The Lastest From The Geek Estate Blog
I just watched a TED talk with Theaster Gates about reviving neglected neighborhoods through art. It’s worth watching: I wrote about the concept of a startup house this weekend. The motivator for building either an art hub or a startup house is the exact same: building local community. Of course, community is the long game, which is why so few people invest in it.
Certainly there is no shortage of money in the technology sector, and that’s growing rather than shrinking. Real estate agents and brokers want to reach relocation clients moving to town for those extremely high-paying jobs. I wrote about being the “start-up agent” in 2013. It’s still do-able. How? Here’s one an idea to kickstart your efforts: Fund/sponsor/build a local start-up house. These types of houses exist already in some places. For example, Hackersurfing (funded/run by WeFunder) and StartupHouse in San Francisco. There’s Krash. Kansas City Startup Village (see … Read More »
From Coldwell Banker: Well done. More background on how this campaign came to be:
[Editor’s Note: HomeZada is sponsoring Geek Estate this month, and this is a sponsored post.] The story behind how a tech company gets its start often intrigues people. The three founders at HomeZada are passionate and driven second time entrepreneurs and believe that many good ideas come from personal experience. HomeZada is no different. The Previous Company Prior to HomeZada, Elizabeth, David and I worked for a software company called Meridian Systems, where in 1993 I started this company with another co-founder. Meridian was started … Read More »
I often hear from readers that they love the geeky startup stuff (like this) I write from my own experience with Oh Hey World / Horizon. So here’s another one of those. I came across Kipo tonight via a posting inside a Facebook group I belong to. I think the landing page is very clear as to what the product is, and why I as a business owner would want such a service. Take a look: Kipo Landing Page And see the video: Why do … Read More »
[Editor’s Note: HomeZada is sponsoring Geek Estate this month, and this is a sponsored post.] Realtors often times state the importance of their role in helping consumers with their single largest financial transaction, the buying or selling of a home. But there is a long and important phase of the homeowner lifecycle that is sandwiched between the buying and the selling of the home, and that is managing the home when consumers own it which is typically between 6 to 9 years. So what do … Read More »