That life is too short to work at a boring company
In June 2009, on the day of Chris McCann‘s college graduation, he threw all of his belongings into his car and moved up to Palo Alto in Silicon Valley with the hope of joining a startup and becoming part of the startup community.
Because he was new to the area, he attended events like hackathons, usergroups, and educational talks to start meeting people in the community. He sent the first edition of StartupDigest in November 2009 to 22 friends who wanted to do the same.
Chris and his co-founder Brendan McManus created StartupDigest with the belief that life is too short to work at a boring company and it should be easy for anyone to join the tech startup world. StartupDigest now publishes hundreds of newsletters that help thousands of people just like you get more involved in startup communities across hundreds of cities all over the world.
On October 3, 2012, StartupDigest was officially acquired by Startup Weekend to combine forces and scale StartupDigest to the 300+ cities Startup Weekend covers.
StartupDigest is only getting bigger and better from here and we look forward to helping you get more involved in any startup community you want, in any city around the world.
Here are the principles that guide how StartupDigest works.
- Curated – We believe in handpicking the best content for you.
- Personal – We believe that the best information for you comes from people who are actively building meaningful things in the tech community just like you are.
- Action – We believe that you have to take action to get what you want in life.
We promise that every newsletter you receive from us will be useful and actionable. We hope that you will use it to meet new people, improve your skills and get more involved in your startup community.
Every week we’ll send you the best tech startup events in your local community and a reading list of the best articles from around the startup world. Everything we feature is chosen by curators who are active founders, hackers, designers, or investors.