Session: Going For It: From Side Project to Startup - Building a Company One Evening at a Time
Thursday, 13:00 - 13:50
Location-based platform Geoloqi was born out of a year of bootstrapping while co-founders Aaron Parecki and Amber Case worked full-time. This session will tell the story of Geoloqi's transition from side project to startup, highlighting the technology, decisions, difficulties, triumphs and struggles along the way.
a side project of your own, an interest in starting your own company
gps, location-based technologies, entrepreneurship, fundraising
Aaron Parecki has been a GPS enthusiast since the age of six, when he first discovered the art of programming. Today he is a Portland-based iPhone and PHP developer interested in solving practical problems with technology. In his free time, he enjoys geolocation, linguistics, and building home automation systems and IRC bots with a sense of humor. For the past 2½ years, he has been tracking and visualizing his location at 6 second intervals. He created Geoloqi.com with Amber Case in an effort to help people connect in the real world. He has 11 years experience in web app development, database design, and server administration.