New features and bug fixes made on Startup Genome in the past two weeks.
One of the trickiest and most time-consuming aspects of producing these conferences is assembling the speaker slate. All of the conferences that I’ve worked on have emphasized recruiting speakers from outside the host community, but inevitably a question like “if this is Big Omaha why aren’t there any Omaha founders speaking?” comes up. It’s a logical question and there are several answers. Here’s my take on why it’s important to invite speakers from other cities to speak at local startup conferences.
Startup Genome began as a side project for Dave and myself about two years ago. We talked to hundreds of startup community builders around the world, learned what they needed to help their local communities, built a product, grew our curator network to over 300 and slowly improved Startup Genome when we had free time on nights and weekends.
Today I’m excited to share that we’re taking Startup Genome to the next level with a larger team, renewed focus and brand refresh.
We soft-launched the Startup Genome API a couple weeks ago and are happy to officially announce it today. Developer community – go wild. We’re also excited to announce an integration with the RepresentMap project.