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Startup Lifestylers

People who get into the startup scene just for the "rock star" lifestyle.

Jaime spends all his funding throwing parities and buying company swag. He's just a startup lifestyler.

Added by HalfLife3 HalfLife3 about 6 years ago

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    @alphabet

    A dad and self-proclaimed geek that lives in Cleveland, OH. Owns the @alphabet Twitter handle. Will soon become rich.

    Guy 1: This guy's just a geeky dad on Twitter.

    Guy 2: No, he's @alphabet and will earn more money in one day than you've earned in an entire year.

    Added by Original Jared Original Jared about 6 years ago

    • bphesq bphesq

      He's also a fan of the Cleveland Browns. Dads in Pittsburgh are geeks.

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    FOMO

    FOMO = an acronym for "Fear of Missing Out"

    The team was exhausted from attending/pitching at multiple conferences during the same week, but pressed on- motivated by FOMO that their dream angel investor might be present.

    Added by StephanieG StephanieG about 6 years ago

    • @WeTeachGeeks @WeTeachGeeks

      So many events to attend....so many clients to find...

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    Fuck You I Made It Burn

    When someone whose reached any level of success posts the emails, IMs, or correspondence between them and anyone whose rejected them publicly prefacing it all as motivation for others to continue working hard toward their goals.

    Man I felt so good reading Brian Chesky's, 7 Rejection's Medium post last Sunday. Reading those rejections word for word and blurring out the name of the person sending it, probably made it the best and most subtle Fuck You I Made It Burn of the year.

    https://medium.com/@bchesky/7-rejections-7d894cbaa084

    Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie about 6 years ago

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      Startup/Big Co Power Couple

      When one member of a relationship works at a more well-known tech company, while the other works on a startup. This ensures that the couple can at least pay rent while the other member of the relationship pursues something new.

      Because Milly works at Netflix and Erik is working in a startup revolving biotic limbs, they are are a strong startup/bigco power couple who're said to be going places while still being relatively secure.

      Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie about 6 years ago

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      Zuckerberging

      The action of equating technical genius with young white males that are college dropouts.

      "This guy seems like a great fit for our team."
      "Seriously? He doesn't have a Github, are you sure you're not Zuckerberging?"

      (Credit: https://twitter.com/SaraJChipps/status/622816016226222080)

      Added by chrisarchitect chrisarchitect about 6 years ago

      • svpro svpro

        Of course you brought race into this...

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      Hackathon

      A period of time usually around 24 hours, in which teams of programmers and designers build out a working project and display it to judges at the end.

      How Hackathons are judged vary completely on the theme and personal preference making it an extremely relative competition.

      Sloan: What are you building for this years hackathon?

      Jim: I'm building a Python interpreter.

      Sloan: Why?

      Jim: Because I think a robot who could communicate with snakes and humans could be incredibly useful.

      Sloan: ...

      Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie about 6 years ago

      • Bwenamai Bwenamai

        Usually by coders that have no idea if there is any meaningful market for their hack.

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      East Bay Startups

      Despite mainstream view, they indeed exist are are growing more and more prevalent. With the absurd prices in San Francisco and Palo Alto, areas in Downtown Oakland, Emeryville, and pockets of Berkeley have seen increased growth in new company offices.

      Many also consider living in the East Bay incredibly convenient, despite it's reputation for crime. It is often asked whether east bay startups should be considered apart of "Silicon Valley," to which many reply..."meh close enough."

      Winston: Where is your startup office located good sir.

      James: Oakland son.

      Winston: I am not familiar with this Oak-Land. How far is it from Sand Hill Road?

      Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie about 6 years ago

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      Code Couple

      Programming partners (in work or school) that are also involved with one another romantically.

      Jeremy and Liz are the hottest code couple at Stanford. I hear after finishing their compilers projects they hold hands and read quantum computing books until both their bodies are exhausted.

      Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie about 6 years ago

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        Postmates Trifecta

        When you use Postmates for breakfast, lunch and dinner on the same day

        I love innovation in Silicon Valley. I just completed a Postmates trifecta which allowed me to stay at home and play Counter Strike all day.

