I’m (hopefully) creating a term: “startup project”. A startup project is a project done on the side, not setting up a company, with or without partners, with the intention of one day becoming a startup.

I don’t have a startup, but I have many startup projects. Many silly little ideas with great aspirations. I need a term to separate that from non-startup project (like writing free software or build a house for the dog).

My startup projects are:

Many of them are dead or inactive. With .gitignore and .hgignore I believe I’m already getting as many visits as I possible can and it’s not that many (understandably, it’s extremely nichy).

RadioControlPedia is there, providing the information it has and open to anyone to contribute. I have some plans for it in the future but for now, I’m putting my time in other ideas. I really want to stay away from content for now.

Restraq and Hear a Blog deserve posts of their own, so wait for it.

Meanwhile, what do you think about the term “startup project”?


4 responses to “What is a "startup project"?”

  1. Ana Paula Schaepers Avatar
    Ana Paula Schaepers

    Hi

    It is great that you wrote this post. It was my first time at an event like this and personally I learned a lot. I wanted, of course, to build a team and work on my idea, but on the other hand I am glad to have worked on someone else’s project, because I got a glimpse on what mistakes do not make and on which kind of presentation go for when showing off your project.

    I really like your blog. I do not know anything about coding, developing etc. but I am very interested in learning. I more for the creating and developing concepts, ideas and products, but this is definitely something I want to understand more.

    Best,
    Ana Paula Schaepers

    1. J. Pablo Fernández Avatar

      I also learned a lot. If you want to get only the non-technical posts you can go to http://pupeno.com/category/non-technical/ or subscribe to http://pupeno.com/category/non-technical/feed. Alternative, if you subscribe by mail by the recently added form (top right) you’ll get them on your inbox.

  2. Urda (@Urda) Avatar

    I take it you took down hgignore? I remember stumbling on the site a while back, but now it redirects to your DNS project. Just wondering if that was the case.

    1. Pablo Avatar

      Yes, that is correct. I turned hgignore and many other projects off; they were consuming time and resources without going anywhere.

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