Sunday, January 30, 2011

You All Aboard for Adventure?

YallAboard is a new Boston-based startup that is putting together affordable adventure travel packages for young professionals. Through a lot of work, they have been able to pull together a number of interesting travel deals that they'll be rolling out throughout the year. This is a great way to do something new and interesting, with people who are new and interesting.


Dan and Drew were students of Cornell Entrepreneur in Residence Jim Quest. After I posted a little promotion for them on Twitter, they reached out to me and introduced themselves. During a trip to Boston last fall, I had the opportunity to meet them face-to-face and walk through their business plan and offer whatever advice and experience I could. I could tell they were smart and hardworking, and I was excited to see them launch their first promotion this month, Snowkiting!

But then they went the extra mile and did something unexpected. They sent me a thank-you postcard. That's right, two young guys running a website-based business sent a piece of paper via snail mail. I love it!

That's old school, in a good way

To Dan and Drew, you're welcome. Congratulations on the launch. Keep up the good work!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Feld Good Inc.

The folks in Ithaca and upstate New York are really excited about the coming visit of Brad Feld. The reason is that we want to copy his model for entrepreneurial success. In Ithaca, we view Boulder Colorado as our brother from another mother. If they can do it there, we can do it here.

Do It in New York

Brad Feld and his entrepreneurial lessons are coming to Ithaca. And we're stoked. For those of us who are already bought in, it's time to convert the others. There's a big event at the Ithaca County Club on February 2nd. You can sign up for it here.