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Here in Mountain View for Startup Grind 2013, podcasting from the event. The biggest names in tech -- venture capitalists and founders alike will be speaking including; Dave McClure, Paul Ahlstrom, Mark Suster, Steve Blank and Brad Feld. I run Startup Grind Melbourne and I am here representing the local chapter, so I will let you know what is happening over the next few days.
Ever run into someone that was totally engrossed in their phone? Had the head down and was obviously sending some type of message - oblivious to the rest of the world (yes, I have been guilty of doing this myself at times).
Type n Walk solves this problem for you by bringing up your camera while you walk, now you can see what is ahead of you - while you text or tweet. Catch the rest on the show.
In this episode I let you know where the hell I have been and talk about two amazing startups. Fandrop a cool website that allows you to basically copy and paste what you find around the web and onlywire helping you distribute your stories to all of your social networks at one time. We also talk about some cool custom 3D Cases for you iPhone.
Ever needed to let someone in but you have the keys? Ever been too drunk to work out which key opens the door? =) Well all your prayers have been answered with Lockitron.
Lockitron fits directly over your existing deadbolt and can be controlled remotely via your smartphone and its inbuilt wifi system, bringing the world one step closer to being keyless!
The only trouble now is if you lose your phone you also just lost you house key =)
Mr. Syed Hanif in Bhopal from India has spent a whopping $18.3million dollars on his replica of the Taj Mahal made completely of gold and silver (with 8 diamonds thrown in for good measure). The replica while small weighs an incredible 420kg and was developed by '35 skilled craftsmen'. Listen to our thoughts on the building of this replica =)
Check out our thoughts on Ridejoy an application that allows you to team up with people to get a ride, usually for long distance trips. While the application is obviously designed to be helpful and save you money, we have a quite different take on whether this is application is that helpful at all - sorry guys!
In today’s Episode of Dream Startups (just started calling it that) we talk about a few cool businesses that will make your life a little easier, from shouting friends drinks, to helping you with your own projects including building apps and promoting your own startup.
One on Me allows you to buy Facebook friends a beer, or a drink for their birthday or as a gift. Ever felt a little upset that all you could do last minute was post a crummy happy birthday message? This will make both of you feel good about yourself with a just a few dollars. Getting the drink however could be the hard part?
Erlibird is a brilliant site that helps you promote your own startup, get beta users, and ultimately succeed if the community gets behind your concept. Will definitely be posting future Dream Startups on ErliBird!
App-Press helps turn graphic designers into app developers, never again do you have to leave design to developers or see your design come out completely different than you had anticipated. Without any programming knowledge App-Press allows you to design how you like to and spits out code for both Android and iPhone, saving you thousands of dollars and all the headaches of dealing with multiple developers. Love this one!
We are big believers in creating a list of goals, we do this each year around new year - so a bucketlist is a great idea. Anything that helps you focus on achieveing great things in your life should be held in high esteem. There is also something about writing them down, that helps get the ball rolling, some say its because it almost becomes a contract with yourself. Whatever it is, write them down and even if you put them in a draw and don't look at them until next year, you will be amazed at what was accomplished.
Bucketlistly helps you take those goals online.
If writing them down helps dreams manifest than surely sharing them with a community that can also buy into your vision, will help make those aspirations possible - that little bit sooner.
A gang in India was recently busted helping students looking to enter University cheat on their entrance exam with sophisticated internet enabled wrist watches.
Meet Katie Davies, an inspirational 8 year that saw the impact a dog had on her sick Aunties life and decided that that more people could do with the help of these dogs! Taking action - she set about to create a video and encourage the kids at school to donate what they could to raise money for Canine Partners. Listen to the story and make a donation.