Here’s a great hour long panel discussion moderated by Guy Kawasaki (garage.com) talking to successful start-ups about how they started, how they made millions, how they survived, what not to do, where they came from, fun times, etc.
On the panel:
James Hong– HotOrNot.com
Max Levchin– Slide.com
Akash Garg– Hi5.com
Sean Suhl– SuicideGirls.com
Drew Curtis– Fark.com
Markus Frind– Plenty of Fish
That startup stories is really interesting. The company behind http://www.websitemade4u.com is very keen on developing innovative web based companies.
If your idea is chosen by them they will develop a strategy to develop it into a MILLION DOLLAR business.
I am waiting on my idea being accepted. Has anyone else sent them an email?
I’m not sure if your a programmer, but if you have an awesome web idea, I’d stay away from funders as they would just want a huge hunk of the equity. Do it yourself, hire a programmer and spend 1-2k for an intial draft. As you have seen/heard, from the video above, doiing it by yourself especially for a web app is the way to go because it’s cheap….it’s not like an idea for a physical product which actually cost undreds/millions just to put into the hands of consumers….a web app can be done free if not for very cheap.