Failed Experiment 1 – Visual Search

We wanted to create a product discovery application. The final idea was to create a mobile application which can take a picture of an item and the applications should give more info about the product including online prices. The main use case was that you are in best buy looking at a new camcorder, buy taking a picture with your smartphone to get reviews, prices, your friends’ opinion in real-time or near real-time. Imagine the use of this same app for a teenager when she is trying to decide on a prom dress. Anyway, our research into visual search did […] Read More

Why Your App is Not Getting Funded?

You have the greatest idea for this new killer app. All you need is somebody who can develop it and some funding to market it. Maybe you talked to a few people to get funding. But it is harder than you thought it was going to be. If this sounds familiar, you are not alone. Here are some reasons why your app is not getting funded, as well as some ways in which you might be able to change your idea or your approach is able to find funding. Your Idea Is Too Small If you have an idea that […] Read More

How to Avoid Hiring a Bad Programmer for Your Startup?

Recently, Inc magazine published an article predicting the best industry opportunities for entrepreneurs in the coming year.   The recommended suggestions are as follows:   Biometric Scanning Software Fraud Detection Software Corporate Wellness Sustainable Building Materials Drone Manufacturing Virtual Reality Artificial Intelligence Food Analytics and Tech.   This means that out of the 9 industries believed to be the perfect place for entrepreneurs to invest in for the near future. 6 of them were directly tied to software development.   It seems that the author was onto something. After all, the tech industry certainly isn’t going away anytime soon. According […] Read More

A New Kind of Venture Capital

Last few weeks I was working on a project. It is a seed funding company for Chicago startups. I am trying to bring a few Chicago Entrepreneurs together to launch this seed funding company for startup companies in the state. I was meeting a few folks about this for the last few weeks. So far the reception is pretty good from both investors/partners and potential startups. The idea behind is simple and straightforward. Very early stage startups apply to be part of the process. Few are selected as a batch. Selected startups with great ideas and talent will receive a […] Read More

Online Logo Generator – LogoCraft.com

Finished a new web application called LogoCraft.com. It is a free online logo generator. Users can create logos for their websites or for printing materials. We have added quite a few templates, icons and fonts for you to start. We are in the process of adding many more icons and images for different industries. This application is developed with Angular, PHP anMySQLQL database. Users can create many versions of the same logo to which ones work. If you like it, then you can download and use it for the website. This is a test site to test the creation engine. […] Read More