Boris Mann

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Oct 8, 2020

  • October 08, 2020

So I confirmed this morning that my Rad Runner bike wheel tubes are sold out even on the Rad website. I guess this weekend.


Set up my Social Co-op MastodonMastodon
Mastodon is an open source federated micro-blogging platform.
The Mastodon documentation site https://docs.joinmastodon.org/ covers what a microblog and federation are:

Similar to how blogging is the act of publishing updates to a website, microblogging is the act of publishing small updates to a stream of updates on your profile. You can publish text posts and optionally attach media such as pictures, audio, video, or polls. Mastodon lets you follow friends and discover new ones.
Federation...
account last night. You can find me at @[email protected]. And yeah, I didn’t manage to get boris as a username! I’ll write a full blog post about this.


New to me: /nick lets you change your nickname on a Discord server. They also recently enabled “community” servers. Basically, Discord is used for sort of personal chat home bases, but also increasingly for community. They’ve enabled specific features for these open communities, especially if you have a lot of members. We don’t have enough members at FissionFission
Fission is the company I founded in June [[2019]] with [[Brooklyn Zelenka]].

https://fission.codes
twitter @fissioncodes
Discord chat https://fission.codes/discord
[[Discourse]] forum https://talk.fission.codes

for all of the features, but it was great to be able to have a welcome screen for new users that join, suggesting them to certain channels.


Got an intro to someone who read my Taking equity in startups as a consulting firmTaking equity in startups as a consulting firm
I’ve been asked by a number of design agencies, development shops, and other consultants how they can work with startups. Part of this is understanding what types of services startups need and what their budget is. The other part is these firms thinking of themselves as investors, and wanting to have a piece of a product company that may pay off beyond just hourly consulting fees.
Much of the material is slanted towards design services, but is generally applicable to any service provider.
Ear...
post and wanted to see if my thinking had evolved from then. This fits into the Startup StudioStartup Studio
Financing and Structure
Sidecar funds, corporate vehicles, club deals - how do startup studios get financed?Sidecar funds, corporate vehicles, club deals - how do startup studios get financed?

As explained in The Rise of Startup Studios, a white paper published by The Global Startup Studio Network in 2019, the term “startup studio” covers a wide range of actors and operating principles.
To be considered a startup studio, we set an arbitrary threshold of a minimum of 6 months of highly active assistance to each startup. Anything below the threshold can be broadly covered by the term “accelerator”.

via @allbombs, from the [[eFounders]] blog: Sidecar funds, corporate vehicles, club ...


To be considered a startup studio, we set an arbitrary threshold of a minimum of 6 months of highly active assistance to each startup. Anything below the threshold can be broadly covered by the term “accelerator”.

model that I’ve thought a lot about.

It just so happens that @allbombs shared a video from the Global Accelerator Network about Enhance Ventures https://www.enhance.online/.

Plus this article which contains a good framework for looking at Startup Studios and how they are financed: Sidecar funds, corporate vehicles, club deals - how do startup studios get financed?Sidecar funds, corporate vehicles, club deals - how do startup studios get financed?

As explained in The Rise of Startup Studios, a white paper published by The Global Startup Studio Network in 2019, the term “startup studio” covers a wide range of actors and operating principles.
To be considered a startup studio, we set an arbitrary threshold of a minimum of 6 months of highly active assistance to each startup. Anything below the threshold can be broadly covered by the term “accelerator”.

via @allbombs, from the [[eFounders]] blog: Sidecar funds, corporate vehicles, club ...


Via @bobsummerwill, Bruce Perens Post Open Source License Early Draft. There’s a video, which is “What Comes After Open Source” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTsc1m78BUk. I need to watch this and take some notes.