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Come See GoGrid at StartUp SF – new SF meetup on April 30th

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008 by

If you are in the San Francisco Bay Area tomorrow (April 30th) we hope that you can attend StartUp SF, a meetup designed to help you “kickstart your startup.”

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Speaker and Demo tables

Jonathan Cobb – Founder/CTO of Kiptronic (http://www.kiptronic.com)

Topic – “Genesis of a Startup: from Concept to Company”

  • Early Validation — Before you start in earnest, you might wonder — What makes a good idea? Is yours worth pursuing? How do you size your opportunity?
  • Covering the Basics — A handful of best-practices recommendations for general company administration: corporate formation, capital structure, legal, accounting, etc.
  • Building the Core Team — How do you attract talent at this very early stage? What kinds of players will you need pre-funding? Post-funding?
  • Market Validation — How do you execute to prove you have a winning idea? What milestones make sense for your business?
  • Fund Raising — When should you raise money? Who should be your target funding sources? How much should you raise? What are common investment terms?

Demo table companies: Triggit, Askpedia and MotivePath. Also come see a demo of GoGrid, a definite “must have” for any startup.

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GoGrid "Stunts" @ Web 2.0 Expo

Monday, April 28th, 2008 by

Last Friday, we wrapped up our exhibit at the Web2.0Expo in San Francisco. For being a late Expo entrant, we have had a resounding success, with some people saying that GoGrid was among the “best at the show.” Not bad for signing up on the Friday before and having our booth together on Tuesday. We also tried to think creatively and do some “stunts” that were a bit out-side the box.

Here’s a photo-rundown of a few of the “stunts” we did:

Giving Away “Free” Servers

Since we are a 7-year old Internet hosting provider, GoGrid almost competes against our own parent company, ServePath. So, we took a stack of our old rack-mount servers and hand-drew a sign that said “Free Servers, they are useless now that GoGrid is live.”

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This generated a bunch of questions and at the end of the show, a few of the servers “walked out the door.” People loved the concept and couldn’t believe that we would be giving them away. (We also gave away $99 promo codes for GoGrid!)

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GoGrid exhibiting at Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco

Monday, April 21st, 2008 by

web2-0_logo With the bubble-wrap just coming off of the public beta of GoGrid, we were able to get a last-minute booth at the upcoming Web2.0 Expo in San Francisco. Those of you going to the Web 2.0 Expo are encouraged to come by our table located in the Long Tail Pavilion (table 22). (If you are heading to get food, we are right on your way to get there.)

At our table, we will be doing product demonstrations of GoGrid, answering questions, and giving away $$$ towards a GoGrid account. Come loaded with your questions and ideas on how you can use GoGrid to better your business. Also learn about the new GoGrid QuickStart Facebook Servers that are now a hot template within your GoGrid server deployment UI.

Web 2.0 Expo runs from April 22 through April 25 at Moscone West located at 747 Howard Street in San Francisco. The Exhibit Hall is open: Weds 10:30am – 4:00pm, Thursday 10:30am – 6:00pm and Friday 10:30am – 3:00pm.

If you…

  • …have ever wondered how to get your application on the Facebook network quickly…
  • …need to rapidly scale a server environment…
  • …want a sandbox, QA or demo environment that you can turn on and off at will…
  • …are tired of paying for dedicated or shared hosting…
  • …want to deploy real Windows servers in minutes…
  • …are a LAMP or Ruby-on-Rails or Linux developer and a looking for a hosting provider…
  • …want to experience an extremely slick and elegant web-based UI used for deploying and load balancing servers…

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Introducing StartUp SF – San Francisco’s newest Technology MeetUp

Wednesday, April 16th, 2008 by

StartUp SF LogoServePath, the people who bring you GoGrid, is pleased to announce the latest and greatest meetup in the San Francisco Bay Area: StartUp SF. As regular attendees of meetups around the Bay Area, we have experienced first-hand what we think works and what people are looking for, so we have partnered with Orrick to bring you a new technology meetup, specifically designed to help “kickstart your startup!”

The format for this meetup is simple. Socialize, hear how other successful companies got that way, see demos of products, meet with venture capitalists, and generally have a good time.

You and your technology friends are cordially invited to inaugurate the StartUp SF Meetup on Wednesday April 30th, 6 to 9PM at the spectacular offices of Orrick, Herrington and Sutcliffe, 405 Howard Street, San Francisco.

Speaker and Demo Table details:

Jonathan Cobb – Founder/CTO of Kiptronic (http://www.kiptronic.com)

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You want GoGrid details? See the new GoGrid Wiki!

Monday, April 14th, 2008 by

With the additions of new GoGrid server templates, especially the Facebook-ready ones, we know that you will really want to understand what is contained within each image, down to the version numbers. We have made this as easy as possible to get to. When you install a Server using one of the pre-defined Operating System templates, you now have an icon that looks like an “i” next to the OS and Template selections. Clicking on that icon will launch the new GoGrid Wiki that contains useful details on GoGrid.

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The GoGrid Wiki provides information around the:

  • Supported Operating Systems
  • Template Images
  • Billing Model
  • User Interface
  • Network Devices

As more functionality is added to GoGrid, this information will expand.

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