The MicroISV Digest for the week ending August 17th, 2009.

(If you have an announcement of interest to your fellow microISV, indies or startups, please email me at bob.walsh@47hats.com with the word digest in the subject.)

News and Announcements

  • Neil Davidson, CEO of Red Gate Software and organizer of the Business of Software Conference, has launched a no-strings attached startup incubator program in Cambridge, UK for UK and European startups. Details here. Way to go Neil! Hopefully more companies in this business on this side of the Atlantic will do the same.
  • Join Dave Collins, SharewarePromotions and I for a hour-long Web Site Critique Webinar August 26 at at 5:00 PM UK time (Noon Eastern, 11am Central, 10 am Pacific). Dave and I will fold, bend and mutilate your web site – all to help you improve it and gain more customers.
  • Pamela Slim, Escape from Cubicle Nation, will be holding a day-long seminar on just how to break the chains that are keeping you in your soul-destroying corporate bondage and finally take the plunge to start your own company August 28th in San Francisco. Pam is an extraordinary coach and the person you need in your life if you are stuck where you don’t want to be. Highly recommended. Details/costs here.
  • Alex has launched TestLab² a new software testing service geared towards small and medium sized projects.(via BOS)
  • Nick Koranda has launched MeMo, a new virtual assistant service that transcribes your called-in appointments and tasks into Microsoft Outlook items and SMS text reminders, and is looking for some feedback on his site and product. (via BOS)
  • In show #33 of the Startup Success Podcast Pat and I talk with Jeff Haynie, founder of Appcelerator, an open-source web technology for building native code desktop, mobile and web applications. Jeff explains the technology behind Appcelerator, why it’s Open Source licensed and his startup’s strategy for making money.

Relevant Blog Posts, Podcasts, Videos and Articles

Further (mostly relevant) Reading

  • Nothing of note.