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At AgilityFeat we are more than just designers and coders. We are also thought leaders. Our team has spoken at numerous conferences around the US, Europe, and Latin America. We are leading the way when it comes to applying agile methodologies to nearshore software development in Latin America. Our blog is where we share those lessons with you, as well as news about what our team is up to.

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2 takeaways for Founders from @PaulSingh at @Te...

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There were some things that Paul Singh said last week that I can blog about. There were also a lot of jokes he made and insider advice that he gave which was quickly qualified with a “Don’t tweet this please or I will kill you.” ...

Arin Sime

2 takeaways for Founders from @PaulSingh at @TechCocktail

There were some things that Paul Singh said last week that I can blog about. There were also a lot of jokes he made and insider advice that he gave which was quickly qualified with a “Don’t tweet this please or I will kill you.” "<tweet redacted>" @paulsingh at @TechCocktail — Arin Sime (@ArinSime) August […]

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Slides for “Just Deploy It!” from Lean Startup ...

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Here are the slides that I used last night at the Lean Startup Conference‘s Ignite talks.  I am indebted to Eric Ries and Sarah Milstein of The Lean Startup Conference for giving me the opportunity to present.  I have spoken at a good number of co...

Arin Sime

Slides for “Just Deploy It!” from Lean Startup Conference

Here are the slides that I used last night at the Lean Startup Conference‘s Ignite talks.  I am indebted to Eric Ries and Sarah Milstein of The Lean Startup Conference for giving me the opportunity to present.  I have spoken at a good number of conferences before and given a lot of talks, most of [...]

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2 Pivots and 3 Lessons at Lean Startup Machine ...

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A little background on LSM events David Alfaro and I have had a great weekend here at Lean Startup Machine San Francisco, as part of our LeanStartupConf tour of the area. For those not aware, LSM events start on Friday night, teams form around bus...

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2 Pivots and 3 Lessons at Lean Startup Machine San Francisco

A little background on LSM events David Alfaro and I have had a great weekend here at Lean Startup Machine San Francisco, as part of our LeanStartupConf tour of the area. For those not aware, LSM events start on Friday night, teams form around business ideas, and over the course of the weekend you use [...]

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3 things I learned at #WarmGun about #UX

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“Good design is no longer something that sets you apart on the web, it’s the price of admission.” - That’s a paraphrase of a great quote I heard at the WarmGun UX conference in San Francisco. I attended WarmGun as part of my all inclusive pass to ...

Arin Sime

3 things I learned at #WarmGun about #UX

“Good design is no longer something that sets you apart on the web, it’s the price of admission.” - That’s a paraphrase of a great quote I heard at the WarmGun UX conference in San Francisco. I attended WarmGun as part of my all inclusive pass to the LeanStartupConf. At AgilityFeat we place a strong [...]

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Immersing in Silicon Valley at SiliconHouse.us

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How to get connected in Silicon Valley The startup world is definitely about “who you know.” But more importantly, it’s also about who you network with, who inspires you, and who you can help inspire or mentor. Since all of this is based on person...

Arin Sime

Immersing in Silicon Valley at SiliconHouse.us

How to get connected in Silicon Valley The startup world is definitely about “who you know.” But more importantly, it’s also about who you network with, who inspires you, and who you can help inspire or mentor. Since all of this is based on personal connections, how can you get connected into this world, especially [...]

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Ford Englander joins AgilityFeat as VP of Busin...

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Ford Englander is AgilityFeat’s new VP for Business Development, and a long time mentor and friend to me.  I’m thrilled to have him join the US ranks of AgilityFeat because Ford brings in a wealth of experience that is going to help us grow and se...

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Ford Englander joins AgilityFeat as VP of Business Development

Ford Englander is AgilityFeat’s new VP for Business Development, and a long time mentor and friend to me.  I’m thrilled to have him join the US ranks of AgilityFeat because Ford brings in a wealth of experience that is going to help us grow and serve our clients better. I’d like to tell you a [...]

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DareToBeLean Webinar with Patrick Vlaskovits on...

