It’s Startup, Not Start-up or Start Up

When I created Startup Revolution and began writing Startup Communities, I insisted with Wiley (my publisher) that the word be “startup” and not “start-up” or “start up” or even “StartUp”. It took a while to (a) get everyone to agree to that and (b) expunge the efforts of the copy-editor to reintroduce some gross variant of “startup” but I finally got it done.

Today I noticed a post from Andrew Hyde titled Washington Post Style Guide Now Includes “Startup” as A WordAwesome.

We had a similar conversation when Startup America Partnership was formed in 2011. After some back and forth we all got it right.

I’m glad that “Startup” is making its way into the style guides of the old media world.