In short, StartupDigest is a free email subscription service that pumps out links to blog posts and other content from across the startup community into one curated list of articles for your reading pleasure every Friday. Topics cover all angles and all roles on the inside and outside of startups.
Since you only get the email on Fridays, you can spend a Saturday or Sunday browsing through the articles. I find this is best time to absorb what you are reading with zero 9-5 work day distractions. Moreover, you can bin all those articles coworkers and linkedIn send you during the week and get back to the “doing” part of your startup life. It has personally helped me balance the information overload founders face, and the need to try to read our way out of making mistakes and intern spend too much time reading and not enough time doing.
If that wasn’t enough, the Monday email is even more powerful.
Your Monday email includes a curated list of startup events in your area. For us Long Islander’s it is no surprise that everything listed is in NYC, but there is literally a meetup, educational seminar or funding event every day of the week. You will meet fellow founders, talented designers, experienced product managers as well as real deal VCs and Angels who have funded the likes of Twitter and Facebook. The locations also vary from top NYC law firms, to the HQ of Meetup.com, Microsoft, General Assembly as well as killer bars and restaurants.
The power of these events will become even more apparent in the hard times you will inevitably face along the way. This is your support group, those that have been there and done that and provide the empathy guidance that comes with such experience.
Teach a man to fish…
Ever since I learned about StartupDigest I’ve been pushing out their content though my various social media outlets including Venture Hunt LI. Now I believe with this post I no longer need to be the messenger.
We know it is better to teach a man to fish, but it doesn’t hurt to point him in the right direction, so head to www.startupdigest.com and sign up!