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Want to get a sneak peak at what to expect at the DareToBeLean conference? Well, here’s your chance! On November 15th at 12:30 EST, AgilityFeat will present a “fireside chat”, interwebs-style with Patrick Vlaskovits. You already know Patrick from ...

Arin Sime

DareToBeLean Webinar with Patrick Vlaskovits on Nov 15th!

Want to get a sneak peak at what to expect at the DareToBeLean conference? Well, here’s your chance! On November 15th at 12:30 EST, AgilityFeat will present a “fireside chat”, interwebs-style with Patrick Vlaskovits. You already know Patrick from his book, The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Customer Development. He’s written a new book called The Lean [...]

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Oct 26: News from the Startup Front

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In this week’s “news from the startup front”, here’s what our team of code commandos is reading, writing and watching: DareToBeLean Super Early Bird pricing ends October 31st! Join Patrick Vlaskovits for a free Customer Development webinar Nov 15t...

Arin Sime

Oct 26: News from the Startup Front

In this week’s “news from the startup front”, here’s what our team of code commandos is reading, writing and watching: DareToBeLean Super Early Bird pricing ends October 31st! Join Patrick Vlaskovits for a free Customer Development webinar Nov 15th Lederhosen and Lean Startups AgilityFeat presenting “Just Deploy It” at Ignite Lean Startup Conf in San [...]

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Lederhosen and #LeanStartups

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How are lederhosen, lean startups, and customer discovery related?  Let me tell you about my weekend in Boston, and I promise there is a connection. Startup Weekends and Lean Startup Machines Recently I was scheduled to be a Lean Startup Machine (...

Arin Sime

Lederhosen and #LeanStartups

How are lederhosen, lean startups, and customer discovery related?  Let me tell you about my weekend in Boston, and I promise there is a connection. Startup Weekends and Lean Startup Machines Recently I was scheduled to be a Lean Startup Machine (LSM) in Cambridge Massachusetts (Oct 12-14 2012).  It was my second failed attempt to [...]

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AgilityFeat joins C3 in Cambridge

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AgilityFeat is now a proud member of the C3 co-working space in the Cambridge Innovation Center! Home of the Venture Cafe every Thursday, and over 400 start-ups every day, this is a great organization we are now proud to be part of!  Please visit ...

Arin Sime

AgilityFeat joins C3 in Cambridge

AgilityFeat is now a proud member of the C3 co-working space in the Cambridge Innovation Center! Home of the Venture Cafe every Thursday, and over 400 start-ups every day, this is a great organization we are now proud to be part of!  Please visit us next time you are near One Broadway.  We’re right off [...]

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3 Lessons from #MoDevTablet

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Does your startup have a mobile application component?  You’re certainly not alone, and that app should be more than just a mobile-aware website.  That’s one thing that I heard repeated at the #MoDevTablet conference last Friday just outside Washi...

Arin Sime

3 Lessons from #MoDevTablet

Does your startup have a mobile application component?  You’re certainly not alone, and that app should be more than just a mobile-aware website.  That’s one thing that I heard repeated at the #MoDevTablet conference last Friday just outside Washington DC. Here are 3 other lessons you should consider for your mobile project: 1. Measure and [...]

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Why I love Charlottesville

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AgilityFeat is based in two of my favorite places on Earth:  Charlottesville, Virginia and Costa Rica.  As I often tell people, I would rather travel a lot than move away from Charlottesville.  I’m not the only person like that around here.  This ...

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Why I love Charlottesville

AgilityFeat is based in two of my favorite places on Earth:  Charlottesville, Virginia and Costa Rica.  As I often tell people, I would rather travel a lot than move away from Charlottesville.  I’m not the only person like that around here.  This video does a really nice job of highlighting the local entrepreneurial community here [...]

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#LeanStartup Circle #Cville is off to a great s...

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There is clearly a lot of interest in lean startups in Charlottesville! Lean Startup Circle Charlottesville held our first meeting last night and it was a great success, with around 25 people attending.  Our Meetup group is now up to 42+ people, w...

