Category Archives: appsterdam

Featured Appsterdammer of June 2013: Henry Boldizsar

This month is a special month for Chicago’s Appsterdam group. As we continue to advanced forward and make our organization presence a driving force in the Chicago tech community we want to step back and acknowledge the folks behind the scenes.

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3 signs that you’re an Appsterdammer

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Written by: Randy Ellis

Let’s face it, if you’re reading this article it’s NOT about a recent sport score or who’s dating who in the celebrity gossip column. You’re here to seek out the truth and answer that burning question: “Am I an Appsterdammer?”

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PITCH YOUR STARTUP TO BUSINESSES: THE DESIGNERS WAY

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Written by: Randy Ellis

Lost another potential client's interest?

Pitching to businesses can be painful. But if you want to be in the business of business, you have to deal with other businesses, period. Approaching a company you want to work with is a science. What are those formulas? Here are some to consider:

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Bitcoin: Appsterdam Chicago’s alternative way to pay and play.

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Teach for Appsterdam Chicago, get paid in Bitcoin.

Written by: Randy Ellis

I don’t think of Bitcoin as a future-proof currency that will stand the test of time and replace our existing monetary circulation. But lets look at Bitcoin as a FORWARD thinking currency. From the days of using tally sticks to record debts, the Chinese with rock coins and today’s fiat paper currency. 97% of today’s currency is circulated to and from banking institutions digitally without ever physically touch hands. My question: “What took us so long?” Continue reading

Build N’ Brew Social: A Smash!

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Appsterdam Chicago’s first ever Build N’ Brew Social was a smash for all the attendees who came. ¡AY CHIWOWA! offered a great area for a more engaging networking and collaboration experience. Great food and a even greater staff!

Thanks to the RockIt Management team i.e. Scott, Joe, Theo for making this whole thing possible!

See everyone next month!

LexTech goes Guru

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Appsterdam Chicago has recently received sponsorship from LexTech (http://www.lextech.com), a leader in the enterprise mobile app industry. Our first journey involves several hands-on courses for the public called Guru Sessions. Continue reading

Top 11 Ways to Find Your App Idea

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Choosing an app idea can seem like a daunting task. Will it be useful? Is it unique? Will it make any money? The competition is fierce in the app market and finding your niche will take initiative and creativity.

Between Apple, Google Play and Amazon App Stores we are looking at over 1.5 million apps available at a wide range of prices. Continue reading

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