Herding Code 85: Clint Nelsen on Startup Weekend

While at Web Camps London, Jon grabs a quick 15 minute interview with Clint Nelsen to talk about Startup Weekend .

  • Clint gives the elevator pitch and a brief history of Startup Weekend.
  • Jon talks about how they are incorporating Startup Weekend into Web Camps. The guys talk about project implementation.
  • Clint talks about Startup Weekend growth, reach and staff and facilitator involvement.  Clint talks about the management aspects of Startup Weekend.
  • Jon asks the types of application which Startup Weekenders are pitching. The guys talk about monetizing iPhone and iPad applications and Jon asks about Windows 7 Phone apps.
  • Clint talks about the benefit of having developers at Startup Weekend knowing a common framework/language.
  • Jon asks about Startup Weekend success stories like Twitpay and Foodspotting.
  • Clint talks about community building, relationships, launch support and current startup funding ratio around 5%.
  • Client and Jon talk about startup thinking in the Microsoft community and building a business around MS technologies.

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Herding Code 85: Clint Nelson on Startup Weekend