One month down in Spring 2013 StartupYard program and some projects have great traction. Look at StartitUp.co and Ed with Yitao, co-founders. StartitUp.co is a step-by-step startup guide with action items based on the Lean Startup, Growth Hacking, and startup secrets from experts. The mission of StartitUp is to create a virtual incubator/accelerator that helps startups build, grow, and excel.
How did you two guys get together?
YS: Ed was managing my brother at Groupon. He mentioned that Ed was looking for a co-founder to work on some cool projects, and the two of us should meet. So we met in a coffeeshop and talked for 3 hours one night.
How did you come up with the idea of your guide?
EL: We were working on a project just before this, and while we were brainstorming on what we needed to do next. I had all my bookmarks and notes out, and I realized that it’d be great if there was a guide that had all the best information organized in a way that startups could just follow and get the best results.
Where do you see yourselves in 2 years from now?
EL: Doing startup education and helping startups succeed. Making a bunch of money while I’m at it.
YS: Running the technical arm a profitable enterprise.
What do you do in your free time?
EL: Watch movies, play computer games, read novels, and work.
YS: I play basketball and video games when I’m by myself. I also like to cook with my wife.