Charles Jo

Charles Jo

301 thoughts; 6 streams
last posted Oct. 9, 2016, 6:07 p.m.
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Creator, SSG

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Silicon Valley
Joined on April 30, 2015, 2:07 p.m.
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294 thoughts
updated Oct. 9, 2016, 6:07 p.m.

Housing in Silicon Valley

Topic of housing in Silicon Valley comes up frequently. Work visa is a separate issue but there are startup talent within this great nation of ours who are eager to live at the place of their dreams so they can meet with people beyond Skype and Google Hangouts or occasional flights in. High cost is keeping them out so we should figure this out. Danielle Morrill recently posted an incubator proposal for rentals (jokingly?):

and I think we need to keep the discussion going until we make it easier.

Related: New Silicon Valley https://medium.com/startup-study-group/new-silicon-valley-cde1b5615345

List of New Silicon Valley http://www.topchart.io/lists/new-silicon-valley

Ideas http://www.topchart.io/lists/housing-in-silicon-valley

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updated July 5, 2015, 9:18 p.m.

More on sustaining founders

Model now is starving recent college graduates who need investor funding to pay bills and scale up their startups. Power is at the angels and VCs who hold the money and pitches are basically elaborate loan applications.

What if we pursued a more viable option: help founders create businesses that sustain them while also freeing them most of their hours to work on their own product ideas? And keep investors in the game for longer term courting as needed for startups to scale.

Ideals models?

  1. Consulting jobs that generate income now.
  2. Help create revenue generating businesses with minimal time commitment.
  3. SSG community to vet product ideas and team building for future co-founders.
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updated June 13, 2015, 8:40 p.m.

I have seen this thing linked several times on SSG Slack, and I clicked on it several times, but I never really understood what it is.

When I clicked on it for the 4th, 5th, ... 9th time, I don't know, I was finally curious enough to find out what this thing is. I watched the intro video on the landing page (which is super well done, really great job!) and I finally understood what ThoughtStreams actually is about. And I really like the idea behind it.

However, I felt like the onboarding could have been easier. And since I have a little bit of experience on UI/UX design, I decided create my first ThoughtStream on how ThoughtStreams could possibly be improved.

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updated June 11, 2015, 3:56 a.m.

This is a good list too.

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updated June 4, 2015, 4:23 a.m.

Youtube video collection appears nicely https://thoughtstreams.io/paltman/killing-the-fat-man/#new

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294 thoughts
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Business model for Startup Study Group (SSG):

  1. Build the best startup community.
  2. ???
  3. Profit*

*Or don't. Having the best startup community is valuable in it self.

5/14/16 Charles Jo

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Links to monitors to use with Macs.

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Startup Study Group is the largest startup slack community. Join us instantly for free. Invites http://bit.ly/joinssg + info http://bit.ly/coolssg

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Business model for Startup Study Group (SSG):

  1. Build the best startup community.
  2. ???
  3. Profit*

*Or don't. Having the best startup community is valuable in it self.

5/14/16 Charles Jo

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On ideas, feedback, suggestions: thanks really but if you're sending me garbage, I'll let you know it is. It's my feedback to you.

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One of the benefits of running Startup Study Group (SSG) is meetings rising stars. This past week, I had the pleasure of meeting with Mike Seidle and Rick Wehrle of WorkHere, one of two startups I find interesting in the job market space -- the other one being Gigster. This sector is of personal interest so I was able to ask nuanced questions.

Some things I learned from this meeting which other founders should note:

  • They knew the market. They were able to speak to any questions I had about the product and how it addressed smallest details.
  • They had a plan.
  • They have customers.
  • Their technology stack made sense for the market they were addressing.
  • High energy level, can do attitudes tempered with understanding potential pitfalls.
  • Positive attitude.

I'm sure I'm forgetting some things but I should highlight that Mike is an active contributor to #developers and #investors channels on SSG and one of the members I really want to see succeed. You can find him on Twitter and SSG Slack at @indymike.

If you are interested in joining SSG, see http://bit.ly/joinssg. We are 3K+ member community of startup founders and investors and consistently rank on top 10 most active slack communities on hamsterpad.com. You can follow me on Twitter and SSG at @charlesjo.

