Ever thought about starting a company on your own. There is no day in my life that goes by without thinking about it. Although I’ve had several ideas, most of which have been shelved or written down in one of those shabby old notepads that lay in the deepest corners of my room, I must admit, I haven’t yet done much justice to it.
And then on one of those fine sunny Sunday mornings, I chanced upon 500 Startups . Started off as a “micro venture capitalist” firm, it has grown into a startup “nurturing” firm, providing assistance with “Design, Data and Distribution” for starters who have a potential idea but who don’t entirely know where to take off from there. Mentors, with expertise in a multitude of areas including Infrastructure, Social, Travel, Engineering and eCommerce, have helped build several fledglings already including AppBistro , Payvment and SendGrid . And if you really want more, they have start up events all around the globe that can help network the local “starters”
I must say this has definitely triggered my interest to dust those old notepads and start thinking a bit more seriously about them.