Arin Sime

#LeanStartup Circle #Cville is off to a great start

There is clearly a lot of interest in lean startups in Charlottesville! Lean Startup Circle Charlottesville held our first meeting last night and it was a great success, with around 25 people attending.  Our Meetup group is now up to 42+ people, with basically no marketing of the group. The meeting was held at Hack [...]

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My big takeaway from #leanDC with @ericries

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Last night I attended an impromptu meeting of the #LeanDC meetup.  I say impromptu because it’s my understanding they pulled the meeting together in just a few days because Eric Ries, author of the Lean Startup, was in DC this week and so it was a...

Arin Sime

My big takeaway from #leanDC with @ericries

Last night I attended an impromptu meeting of the #LeanDC meetup.  I say impromptu because it’s my understanding they pulled the meeting together in just a few days because Eric Ries, author of the Lean Startup, was in DC this week and so it was an opportunity to have a big name speak. They did [...]

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Philly is fertile ground for startups

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This post is part of my ongoing “BizDev Travels” series. Philadelphia, PA – July 30 2012 I made a stop in Philadelphia on Monday July 30 as part of my recent biz dev travels.  There’s a lot going on in Philadelphia’s entrepreneur scene.  AgilityFe...

Arin Sime

Philly is fertile ground for startups

This post is part of my ongoing “BizDev Travels” series. Philadelphia, PA – July 30 2012 I made a stop in Philadelphia on Monday July 30 as part of my recent biz dev travels.  There’s a lot going on in Philadelphia’s entrepreneur scene.  AgilityFeat already has one client in Philadelphia, and we’d like to work [...]

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Crowdfunding in Boston

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This post is part of my ongoing “BizDev Travels” series. Boston, Massachusetts – July 26 2012 The final stop of my day on Thursday was to a meetup for crowdfunding.  This was billed as the first ever in person crowd funding event in the area, and ...

Arin Sime

Crowdfunding in Boston

This post is part of my ongoing “BizDev Travels” series. Boston, Massachusetts – July 26 2012 The final stop of my day on Thursday was to a meetup for crowdfunding.  This was billed as the first ever in person crowd funding event in the area, and it was definitely interesting.  It was organized by Johan [...]

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Venture Cafe in Cambridge

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This post is part of my ongoing “BizDev Travels” series. Cambridge, Massachusetts – July 26 2012 After my previous visit to Babson College’s Demo Day, I headed over to 1 Broadway in Cambridge to check out the regular Thursday gathering called Vent...

Arin Sime

Venture Cafe in Cambridge

This post is part of my ongoing “BizDev Travels” series. Cambridge, Massachusetts – July 26 2012 After my previous visit to Babson College’s Demo Day, I headed over to 1 Broadway in Cambridge to check out the regular Thursday gathering called Venture Cafe. This is an incubator/accelerator space in the heart of Kendall Square in [...]

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Babson College Demo Day

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This post is part of my ongoing “BizDev Travels” series. Babson Park, Massachusetts – July 26 2012 I spent two days in the Boston area, and I had intended for my first stop to be a morning meeting up of entrepreneurs, but traffic in New York and C...

Arin Sime

Babson College Demo Day

This post is part of my ongoing “BizDev Travels” series. Babson Park, Massachusetts – July 26 2012 I spent two days in the Boston area, and I had intended for my first stop to be a morning meeting up of entrepreneurs, but traffic in New York and Connecticut prevented me from making it to that.  [...]

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BizDev Travels Series

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If business development is all about meeting people, then I’m going to be doing more classic customer development and “get out of the office.” My plan to promote AgilityFeat’s development services and our upcoming DareToBeLean workshop are to visi...

Arin Sime

BizDev Travels Series

If business development is all about meeting people, then I’m going to be doing more classic customer development and “get out of the office.” My plan to promote AgilityFeat’s development services and our upcoming DareToBeLean workshop are to visit some major entrepreneurial cities and meet as many VC’s and entrepreneurs as I can. I’m going [...]

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