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How to Tell if a Potential Software Development Partner is Right For You

Posted by Molly Hegarty on February 4, 2016

Questions to ask, and answers to look for.

Choosing the wrong technology partner is among the costlier binds that startup founders can encounter. So, why does it happen so often? One major issue we've noticed: not knowing the right questions to ask.

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How to Have a Long and Happy Relationship with your Technical Partner

Posted by Jeffrey Hanby on January 20, 2016

Development Doesn't Have to be Stressful

Over the years, we have had the chance to work with some amazing companies and do some incredible things. Many of those projects have had us working closely with non-technical entrepreneurs.

This isn't an easy position to be in for many founders. After all, we're working on your baby, and it can be tough to figure out how you fit into the process when you can't personally dive into the code we're writing. Which brings us to the point of this blog.

Through our experiences with many different types of entrepreneurs, we have discovered there are some simple concepts that our partners can subscribe to which can drastically improve the success rate of a project.  

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Making Your Startup Look Good: Free Executive Summary and Pitch Deck Templates

Posted by Alec Cole on January 6, 2016

Download the LookFar Guide to Getting Pitch-Ready

Having trouble making your great idea look as good as it sounds? Setting up a solid pitch deck and executive summary is a crucial step toward finding both venture capital and early media attention, but it's far from easy.

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Three Clear Signs of Growth in the New Orleans Startup Scene

Posted by Molly Hegarty on December 3, 2015

“The problem is not that most towns kill startups. It's that death is the default for startups, and most towns don't save them. “

- Paul Graham

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How to Make a Kick-Ass Pitch Deck Using Nothing but PowerPoint

Posted by Jillian Firnhaber on November 12, 2015

But We Won't Build Decks

We love startups. We’d do almost anything to support a partner or potential partner. But just like Meatloaf, there is one thing we don’t do. We will not build your pitch deck.

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Lessons from New Orleans Startup Weekend

Posted by Alec Cole on November 5, 2015

Takeaways for Early-Stage Founders

I went to a Google Startup Weekend a couple weeks ago. Ran into a great team, ideated, validated, and even built a teeny website.

Early admission: we didn’t win.

Still, I had a great chance to watch the people who did win, and I’ve had plenty of time to agonize about how we could have toppled them. Startup Weekend didn’t shower me in cash or equivalent services, but I'll be damned if it didn’t teach me a few lessons on how to spin an early-stage startup. If you’re about to tackle your first weekend or – much more likely – you’re prepping for an early-stage pitch of any kind, here are some things to keep in mind.

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