Your Open Source Startup

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Scheduled: Tuesday, June 26, 2012 from 2:30 – 3:15pm in B304


Are you ready to take your Open Source project to the next level? Maybe it's time for a startup.


When should Open Source leaders take the next step to making a startup? In this talk, I’ll go over how Open Source developers and teams can form a company, get funding, build a business model and customer base, and still look at themselves in the mirror in the morning.

I’ll give examples from my experience with StatusNet as well as examples from companies I’ve reviewed and followed to come to understand how Open Source startups can win.

Speaking experience

Spoke twice at OS Bridge; a few OSCONs; lots of SXSW; a few others.