Community News:

  • Rob Walling, The Micropreneur Academy, has brand new book out: Start Small, Stay Small: A Developer’s Guide to Launching a Startup is out. Have not yet had time to read it, but Rob knows his stuff, and people I respect are raving about it.
  • There’s a new website, SoftCity, focused on connecting software developers, and experts with software users. The site provides a single destination for discussing, commenting, posting articles and reviews as well as trying and buying software. Think independent small developer Apple App Store + social media. If you’re looking for another channel to reach customers (and you should), check them out.

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News/posts for microISVs and Startups:, The Startup Success Podcast and other plugs:

  • New Guide at this week. ( is a subscription-based community of startup founders; if you’re not already a member, get your free 30 day free trial membership):
  • New show at the Startup Success Podcast:
    • Show #72 [link] [iTunes]. This week Bob and Pat talk with Adeo Ressi, creator of the Founder Institute (FI), a unique four-month apprenticeship and training program for startup founders running in multiple cities. Adeo shares FI’s approach to recruiting startups that results in a 75% success rate, answers questions about how FI works and has some excellent advice for startups.
      Also this week, Bob recently interviewed Alex Kölpin of Berlin Partner. If you are a US startup thinking about opening an EU office, Berlin Partner – a public/private partnership promoting Berlin as a Startup hub – has a great deal for you. Alex also has some very good advice for EU and German startups looking for assistance in breaking into the US market.
  • Active Scholarships at

(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.)

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