Good blogs to read for tech startups

I was recently asked what are the sites or the blogs you keep up to date with. I will not add the solely programming sites I follow.  Happy to take other recommendations to add to the list 🙂

First without a doubt subscribe to the Startup Digest

http://startupdigest.com

hacker news is very popular but it is a fire hose of information – http://news.ycombinator.com

Personal Blogs

Dave Mcclure

The street fighters of startups. Connected with 500.

http://500hats.com

Brad Feld

This guy is doing a lot to help us understand startups and the communities they need to exist. His blog is more personal , you feel like you know part of him and his journey. Connected with TechStars.

http://www.feld.com/wp/

Fred Wilson

A man with a lot of wisdom. He has built up an impressive community in which he engages. Connected with AVC.

http://www.avc.com/

Steve Blank

Occasionally has some really interesting posts

http://steveblank.com

Eric Reis

This used to be a really good site but now just feels like a marketing machine

http://www.startuplessonslearned.com

Knowledge Sites

InfoQ – I love InfoQ they have great videos, great tips on how to handle specific technical issues http://www.infoq.com

Smashing magazine – For design it is the king of the hill – http://www.smashingmagazine.com

Mozilla Developer Network – My favourite reference site for web stuff https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/

W3Tech – Which technologies are in favour – http://w3techs.com

Ted.com – just in case you do not know – do not just watch the videos you thinking might be interesting, find ones that may challenge or add another perspective to your life.. http://www.ted.com

DZone – The odd good technical article – http://agile.dzone.com

News Sites

TechVibes – Great for Canadian startup news – http://www.techvibes.com/global

GeekWire – http://www.geekwire.com

Tech Crunch I used to read this but its re-design actually offends me – http://techcrunch.com

Community, Incubators and alike

Startup Weekend

Awesome fun for your weekend and a great way to find people you want to work with.

http://startupweekend.org

500 startups

The place for the scrappy startup

http://500.co

Techstars

The professional startup educators. Check out their online TV series “The Founders”

http://www.techstars.com

Y Combinator

For the elite and the top of the class

http://ycombinator.com

GrowLab

Accelerator based near the best boarding and skiing on the planet

http://www.growlab.ca

Angel List

For the startups look for funding

https://angel.co/home

Business Model Innovation Hub

Formed out of the Business Model Generation Book

http://businessmodelhub.com

Others

37 Signals

Signal vs. Noise – a company blog, which occasionally has really interesting articles.

http://37signals.com/svn

what if

Great nerd site – ANSWERING YOUR HYPOTHETICAL QUESTIONS WITH PHYSICS, EVERY TUESDAY.

http://what-if.xkcd.com

Who did I miss?

You see the format tell me who I should add, thanks 🙂

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About Eric Brooke

I’m deeply curious, love to learn, insightful about people and their psychological makeup, deft at communication, excel at networking, deeply tech-savvy and relish growing others through education and leadership. I am a developer, marketeer, gamer, lover of water slides and ice cream :-)

Posted on 26 November , 2012, in Startup, Technology and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Eric, I recently started a blog that covers how to start a sales organization for a startup. It also goes over basic sales tips and strategies that any founder needs to know. It would be great if you could list me.

    http://aspigablog.wordpress.com/

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