Have you ever wished you had access to experienced startup advisors that could help you with what you're trying to achieve?
We've all been there - working on a project of some description - at some point one of the inevitable questions pop into our heads:
- Am I doing this right?
- What do I do next?
- Why do Starbuck's cinnamon swirls taste so much better than everywhere else's?
Trouble is a lot of the time there isn't the right person around to help you.
Those of you who follow my blog will remember that one Friday night a few months ago, I got a little excited. A new service called Clarity had just gone into Beta that allows you to speak direct to an expert about a problem you're having. Advice for entrepreneurs -> instantly
That night I spoke to Eric Ries, Andrew Chen and a few others about the startup I was working on (If you missed it here's that post). Make no mistake, these are some of the top startup advisors any startup in the world could hope for. I think the ability to do this is a HUGE advantage - having access to people who have achieved what you're trying to achieve, can really increase your chances of success
Further down this post I'll show you how you too can talk to these and other advisors right now. Some for free, and most of them for under $10.
Not believe me? Just click the link below any of the 11 startup advisors I list below, and see for yourself!
Mini-bio: Entrepreneur. New York Times best selling author - The Lean Startup. Previously co-founded / CTO of IMVU.
Mini-bio: Founder of KISSmetrics. Started 3 Internet companies. Love helping other entrepreneurs succeed.
Mini-bio: Geek in stilettos. Founder of Onboardly.com. Traveler. Tall. Canadian in San Francisco.
Mini-bio: Founder of Skweal.com; previously corp dev, marketing and strategy at Mahalo.com. Reviewed and advised over 500+ startups for the TechCrunch50 & Launch conferences.
Mini-bio: Founder, Spark59. Author, Running Lean. Helping startups raise their odds of success.
Mini-bio: VP Product @ GoInstant, Founding Partner at Year One Labs (startup accelerator). Former CEO/founder of Standout Jobs (exited 2010).
Mini-bio: Partner at Real Ventures, a Montreal-based seed VC fund which focus on SaaS, freemium and e-commerce investments.
Mini-bio: Canadian Entrepreneur. Founder of Clarity.fm - Angel Investor (15 tech startups). Co-Founder of Flowtown (Acquired 11'), Founder of Spheric Technologies (Acquired 08'), Mentor @ 500Startup, GrowLabs & theC100.org
Mini-bio: Public Relations for Startups. (Media Outreach | Social Media | Communications Strategy)
Mini-bio: Serial solo entrepreneur, author and mentor. Blogger at SoftwareByRob.com.
Mini-bio: Data Visualization, Infographic Design, Content Marketing, Startups
Your Turn: Did you speak to any of the people above? Where do you get your startup advice from?
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