isvtube.jpgThe MicroISV Digest for the week ending November 3rd, 2008.
(If you have an announcement of interest to your fellow microISV, indies or startups, please email me at with the word digest in the subject.)

News and Announcements

  • Thomas Holz (Easy2Sync) has started ISV Tube – new blog, collecting videos of interest to microISVs and startups. Mostly from conferences, but some other good videos, too. (via email)
  • Steve Cholerton – Arten Science – has released Pointer+ for the Mac. Pointer+ changes the cursor to a circular magnifier 200 to 800 px in diameter. More info at: Pointer+ for Mac OSX. (via email)
  • Show #3 of the Startup Success Podcast is out. In this show I give Pat a hard time over Vista, he gives me the lowdown on PDC and Mairtini Ni Dhomhnaill gives all of us a quick intro to finance and accounting for microISVs and startups. Subscribe via Apple iTunes here.
  • Avangate is again helping to sponsor the European Software Conference (Berlin, Nov. 8-9), and upping the conference’s Epsilon Award prize money by 1,000 euros. (via email). [Disclosure note: by arrangement, I’m doing a post a month at Avangate’s Blog, for example, Getting on the right side of economics.]

Relevant Blog Posts, Videos and Articles

  • Scott Carpenter (InvoicePlace) spotted this post at Flying Solo (Australia’s online microISV/Startup community) you might be needing: How to grow your business without borrowing.
  • Patrick Foley – my cohost on the Startup Success Podcast – kicked off shall we say a very spirited exchange re why Cloud computing for microISVs, specifically Microsoft’s version. At BOS.
  • TechCrunch (the U.K based version) started a new feature, Send me an Angel, where they’ll be posting Q and A with Angel investors about their approach to investing.
  • Andy Brice found a good idea for a microISV while taking his son to a model train show. Maybe you need to get out more with your family like Andy did! (via BOS)

Further (mostly relevant) Reading

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  1. Actually, I am not so sure my idea was good for a microISV. I don’t know the market enough to say. But I think talking to people at shows and exhibitions (preferably not software related) can be a good way to get ideas for products.

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