Guest of the show: Vinicius Vacanti, CEO and co-founder of Yipit (
Host: Arman Suleimenov (
Date: December 2, 2011
Location: New York City, NY
TigerTreks / Princeton Entrepreneurship Club (

The topics discussed:
- Yipit - daily deals aggregator
- 8 projects before stumbling upon the idea for Yipit:,
- The Lean Startup methodology by Steve Blank, Eric Ries
- 3 blogs to read: 'Both sides of the table' (Mark Suster), '' (Fred Wilson), ''
- Actionable metrics
- The difference of with
- On the danger of new ideas: uninformed optimism, informed pessimism, crisis of meaning followed by crash & burn vs informed optimism
- by Mark Bao
- From the project to the company: what happened before an idea and now?
- How does Yipit make money?
- The vision for Yipit and the local commerce in general
- The constant iteration
- Web frameworks. What's better: Python + Django or Ruby on Rails?
- The challenges associated with aggregating deals from 800 different sites

P/S: Vin has a great blog titled 'How to Make It as a First-Time Entrepreneur' ( I have been reading it for about a year, highly recommended!

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