Wanted to send a big shout out to Startup Weekend – New York City! I’ve been following the weekend from afar and it looks like they had a great time and made very good progress with their selected idea, favoreats.com. I wish you guys all the best and can’t wait to see the product in beta.
On a not so happy note… I see that there’s still some fallout from the comments made by Andrew Hyde about the Toronto Startup Weekend and the comments that followed. I was contemplating writing a long post about this and my personal views, but I decided that it might just add fuel to the fire. Instead, I’ll say this. I get the impression that everyone wants to make these weekends successful, whatever name they end up running under. We all want o have a good time, learn, experience and grow. Oh and with any luck built a great product and grow a company. So… why don’t we just put the past behind us and learn from our mistakes and from our successes? If you like Andrew’s approach and want to join or run your own weekend, drop him a line on the Startup Weekend blog. If you don’t like the way he’s structured stuff, run your own like the Birmingham guys are.
I find both regrets and hatred take up too much energy. We’re all an energetic bunch, let’s channel that energy into something productive 🙂