The secret project thing I have been working on has now sadly been delayed, hopefully with a launch in November. I have been lucky in that all supporters and people involved are still focused on it working, being a huge success and I am convinced that all the effort we have put in so far will bring that.
Organising this project has introduced me to some of the best people I have had the privilege of meeting. One has really stood out, not only as a huge support and help but a great bloke, and he always seems to be able to make time to talk, Stewart Townsend from Sun Microsystems, and he writes this blog.
Stew has a rather unique role, he helps Startup’s. He is in his own words “the man in the shirt that runs Startup Essentials in the UK”.
So what does Startup Essentials do? – (Visit the site here.)
Simply, it helps you interact with Sun and the power that brings.
*Sell servers at Startup pricing
*Hosting – again at Startup pricing
*Engineering Support – Do you have a scaling problem ? Have you thought about Scaling ? Help is there.
*Community events – Sun host and support events for the UK and Irish Startup community ?
*PR – As part of Startup Essentials customer base, you have access to our PR team to write a customer success story, that gets pushed out to Analysts globally.
And probably the icing on the cake:-
*Introductions – To Investors from Angels to VC, introductions to a larger network across different geographies.
So, what are you waiting for it is free to join, click here – Ok there is one more incentive:-
The chance to win a free exhibition stand at FOWA* in London, worth £2.5k – click here for more or:-
Are you based in the UK ?
Have you been trading for 6 years or less ?
Do you have 150 employees or less ? Answered YES to all, then SIGN UP HERE NOW and in the tracking code enter FOWA08, a draw will take place on the 22nd September and if you are the winner, then you will receive an email and telephone call on the Tuesday 23rd September with all the details required.
*FOWA – Future of Web Apps – If you have a website, blog or any interest in social media, this is a total and utter must visit and if you are going, let me know, we should meet up