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Month: November 2010

What are the four essential ingredients for a tech company?

Just came back from a 30 minutes jog and got my head cleared. I was thinking about what the four essential ingredients for a tech company is to succeed? In my view: 1. Viable idea 2. Talented team 3. Access to capital 4. Accessible market If so, how does Techcelerate help to achieve each of above? 1. Viable idea – Most entrepreneurs or wanna be entrepreneurs have ideas. Whilst we actively do not get involved at this stage, some of these ideas have been refined as part of engagement with the Techcelerate community. Of course, our events and workshops provide…

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WorkFlowy as a Personal Task Management Tool

Since I was introduced to WorkFlowy by my fellow tech entrepreneur, Joel Gascoigne of OnePage, I have been using it daily as my personal task management tool. WorkFlowy is a simple outline tool that can be used in multiple ways, e.g. build your business plan. I have tried many task management tools since venturing into the exciting world of tech entrepreneurship in 2004, but never found anything that is as simple as workflowy. For many years, I used MindManager from MindJet, a licensed software application for mind mapping to plan my daily, weekly, monthly and annual schedules. For daily and…

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Becoming a Trustee of The Bridgewater Hall Community Education Trust

Today, I became a Trustee of The Bridgewater Hall Community Education Trust (BHCET). The BHCET maximises┬áthe education potential of the Bridgewater Hall which is a world class concert hall in the centre of Manchester. The BHCET runs a wide range of projects, programmes and activities taking the building and its rich artistic life as a stimulus. The Board of Trustees consists of many well known faces of Manchester and the North West, and how I would add value is yet to be worked out. I am hoping this may be in couple of areas: 1. Brand 2. Technology 3. Culture…

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What are the 10 most used enterprise web applications?

What are the 10 most used enterprise web applications by you and what are the primary reasons for their usage?? In my case, in order of frequency, i.e. first being the most used and 10th being the least used out of the 10: 1. http://mail.google.com – emails 2. http://edocr.com – lead generation 3. http://docs.google.com – spreadsheets 4. http://xero.com – accounts 5. http://capsulecrm.com – opportunities (techcelerate.org) 6. http://salesforce.com – opportunities (edocr.com) 7. http://mailchimp.com – email marketing (techcelerate.org) 8. http://zendesk.com – customer support (edocr.com) 9. http://assembla.com – product management (edocr.com) 10. http://madmimi.com – email marketing (edocr.com) Do share your list! Many thanks

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What are the 10 most used social web applications by you?

What are the 10 most used social web applications by you and what are the primary reasons for their usage?? In my case, in order of frequency, i.e. first being the most used and 10th being the least used out of the 10: www.edocr.com – no surprise here! www.twitter.com – instant broadcasting, traffic generator and on-line collaboration (plus tweetdeck + tweetie + cotweet) www.facebook.com – access to 500 million user base with difficulty www.Linkedin.com – verify email addresses of new contacts and learn about individuals www.youtube.com – videos of our events www.stumbleupon.com – traffic generation www.digg.com – traffic generation del.icio.us…

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