Archives / September, 2009

StartupVisa Momentum

In the few weeks since I wrote the post The Founders Visa Movement there has been a ton of positive momentum, input, ideas, and support.  Thanks to the efforts of Dave McClure and Eric Ries, we shifted the name to the StartupVisa, figured out that the EB-5 visa was the most logical one to try to…

Defrag 2009 – Your Locally Owned Restaurant of Tech Conferences

Defrag 2009 is happening in Denver on November 11th and 12th.  As this is Defrag’s third year, I can say with great confidence that it will be an amazing experience.  I’ve watched Eric Norlin orchestrate two Defrag’s and one Glue conference and he is a master at the small, intimate, high quality tech conference.  The…

I Almost Ended Up in Jail Last Night

I’ll start with the lesson that I learned: Always make sure your license plate matches your registration and insurance forms that you keep in your car and that these are the same as the information the DMV has in their database. Here’s the story.  I was driving home last night around 10:30pm on the road…

Be Your Own Lobbyist – Donate to the Startup Visa Initiative

The Startup Visa movement is picking up a lot of speed.  I’ve had more positive conversations about it than I have about any other government related thing I’ve been involved in or worked on in the past few years. David Binetti and the gang at @2gov have set up a way for anyone to make…

Nice Move By Funding Universe

A few weeks ago I wrote a post titled An Angel Investor Group Move That Makes Me Vomit.  In the post, I lambasted the practice of charging entrepreneurs to pitch to an angel group for funding.  I think this is completely backwards – the angel group members should cover all the costs and the entrepreneurs…