Thank you for reading The Starting Gate! I appreciate the growing traffic and submissions!
As you may know, our vision here at Starting Gate is to be a community blog. We welcome guest posts. These can be viewpoints, posts with tools and resources for entrepreneurs, personal stories about entrepreneurial journeys, etc., that are useful for the entrepreneurial community at large. Email me with your ideas at email@example.com (please put Starting Gate in the memo field). See the categories Guest Post and Views for past contributions.
I also want to capture more of your startup stories and key milestones. Let me know your significant news -- funding rounds completed, product launches, expansions, new contracts, etc. -- and I will do my best to get it noted. And do keep me posted on smaller news developments too. I'd like to keep your company on our radar, but please know it is impossible to write all the great stories out there immediately. Again, email firstname.lastname@example.org with Starting Gate in the memo field. What should the email contain? Your news development, first and foremost, and then a little about your back story if I don't know you and a snapshot of where you are now in your company development (when launched, where based, milestones reached, number on your team, contact info, etc.).
What you may not know, this blog is a labor of love. While I am very lucky to be a business editor and writer for the Miami Herald (and coordinator of the Herald's Business Plan Challenge) and to have this blog hosted on miamiherald.com, I do this blog completely on my own time. That's another reason why community submissions are very important to keeping Starting Gate robust (plus you don't want to read me all the time)!
While I may advance upcoming events from time to time, that's not Starting Gate's focus and there are lots of sites that do this very well: I refer you to miamitechevents.com, miamitech.org and the Miami StartupDigest for starters. I am not a technology writer so I won't be covering BarCamps, Codecamps and the like or writing product reviews (nor would you want me to), but I will cover more general entrepreneurship events from time to time. I also welcome guest posts from events, such as the dueling posts from the recent Startup Weekends in Miami and Boca and others I have welcomed from hackathons and Lean Startup Machine.
Thank you again for reading, and let me know suggestions you have for improving the blog and making it the most useful to you and the community at large.
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