The Startup Guide is for the entrepreneurs, innovators, hackers, designers, and leaders who want to build a business while making a difference in the world.
The Startup Guide combines the essence of the social enterprise movement with the hacker spirit of high-growth technology startups and gives advice for future entrepreneurs who want to build a big company while creating sustainable value for society at-large. It is being written in San Francisco by Ryan Allis, the CEO of Connect. The Startup Guide is being published online at StartupGuide.com and in April 2014 will be published in print.
About The Authors
The book is being written by Ryan Allis and Ellen Daly. Ryan was the co-founder and CEO of iContact from 2003-2012 and led the company from start-up to 300 employees, 70,000 paying customers, and a $169 million sale to Vocus (NASDAQ:VOCS). Today, Ryan is the CEO of Connect in San Francisco. Ryan is an angel investor in 22 companies via Connect Ventures including Spacex, Change.org, LendingClub, Ark, Hydros Water, Off-Grid Electric, and Pengo Loans and is passionate about using technology and business to create a better world. Ellen Daly is a writer who founded CoCreative Writing to help authors navigate the journey from inspiration to publication. She lives in Oakland, CA and has worked on books in the sustainable business niche like Beyond Success, Evolutionaries, and Minding Your Business. You can read the full bios here.
Thank you to the people who inspire us, whether you know it or not:
|Tom Eisenmann, Harvard Business School||Paul Graham, Y Combinator|
|Bill Sahlman, Harvard Business School||Dharmesh Shah, Hubspot|
|Catherine Duggan, Harvard Business School||Eric Ries, Lean Startup|
|Jeffrey Grossman, MIT||Peter Diamandis, Singularity University|
|David Malan, Harvard School of Engineering||Elon Musk, SpaceX & Tesla|
|Steve Blank, UC Berkeley, Stanford||Mark Jacobson, Stanford|
|Sergey Brin, Google||Larry Page, Google|
|Justin Rosenstein, Asana||Eric Schmidt, Google|
|Bill Gates, Gates Foundation||Jeff Bezos, Amazon|
|Sal Khan, Khan Academy||Jay Kimmelman, Bridge International|