E220: Joe Stump on This Week in Startups

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Serial entrepreneur Joe Stump (SimpleGeo) joined TWiST to talk about his new venture Sprint.ly. Joe’s a founder who also builds, so check out his insights and advice into developing workflows for devs and non-devs alike.0:00-3:30 Welcome everyone to the first TWiST of 2012! We’ve had an amazing run so far, and we’re 220 episodes in.
3:30-5:30 Thank you to Walker Corporate Law for sponsoring the show. If you’re an entrepreneur or small business owner, call Scott at 310-288-6667.
5:30-9:15 Welcome to today’s guest, Joe Stump. Joe, what was SimpleGeo, what was your mission there?
10:45-12:00 How do you approach investors to tell them about your pivot?
17:00-19:00 It reminds me of Batman when they have a grid of everyone’s phone in NYC, everyone geo-tagged. What crazy things did you envision at SimpleGeo that could be possible because of that?
19:00-19:45 Joe explains how he wanted to create Google Analytics for the real world.
19:45-23:15 Insight from Tyler: “It’s like thieves watching garbage after Christmas.”
23:15-24:30 Did you bump up against any legal issues at SimpleGeo?
24:30-25:30 Joe gives insight into some scary practices the Chinese have regarding their airstrips.
25:30-27:30 Thank you to SurveyMonkey for sponsoring the show. Go to Try.SurveyMonkey.com/TWiST to try it out for free!
27:30-30:30 So what is Sprint.ly?
30:30-33:30 Joe takes Jason through the Sprint.ly management dashboard.
34:45-40:00 What’s the over-arching philosophy of Sprint.ly?
40:00-42:30 Joe: “Give the customer what they want, not what they ask for.”
42:30-46:45 How do you implement this without making people feel like this is a big brother, draconian measure?
46:45-48:00 Welcome to Megan, writer for LAUNCH, who will be playing “Guess the Fake Startup” with us today.
48:00-55:00 Megan presents us with the three startups for consideration: GoodPays.me, 4cast.tv and Dropost.it.
55:00-55:15 4cast.tv is the fake one!
55:15-56:30 What was the exit from SimpleGeo like?
1:02:00-1:03:00 Question from the chat: Does a founder actively trying to sell a company negatively effect its valuaiton?
1:03:00-1:04:00 Joe, thanks so much for joining us today. Email joe@sprint.ly if you’re an awesome developer looking for a gig.
1:04:00-1:05:30 Are you looking for funding right now?
1:05:30-1:12:45 Everyone check out sprint.ly. Thank you to Walker Corporate Law and SurveyMonkey for sponsoring the show. We’ll see you next time!
1:12:45-1:14:00 Jason tells about a pivotal moment from his childhood in which a little league coach told him how to take a hit to get on base.

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