To hell with ’em
It would appear that even the West Coast has a “good old boys” mentality.
As some of you know a company launched (after us) out of Silicon Valley that is similar to our concept. The main differences is that they match you for networking lunches and they are only in one city for now. We on the other hand let you pick for connections based on your own preferences and while it’s a minor detail we are in 39 countries. Oh yeah that’s 358 cities to their 1. Close enough.
What cracks me up is two of the major tech blogs, Mashable and TechCrunch, have not covered our story but have covered them. I suppose our little startup in Knoxville, Tennessee isn’t noteworthy enough.
Earlier today I was talking to a group of entrepreneurs and the phrase “your baby is ugly” was used. The point was that in the start-up world you had better have tough skin because the majority of people, including investors, are going to tell you that your baby is ugly.
My answer…to hell with ’em. Let’s see what they say when we sell.