"Seedcamp has not followed the exact Ycombinators or Techstars model – taking on all potential early stage tech companies, not just ones created by 20-something hackers (Ycombinator’s particular penchant)"
A few readers, including myself, picked up on this in the comments.
I have an idea about providing support for pre-investment & pre-revenue product development which I’ve been discussing with various people in Brighton for over a year now. It’s called BootCycle and it’s an approach to mashing up some of the best bits of Y Combinator, BarCamp, OpenCoffee, Coworking & Hack Day to help people launch products. I ran a session at BarCamp Bournemouth to get some more feedback and it again came up in conversation at Open Hack London this weekend. I felt it probably about time that I stuck it in my blog…
Am I mad? Well a few people have said I must be crazy to link my business to a blog called Mad Motive. It’s a phrase probably most commonly used in describing axe murderers.
However, in the context of this blog M.A.D. means Make A Difference. It’s what motivates me to do the things I do. I’m most happy putting lots of work into a project if it can lead to me making a positive difference to people’s lives. Now some people would call that a crazy motive, particularly those primarily motivated by power and money. I’m quite happy for them to call me Mad. It’s my belief that if I do what I do in a sensible way, I may be lucky enough to get some money and maybe even power as a result. :)