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Free 2 Days of Learning Code

If you're like me, you may have known some code in the past or you've always wanted to at least get a cursory understanding of it.

Code School is a super cool resource from a startup based in Tampa, FL.

I've taken a lot of their free courses, but I came across this "Hall Pass" to get 2 free days of Code School to take unlimited courses.

Course paths include: HTML/CSS, Ruby, Ruby on Rails, Javascript, Node.js, and a few others.

Check it out here: …

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Added by Michael Erwin on September 27, 2013 at 10:51am — No Comments

Free, Awesome Launch Splash/Squeeze/CalltoAction Pages

So I forgot to share this earlier, but if you haven't checked out LaunchRock.com you need to.

In 5 minutes, I created a splash page/signup page for one of my projects:

http://signup.thenewwaytowork.info/

For free, in 5 minutes, and it looks great, it's mobile responsive, has a direct plugin to Google Analytics.

Oh ya, and it's…

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Added by Michael Erwin on May 7, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

Great article on Startups & Accellerators

This seems to fall right in line with what Leo & Kathryn were talking about this morning.  

Outside of the major entrepreneurial hubs (Silicon Valley, NYC, London, etc.), there's just not enough deal flow to make investors (both Angel & VC) and accelerators as successful as they need to be.  

What the article suggests:  a not-for-profit entity educates the market, instead of tries to profit from it.  I wonder what that sounds like!…

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Added by Michael Erwin on November 14, 2012 at 2:18pm — 1 Comment

Another network online - Mosaic Hub

This looked interesting and could be a great resource for startups to find other entrepreneurs/startups across the county.  So far only two members in Knoxville.  I just joined so I don't have a review for the community yet but it would be great if some EOK people joined and reviewed it as well.

http://www.mosaichub.com/

Added by Michael Erwin on August 9, 2012 at 11:08am — No Comments

FounderDating - find a cofounder for your next startup

Came across this today via a Wall Street Journal article.  I don't have a current use for it but thought it could be useful for those out there looking for partners in a startup they'd like to start or those who'd like to lend their experience and expertise in helping someone else startup a company as a cofounder.  

There is an application process to make sure members are quality, experienced entrepreneurs/engineers/etc.…

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Added by Michael Erwin on August 9, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

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