Change the education worldwide by remixing the web

Categories Drumbeat, Mashup, Open Technologies, Startups

We want to empower students to show their originality and knowledge, all while speaking to them in languages they understand: Multimedia and the Web.

Through discovery and implementing new ways of teaching, we could inspire the creativity of the next Steve Jobs, Jeff Bezos, Larry Page or Sergey Brin to create something new, exciting and special.

The initiative is on: Go and check it: http://changedu.org

Don’t forget to read the manifesto

 

 

Using adf.ly as a lead generation source

Categories Community Management, Marketing, Startups

Couple of people warned me about the quality of traffic that comes from adf.ly, but I’ve decided to give it a try.

JWB Campaign

Landing page

I have created a very simple landing page.

 

Target audience

As you can see it’s not a “we will offer you free ipad if you click here” campaign. I was looking for people who are interested in IT and in JAVA programming language in particular. It’s not an easy audience.

Campaign

I have bought VERY TARGETED traffic from countries I need and I’ve added some junk traffic as well:

The result was: 107 leads for 40$ = 0.38 USD per lead.

 

Funding for Startups in February and March

Categories Startups

YCombinator funding – Deadline March 26, 2012

Y Combinator is now accepting applications for the summer 2012 funding cycle. It will take place in Mountain View, CA from June through August 2012.

Million Dollar Zazzle Open Innovation Challenge – Deadline February 17, 2012

Calling all innovators and entrepreneurs! Do you have the next great customizable product idea bubbling up and ready to explode on the scene of today’s revolutionary global customization market? Well, we’re ready to put a million dollars in technology, marketing, and distribution on Zazzle to work to launch the innovative concept that resonates most with our panel of industry leaders, academics, and investors as the next big thing!

NLNet – Deadline is Tomorrow – February 1, 2012

Do you have a valuable idea in the area of the network and Internet technology, and are you looking for financial means to make your ideas come through? Or do you have an existing project that requires additional means to enable further development? Then submit your proposal to NLnet foundation before the next following deadline and see if we can help you.