Today we are happy to annouce the launch of The Donation Hub -- a platform that makes it easy to manage charitable donations, one dollar at a time.
The Donation Hub was founded by serial, technical entrepreneurs in Philadelphia and New York City.
In our day jobs at Rogue Startup, we work with entrepreneurs to translate their ideas and passions into tech enabled companies. We are coders at heart and are skilled in developing sophisticated web-enabled businesses that innovate. We love working with passionate and creative entrepreneurs who are changing the world.
To be honest, we started The Donation Hub to help us.
We wanted to develop an application that makes it easy for the 99% of us to manage our charitable contributions on our terms.
Easy ... as serial entrepreneurs, we know that nothing ever is ... but we put our heads down and built the site, business model and company.
Give it a spin and let us know how we did.
I often hear entrepreneurs say that a lot of tech startups fail due to of lack of capital.
I have a different view. I believe that a lot of tech startups fail because of inefficient use of time.
I realize that (a) time and money have a strong, 1st level relationship and (b) capital often buys a startup time or “runway”. However, in my experience the chief enemy of a startup is wasting time on activities that don’t validate the idea, business, or concept sufficiently to raise capital.
Often times I see non-technical entrepreneurs thinking of a technical cofounder as a “coder” — someone who just writes computer software that renders an idea into a website or app.
To me, the cofounder relationship is intimate and deep, and it centers around communication, trust and competency. Not much different that other relationships in life, particularly if you think of a “startup” as a new entity being brought and nurtured into the world by its founding parents.
I’ve been mentoring entrepreneurs (usually first timers) for over 15 years. I’ve noticed over the last 5–7 years that the issue of finding a technical co-founder has become a serious challenge to young companies.
I get asked several times a day by entrepreneurs: "How do I find a technical co-founder?", "How do I validate my company / concept / etc for funding?". After hearing their stories and following their progress through the difficult challenges in starting a business, I started a venture that partners with early stage entrepreneurs on building and validating their company.