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Brett Hurt at the Austin Regulars Meetup

Startup Advice from Brett Hurt, Austin Ventures Partner and BazaarVoice Founder

Brett Hurt has been blogging for some time now. At a recent appearance at the Austin Regulars meetup, Brett answered questions from several audience members. Throughout the conversation, he kept referring to his blog as a source to dig deeper into his thoughts and opinions on launching startups and the state of entrepreneurship in Austin. […]

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How often do you visit competitor websites?

Oh, it seems innocent enough. A page view here, a page view there. Pretty soon you are hooked on competitor websites and can’t make a decision without first looking at their site. As simple as it seems, it is often overlooked as the first sign that a startup may be losing focus. Here is how […]

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Startups on Rails

I met my good friend Ryan Heneise over lunch Monday, during which we were discussing what sort of FUD we get from startups regarding Ruby on Rails. Rather than go through the volumes of past debates about why Rails is better or worse than XYZ, I’ve decided simply to document why I recommend Ruby and […]

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My Number One Development Priority: Helping Startups Focus

As an architect and developer, you may think that all of my time helping startups get from idea to revenue is spent writing and managing the code, but I find that it first should be spent keeping them focused. Common things that cause startups to get off track Realizing that the money they are spending […]

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