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Dan Shapiro
Works at Glowforge
Attended Harvey Mudd College
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Is there a Google+ setting for "Please don't let strangers put things in my calendar or in my inbox"?
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Oh, on skimming, I (mis?) read that as block invites from people outside your contacts. Hmm..
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About to print something live on air with +Brad Feld  on a +Glowforge !
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We're going to try something new - Brad wanted to try printing something, and we thought - why not stream it live? We'll be making this up as we go along... we've never printed anything remotely before!
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An excerpt from my new book, "Hot Seat: The Startup CEO Guidebook", ran today in +VentureBeat.
You're ready to meet with VCs. You've created a slide deck, honed your pitch, and mastered your numbers. But what about a business plan?
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About to start talking to +Tarah Wheeler Van Vlack about how to turn your idea in to a company!
 
Featuring +Dan Shapiro , CEO of Robot Turtles, O'Reilly author, co-founder of Glowforge, former Googler, and successful Seattle startup creator! Find him at @danshapiro on Twitter.  

We all have side projects in tech. We use them to improve our skills, build a network, find inspiration, and occasionally, to transition from one job to another. Dan Shapiro has raised side projects to high art; he's created the most-backed board game in Kickstarter history, and has a reputation for succeeding in startup after startup. He'll be joining us to talk about his upcoming projects, how to turn your side project into a successful business, and fun stuff about Robot Turtles!

Tarah Wheeler Van Vlack is CEO of Fizzmint, Seattle's premier HR application startup & co-founder of Hack The People, the world's largest tech mentorship initiative. These 15-minute talks with 15-minutes of live Q&A are broadcast each Wednesday at 3:30PM Pacific via Google Hangouts On Air. Everyone is welcome!
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Very good advice. The voice of experience.
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Apparently my kids are on the front page of the New York Times right now.  My mind is boggled. Thank you, thank you, thank you backers of +Robot Turtles who made all of this happen.

(full article at http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/06/technology/high-tech-push-has-board-games-rolling-again.html) 
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Awesome!  Maybe I should check out +Robot Turtles for myself!
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Two Words: ROBOT TURTLES! The best selling board game in Kickstarter's history, Robot Turtles sneakily teaches programming to kids ages 3-8. Available post-Kickstarter exclusively through Maker Shed. http://bit.ly/1e8yiek
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We've already started adding loops.

I'll post pics to the duxter.com when I have a chance.
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This was a first: Brad Feld designed a coaster and then printed from Boulder to a Glowforge in Seattle, live.
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Hot Seat is available on Google Play in ebook form!
<p>What avoidable problem destroys more young startups than any other?<br>Why is it a mistake to ask for introductions to investors?<br>When do you play the CEO card?<br>Shoul...
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Hello Mr. Shapiro. My name is Jungwook Lim, managing director of Startup Alliance in Korea. I reviewed and wrote foreword for Hot Seat Korean edition (which is about to be published by the end of this month.) It is a great book. I very much enjoyed your book. You did such a great job.

By the way, I'll travel to Seattle on 29th this month. May I visit you and have an interview with you? Please let me know. My email is jlim@startupall.kr Thanks.
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It's official! We just finished a $9M financing round from True Ventures and Foundry Group.
If there's one Seattle-area startup making something I really want, Glowforge is it. The company just raised $9 million from Foundry Group, True Ventures,
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Congratulations! And welcome to the Foundry family :-)
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I've been thinking about which VC firm I want to partner with for +Glowforge. Some firms make this easier than others! I wrote some half-serious advice about this that got picked up by VentureBeat...
GuestFrom unclickable company logos to buzzword bingo, VC websites are scaring off deals.
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Can't wait to talk with +Tarah Wheeler Van Vlack about turning side projects in to companies! You can eavesdrop on our conversation live, too.
 
Featuring +Dan Shapiro , CEO of Robot Turtles, O'Reilly author, co-founder of Glowforge, former Googler, and successful Seattle startup creator! Find him at @danshapiro on Twitter.  

We all have side projects in tech. We use them to improve our skills, build a network, find inspiration, and occasionally, to transition from one job to another. Dan Shapiro has raised side projects to high art; he's created the most-backed board game in Kickstarter history, and has a reputation for succeeding in startup after startup. He'll be joining us to talk about his upcoming projects, how to turn your side project into a successful business, and fun stuff about Robot Turtles!

Tarah Wheeler Van Vlack is CEO of Fizzmint, Seattle's premier HR application startup & co-founder of Hack The People, the world's largest tech mentorship initiative. These 15-minute talks with 15-minutes of live Q&A are broadcast each Wednesday at 3:30PM Pacific via Google Hangouts On Air. Everyone is welcome!
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...and search quality pulls off a diving catch for the voice recognition team.
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CEO Glowforge, inventor of Robot Turtles, and author of "Hot Seat: The Startup CEO Guidebook"
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