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Startup Weekend Boston

Startup Weekend Boston

Over 130 people – half techies, half business folks – converged on Microsoft NERD this weekend to start their own companies, have some fun & make some noise. Friday night, 50 of them stood up and pitched their ideas in quick 60 second spots, interrupted only for a quick game of multiplayer rock-paper-scissors. Pitches ran […]

Yet Another Podcast: What is this Startup Evangelist thing?

Yet Another Podcast: What is this Startup Evangelist thing?

In celebration of my 1 year anniversary with Microsoft (who’d have thunk?), I sat down with the man that started it all: Jesse Liberty, to attempt to answer the question, “what exactly does an Evangelist for Startups do?” [audio:http://jesseliberty.com/wp-content/media/Show30.mp3] Yet Another Podcast #30 Abby Fichtner–Microsoft Evangelist Abby Fichtner is a Microsoft Evangelist specializing in startups […]

Winning Friends & Influencing People with Social Media

Winning Friends & Influencing People with Social Media

I’ve been feeling a bit like the poster child for social media with the new job. Just after landing it, I saw this awesome TED video by Gary Vaynerchuk on Do What You Love (no excuses!) and I thought my God, he’s talking about ME. When my old company got bought out a couple years […]

Sherman & his wayback machine

Evangelist Chick: Preachin’ the Good Word to Devs

I wrote the start of this post after returning from a full day of interviews, what Microsoft has endearingly termed Finals Day… I had no idea I’d actually get to post it now, 2 weeks later, as I get ready to start this awesome new job… I just got back from my Finals Day with […]