The BetaBlox Essays

We’ve acquired part of over 100 startups in the last five years. This is an unprecedented look inside of the world of starting a company. Our pledge to you is that we document as much as we possibly can about what we’re learning along the way. This is not legal advice, because we’re not lawyers. This is not news, because we’re not journalists. These, are our essays. . .

Startups: Naughty or Nice? Naughty!

It’s Christmas time again. That statement induces a profound amount of fear and anxiety in entrepreneurs. While the average person probably looks on such a time with excitement – an entrepreneur is left wondering whether this will be the time for which their...

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BetaBlox Entrepreneurship HQ Moves To Grid, Overland Park

Well, here’s the short story. BetaBlox is moving from Missouri to Kansas and into KC’s newest coworking space, the Grid. We launched in late 2011 in a facility referred to as “the caves”, and have been there since. For a number of reasons we’re relocating our Missouri...

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Entrepreneurship Is Hard. Get Over It.

This essay is all based on a single quote by a man named Paul DeJoe, the founder of a tech startup called Ecquire. Here’s the quote: “Very tough to sleep most nights of the week. Weekends don’t mean anything to you anymore. Closing a round of financing is not a...

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How To Build A Startup Monopoly

Reading. It makes you a better entrepreneur.  We preach it on the daily, and in doing so, we’re oft asked this question: So what’s the best book I should read? That’s a two part answer. The best startup business book of all time is The Lean Startup. If anyone says...

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Super Mario Can Make Your Startup More User-Friendly

There is no video game in the world that is more universally accepted as having a bigger impact on the industry as a whole than that of Super Mario Bros. Think back to the first time you ran through level 1-1, learning for your first time how to jump on turtles,...

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Startup Champions: Find, Create, & Scale Them

In-case you haven’t heard about it yet, last year one of the most amazing speaker series in the history of startups was published on YouTube. It was curated and moderated by Sam Altman, the relatively new President at Y Combinator. The series takes place at Stanford...

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Tulsa Startup Resources | The Definitive Guide

If you’re a Tulsa startup you already understand the need to augment your team with as many entrepreneurship resources as possible. But knowing who is providing resources to startups in the region, and at what stages of business, is the hard part. This essay...

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