Start ups

The Evolution of a co-Founder

Angeline | October 23rd, 2008

Today marks a monumental day in crowdSPRING history. As a company filled with creative, like-minded individuals who love and appreciate good design and usability, it’s no surprise that the soft glow of Apples beam throughout the office on our MacBook Pros. Pete even has the copy from the heralded “Think Different” Apple advertising campaign taped […]

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Start-up Tip: Building The Budget Side Of Your Revenue Model

Ross | October 2nd, 2008

Mike and I stated working on crowdSPRING in the summer of 2006. We incorporated the company in May 2007 and launched the crowdSPRING marketplace in May 2008. We’ve learned many important lessons along the way. In some ways, our experience is typical of other start-ups. In other ways, it is not. I want to share […]

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Start-up Tip: What’s Your Revenue Model?

Ross | October 1st, 2008

Mike and I stated working on crowdSPRING in the summer of 2006. We incorporated the company in May 2007 and launched the crowdSPRING marketplace in May 2008. We’ve learned many important lessons along the way. In some ways, our experience is typical of other start-ups. In other ways, it is not. I want to share […]

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The Benefits of Working at a Start Up #3

Angeline | September 25th, 2008

The crowdSPRING crew tests and tests and tests some more in order to make sure the site is running efficiently for our users. We want to make sure that we are aware of any issues / bugs, and we try out new features before unleashing them upon the internets (I made that word plural on […]

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Start-up Tip: Ten Suggestions For Raising Start-up Capital From Angels

Ross | September 17th, 2008

Mike and I stated working on crowdSPRING in the summer of 2006. We incorporated the company in May 2007 and launched the crowdSPRING marketplace in May 2008. We’ve learned many important lessons along the way. In some ways, our experience is typical of other start-ups. In other ways, it is not. I want to share […]

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Start-up Tip: When To Leave Your Full-Time Job

Ross | September 3rd, 2008

Mike and I stated working on crowdSPRING in the summer of 2006. We incorporated the company in May 2007 and launched the crowdSPRING marketplace in May 2008. We’ve learned many important lessons along the way. In some ways, our experience is typical of other start-ups. In other ways, it is not. I want to share […]

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Start-up Tip: Lead By Example, Not By Title

Ross | August 29th, 2008

Mike and I stated working on crowdSPRING in the summer of 2006. We incorporated the company in May 2007 and launched the crowdSPRING marketplace in May 2008. We’ve learned many important lessons along the way. In some ways, our experience is typical of other start-ups. In other ways, it is not. I want to share […]

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The Benefits of Working at a Start Up #2

Angeline | August 27th, 2008

“Does this adapter make me look fat?” Boy, do I like to create series in the Blog…but more than that, I am just really excited to post this lovely picture of our fearless leaders, crowdSPRING co-Founders Mike Samson and Ross Kimbarovsky. Earlier this month, Chicagoans were oh-so-lucky enough to experience a tornado rolling through our […]

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Start-up Tip: Surround Yourself With Smart People

Ross | August 25th, 2008

Mike and I stated working on crowdSPRING in the summer of 2006. We incorporated the company in May 2007 and launched the crowdSPRING marketplace in May 2008. We’ve learned many important lessons along the way. In some ways, our experience is typical of other start-ups. In other ways, it is not. I want to share […]

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laFraise vs. crowdSPRING

Angeline | August 18th, 2008

Calling all crowdSPRING creatives: We’ve teamed up with laFraise to host a t-shirt design project on their site for our community. The theme? “Creativity is….” (Would you expect anything less from a creative marketplace?) There’s quite the hefty reward involved for the top 3 entries, so keep reading for all the details… Who is LaFraise? […]

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