Friday, March 1, 2013

The Internet is a marvelous place

It's changed many things, among them how startups are formed.  And that continues:
The Startup Channel will be an online video channel about startups and startup people. You’ll find it probably on YouTube unless some other Internet video outfit makes me a better offer (hint, hint). We’ll be launching with 40 hours of pre-produced content, which is a lot for online video where the typical segments are 3-6 minutes long. We’ll launch with approximately 600 segments. And over the course of a year we’ll produce 250 hours of original content or around 3,750 segments. This is a huge amount of video but there’s a lot to cover in the vibrant startup space.
Eighty percent of our content will be three-minute elevator pitches for new companies. We have a database of more than 6,000 current business plans (the largest such database in existence) with full financials to draw from and hope to produce at least 2,000 pitches per year. The rest of the content will be contextual: it will inform, explain, educate, and entertain an audience eager to know more about startups and startup culture.
Crowdsourcing FTW.  If you have an idea for a startup, here's another place to look.

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