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Numbers do matter. We are now close to 2500 "active" members on ssg. At a little over 2000, we had the most famous angel investor join us. Now at near 2500, we are seeing some more really cool stuff happen: like a joke magically turning into a web app in 48 hours from developers and designers from Europe and Canada. All virtual. All online. It's not that all 2500 members need to be engaged every day as they are all working on their own startups but when ideas are presented, some from tribe take on the challenge and things get done. Very fast.

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Brainstorm suggestions for coders in Brazil to immigrate to US.

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When buying a house in Silicon Valley

Things to consider when buying a house in Silicon Valley http://www.topchart.io/lists/things-to-consider-when-buying-a-house-in-silicon-valley

Best real estate agents to work with in Silicon Valley http://www.topchart.io/lists/best-real-estate-agents-to-work-with-in-silicon-valley

Best loan officers to work with in Silicon Valley http://www.topchart.io/lists/best-loan-officers-to-work-with-in-silicon-valley

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Hahahackathon/Fakeathon inspired by recent SSG pitch practices, Founderfox, YC Fellowship videos... Jam sessions to create parody startups. Go!

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I wonder if anyone has done a blog for Quit on Medium/How I rocketed by Product Hunt post...

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More business & marketing students to join ssg would be great

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Testing marketing slogans

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side projects

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money

let’s discuss and make this happen -- starting with paid for services member startups are willing to pay, eg. referral fees, affiliate marketing, etc.

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ssg flow

  1. Post on ThoughtStreams.io; is it possible to TopChart.io?
  2. Post ThoughtStreams.io link on http://ssg.space.
  3. Tweet the http://ssg.space item.
  4. Share on ssg slack for broadcasting.
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Is there an app that turns a picture into a wall street journal trying ?

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ssg FAQ

  1. Technical Cofounders
  2. Beta testers
  3. Early adopters
  4. Investors
  5. More female founders & investors
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The Hustle

There is nothing more admirable and exciting to see than founders and investors who hustle. They keep at it whether things are up or down or others don't see their vision yet. You just know that they are going to succeed. So let's help them get there faster. Why not?

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Do you know any startups that could use some feedback? Start at http://www.topchart.io

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New issue of Go Deeper is out! @jdcarlu

http://godeeper.co/godeeper-labs/

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Reg A http://ssg.space/posts/BNSzSozpuYXMRJuKX

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ThoughtStream may become my primary publishing tool. I can draft ideas and compose blogs here first then when ready, push out to Twitter, Medium and other venues.

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Why SSG?

Because the next Zuckerberg, Page, Brinn, Andreesen, Jobs, and Gates will directly and indirectly create hundreds of thousands of jobs so we absolutely need to help more of their future versions succeed faster as well as everyone else who ventures into the business world. She may be a high school student in Palo Alto or in a remote village in Africa. Everyone should learn startup concepts and think more like an innovative entrepreneur who gets things done for herself and her company than someone who games the bureaucratic corporate system with useless skills and not adding value to company, society or our future.

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At the very least, ThoughtStreams is the free Evernote I'd been wanting forever.

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Omg. What if we built the next SSG on Zork? "Pick up stick, move forward 5 steps." You encounter an angel investor, what would you like to do?

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We reached 500 members on SSG recently. Another milestone and it seemed like it was yesterday when we reached 100.

For the next 500 members, I would again like to focus on founders from under-represented groups including female founders and investors.

If you see this note, please think about the entrepreneurs in your network and ask them to check out http://startupstudygroup.com/slack.

We are creating magic.

Charles Jo

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Feels like we are adding 1 new founder or investor to SSG Slack per hour.

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Self-organizing communities through supportive, collaborative, encouraging members. This is the future. Magic when seen in action. No limits.

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SSG is becoming a must-join startup community. So much great content from awesome founders & investors.

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835 members now.

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Decisions for ssg community is mostly easy.

It's like the clarity a parent experiences when having kids: if the decision is net positive for your child, it's a good decision. For ssg, if the decision is net positive for each ssg member startup founder or investors, it's a good decision.

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SSG Stack

  1. ssg.space (http://ssg.space) - startup blogs and ssg community portal.
  2. Oplerno University (www.oplerno.com) - based on pro-student, pro-teacher philosophy.
  3. ThoughtStreams.io - (micro)blog without limitations.
  4. TopChart.io - lists.
  5. Cuddli.com - dating app on Android.
  6. Sunsama.com (https://sunsama.com/group/startup_study_group) - Community communications scheduling tool. Member directory.
  7. FounderFox.io
  8. Companions (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/companions/id909886216?l=ru&ls=1&mt=8)