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Andrew Scott from Rummble gave an amusing talk at a recent event aimed at entrepreneurial folk interested in mobile and tablet technologies.  He talked about the DIRTY DOZEN – the name he’s given to mistakes he has made – and offered some advice to those wanting to develop mobile apps.

Depending on your perspective, Rummble is Andrew’s 5th or 6th startup so he’s got plenty of experience to share!

Here is what he had to say:

  1. Don’t choose a cr*p name – Scott once chose Playtex, which seems ok but in the UK it’s known for bras and the USA it is known for sanitary products…!
  2. Build amazingly on one platform – then you can go to a VC and say ‘gimme £3million to do this awesome thing on everything else’ 🙂 (more…)

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I’ll be heading off to the Launch48 Mobile Weekend which kicks off tomorrow evening in London (well actually Richmond, Surrey).  Here’s the programme if you’re interested in attending. There are still a few tickets if you want to turn up. If you’re afraid you don’t know much about mobile technologies fear not!  The event is as much about LEARNING as it is about doing.

LAUNCH48 MOBILE WEEKEND

Friday

6:00 to 6:30 pm  Registration

6:30 to 7:00 pm  Introduction and example (more…)

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If you are interested in:

  • building mobile or iPad apps
  • creating a startup company over a weekend
  • meeting designers, developers or other like-minded types
  • pitching a mobile or tablet based business ideas
  • listening to upcoming mobile and table tech chat from the likes of Adobe, Paypal and Microsoft

then count your lucky stars!

On Nov 26-28th, Launch48 will be holding a mobile and tablet based entrepreneurial event that will allow you the opportunity to pitch a business idea and build up a business in 48hrs!

I’ve been to a couple of Launch48 events now and have found them to be tremendous!  I’ve learnt new things, stepped out of my comfort zone, worked with a variety of people, made some cool friends, been under a wee bit o’ pressure and LAUGHED a lot!  If that’s not incentive enough to take part, what about the free beer and pizza?  Other members of the StartupCafe team who’ve (more…)

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Tuesday 19th October: Launch Lab – the WordPress Session, 9am at Renroc

Blogging can be a great way to promote your business and engage with your customers. This week at Launch Lab, Ian Mackay (Epitome Solutions), Doug Holmes (Zeal Internet Marketing), and Dan Frydman (Inigo Media) will be giving an overview of how to set up a blog for your business using the WordPress blogging platform, what to write on it, and how to get the right people reading it.

Tuesday 19th October: Glasgow Web Centric Meetup, 7pm at The 78, Glasgow

Gather at The 78 at 7pm for some chat on all things web-related – it’s very informal, but feel free to bring along demos, designs, questions, news or whatever’s of interest for you right now.  (more…)

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For those of you who are interested in all things mobile, the regular Mobile Apps Group run by Informatics Ventures has been moved to 24th Feb.

There is no Mobile Apps Group meeting this week. This month, the Informatics Mobile Apps group is meeting in Inspace on Wednesday, 24 February at 18.30. We are putting together a panel of speakers to give their thoughts on what’s in store for 2010. (more…)

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