Startups

The aim of this group is:

  • to give members an opportunity to share their stories about building a website with Drupal for their startups
  • to create a space for those willing to learn more about Drupal and ways it can help online businesses
  • to foster a sense of entrepreneurship and, at the same time, offer technical guidance to those who may not be familiar with Drupal

Over time, it is hoped that this group will become an important part of the drupal community as more people come to learn Drupal for developing online businesses, be they ecommerce websites or social networks.

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DrupalCon India Meetup! Megan visits Mumbai

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2015-01-18 (All day) Asia/Kolkata
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DrupalCon is coming to India in 2016.

Megan Sanicki, https://www.drupal.org/u/megansanicki, Associate Director at Drupal Association, is visiting Mumbai between January 14-18. While the main purpose of her trip is to visit the sites that have been identified in the feasibility study conducted in October and November this year, it is important that she also meets with the Drupal community in Mumbai. Blog post on this by Megan is here: https://assoc.drupal.org/blog/megansanicki/help-us-plan-drupalcon-india

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Drupal Splash Awards 2014

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2014-12-12 19:00 - 23:00 Europe/Amsterdam

Drupal Splash Awards 2014 aims to spotlight the best Drupal projects and community contributions from Belgium and The Netherlands. Both Drupal agencies and individuals who have achieved extraordinary results get special recognition from inside and outside the Drupal community. The international jury selects winners out of hundreds of contestants in several categories including best government project and best Drupal theme.

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Greater Los Angeles Drupal Special Event: Silicon Beach Drupal with Friday5.org Founder Michael Berman

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2014-09-16 19:00 - 21:00 America/Los_Angeles
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We're excited to announce a Greater Los Angeles Drupal Special Event: Silicon Beach Drupal with Friday5.org Founder Michael Berman. This event focuses heavily on the needs of startups, innovative ways to use the Drupal framework and related technologies, and the nuts and bolts of product development and customer acquisition.

Join us on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 in Santa Monica, CA, between 7-9pm Pacific. This will be our first-ever meetup at BLANKSPACES Santa Monica. Seating, food and drinks are limited and RSVPs are encouraged.

This is an off-the-record presentation and discussion and there will not be a webcast for this meetup.

Friday5 Demo and Case Study by Michael Berman

Michael Berman Michael Berman is Founder of both Friday5, a Drupal-based crowdfunding platform for nonprofits, and Ready, a real-time location-based mobile app that brings new friends together.

Prior to founding Friday5 and Ready, Michael spent many years selling at Fortune 1000 and Fortune 500 companies. In 2010, he stumbled upon a promising little startup in Silicon Valley called Eventbrite. Michael lead Eventbrite's sales team during two years of rapid company expansion, scaling from 40 to 200+ employees, and was a part of many successes including raising 130m in venture funding.

Michael's Eventbrite experience propelled him to create a company of his own, and it manifested into Friday5, an innovative crowd-funding platform that helps take the guesswork out of finding worthy causes and making tax-deductible donations. Members who sign up at Friday5.org enter their credit card information, select the amount they want to donate to a nonprofit each week, and then receive a weekly email detailing which cause Friday5 has carefully curated for that week’s crowd-funded donation.

In short, Friday5 is helping change the world — one Friday at a time — and they’ve been praised in publications such as Forbes and PandoDaily. Check out the case study, Everybody Loves Friday5: The Crowdfunding Platform for Nonprofits, for some technical information on how Friday5 was designed and engineered.

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Greater Los Angeles Drupal startups eligible for Ultimate MSDN subscription via Microsoft BizSpark

Microsoft BizSpark Greater Los Angeles Drupal has partnered with Microsoft BizSpark, a program that provides support to software entrepreneurs.

For a limited time, Greater Los Angeles Drupal startups can sign up and receive the Ultimate MSDN subscription (worth up to $13,000 in software licenses) and $150 / month of Azure.

That's right! These are seriously big discounts to startups in our community. Rumor has it, however, that the BizSpark benefits may change beginning in July, 2014, so we encourage you to sign up as soon as possible.

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Drupal Course Excellent for Startups/Entrepreneurs

For startups thinking of building their site (or prototype) with Drupal and small businesses, I'd like to announce a six-week online course, which would be ideal for someone trying to do it on their own. You can learn to build your site over the length of the course.

Mastering Drupal
A unique, live, online, six-week interactive course designed to help you leap over the learning curve and learn to build complex websites using Drupal. Classes begin Wednesday, May 28th, 2014.
http://new-media-solutions.com/drupal-training/mastering-drupal

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Open Office Hours at Droplabs in Downtown Los Angeles on May 21, 2014: Open Source + Startups

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2014-05-21 17:00 - 19:00 America/Los_Angeles
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Open Office Hours at Droplabs matches experts in startup mentorship, software development and business model generation, with local area programmers, entrepreneurs and small business owners.

This unique event combines one-on-one mentorship with a networking event and provides a fun, high energy experience for everyone. Best of all, participation is free!

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Drupal Learning

I am new in Drupal. I want to make a site using drupal, but not know how to start? Can any one help me to startup a drupal site?

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Drupal University Initiative

Hi guys!!!

I've been cooking an idea about massive Drupal training in Mexico City among engineering and science students. It consist in three phases
1) Crowd-source a role centered Drupal learning curricula from existing sources and the community.
2) Marketing and promote the course + remote tutoring to students.
3) Evaluate graduated students, offer internships and future job opportunnities. Repeat

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"Drupal + Startups = AWESOME!" from DrupalCamp Fox Valley

Hi Everyone!

I just wanted to share the video of my presentation from DrupalCamp Fox Valley - "Drupal + Startups = AWESOME!":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmcVEe2a-mU

Please watch it on YouTube and let me know what you think!

Thanks,
David.

PS: Click here to see the slides!

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Drupal's Hospitality Network as a Couchsurfing.com replacement

With the "digital nomads" breakout session at DrupalCon Portland still on my mind, I came across an intriguing blog post today by Nithin Coca about the so-called "rise and fall" of Couchsurfing.

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