Updates: Ok this shot off a little firestorm so I need to clarify things further here!
1- There’s absolutely nothing wrong between PASHA and us. They’ve done a brilliant job of taking care of all aspects of SI even when we were busy elsewhere.
2- Thats the thing though – lately we’ve just been getting busier on other initiatives around our new-media publications, such as G&W and DFU. Its not fair to stay associated with SI if we’re not doing any part of the planning of it. The people who deserve credit should continue to take it further.
3- I will still be present in some of the upcoming SI events but as a panelist / participant and not an organizer.
4- G&W is evolving, but I’m not sure where to. We’re trying to see how to take it to the next level but we’ll just have to see what threads mature over the next couple of months. Until then, stay tuned.
5- Thanks to the people from the community who emailed me with their support. Hopefully whatever we’ll be doing next will be useful for everyone in the community.
Well this might be a surprise for some, but not for all. Green &amp; White is not going to be an initiative partner on Startup Insiders moving forward – SI is a PASHA only event from now.
SI has grown immensely from our input over the past couple of months, and on its own it has evolved into a series of training sessions to walk potential young entrepreneurs-to-be through the multi-faceted process of starting companies, envisioning products and going through the pains of introducing them into the market.
We feel that while SI as it is is still useful to some people, that it can go on without us.What we want to focus on instead is a series of other initiatives to provide a compelling platform for startups that are already out there making things happen.
Moving forward, we would like to focus our inputs on finding ways of better helping existing entrepreneurs with brilliant ideas – people who are already going through their startup pains, so that they might be able to find actionable business support from our platform. Some of the entrepreneurs have mentioned their desire for Green &amp; White to become a platform that helps startups to prepare for funding support, while others have asked us to provide activities like the BarCamp model where startups help other startups over constructive idea-building sessions. Others still hope that we will be able to expand the reach and depth of G&amp;W’s news coverage of activities.
Hopefully we’ll be able to announce some of these initiatives over time.
For the moment, good luck to the SI team and lets hope it is able to evolve onto something bigger.