        Added by zazpowered zazpowered about 6 years ago

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          UX Designer

          Stands for user experience designer.

          They are basically there to make sure that the app you're using isn't annoying as shit to use. This differs from UI Designers who work on how the product looks (versus how it feels).

          Rob: This is a great app but it FEELS wrong.

          Engineer: What do you want to change Mr. UX Designer?

          Rob: Everything.

          Added by covfefelord covfefelord about 6 years ago

          • charlesjo charlesjo

            The only monetizable field with an Antropology degree.

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          They Are on Fast Track to Unicorn Status

          If you have to say it, 9 times out of 10 it isn't true.

          One of the hottest UC Berkeley startups, BroMeNow, is looking for an entry level Full Stack Developer. I sit next to these guys at the Skylark incubator and can attest: they are wicked smart and on the fast track to unicorn status.

          Added by GoogleEngineer GoogleEngineer about 6 years ago

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            Lead Investor

            When raising a large round of seed money, the lead investor is your headliner that makes it more convincing for other investors to get on board.

            After Ashton Kutcher became our lead investor, every bloodsucking leach in the valley decided to send me emails asking if they could get in on the round.

            Added by GoogleEngineer GoogleEngineer about 6 years ago

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              Startup Wet Dreaming

              A nocturnal emission that occurs at the thought of one's startup being acquired or achieving vast success.

              Julie: These sheets....what the hell. Are you cheating on me?

              Ryan: Sorry babe, I've been startup wet dreaming ever since Tech Stars accepted our team. Love ya.

              Added by HalfLife3 HalfLife3 about 6 years ago

              • chipchop chipchop

                This may have happened to me before

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              Teamvesting

              When an investor puts money in a startup based on the team and not the idea, product, or traction.

              Martha: Wow, I gotta hand it to George, his team actually raised 30k. I thought his idea was terrible.

              James: Nah, don't be too impressed I heard an angel just teamvested in them because they all graduated from Stanford.

              Added by covfefelord covfefelord about 6 years ago

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                Y Combinator

                A higher-order function that satisfies the "fixed point theorem"

                Professor: "We have Y = [\f . (\x . f(xx) ) . (\x . f(xx)) ], that we call the Y-Combinator"
                Business student: "SORRY PROFESSOR BUT YOU ARE WRONG. Y COMBINATOR IS AN INCUMBATOR OK???"
                Professor: "Please calm down Michael, Paul Graham is indeed very inspired, and enthusiastic about lambda calculus but this..."
                Business student: "NO HE IS THE FOUNDER OF Y-COMBINATOR, I HAVE PROOFS"
                Professor: "Sigh."

                Added by freefunctor freefunctor about 6 years ago

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                  Kale

                  Sometimes called "the world's healthiest food." It has become a staple for many Bay Area residents who pride themselves on living a healthy lifestyle.

                  It also has become a stereotypical food group subjected to highly pretentious techies and food snobs who flaunt their supposed physical and mental superiority over people.

                  Jack: Why do you eat so much Kale.

                  Ryan: Because I want everyone to know how healthy I am. Maybe Sabrina will notice me and ask me about my clean code and my clean eating habits.

                  Jack: Or you can go talk to her....

                  Ryan: No, she has to make the first move or else I'll appear to desperate.

                  Jack: But you are desperate...that's why you're eating so much kale.

                  Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie about 6 years ago

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                    Quora

                    Quora is a overhyped startup unicorn that is jealous of Reddit's +500 million monthly visitors and was founded by a former Facebook employee. On Quora where you can ask questions about how to get rich, how to pitch investors and gossip about famous companies like Google, Apple and Facebook. Oh, and also stalk Jimmy Wales and Adrian Lamo.

                    Now seriously: A Q&A website where you can ask questions about anything and have article-length answers written by Top Writers or Ph.D.s who spend nearly 2 hours writing superb answers full of images, graphics and details that are above your comprehension and that later will probably be posted to Gizmodo, TechCrunch, Forbes, BBC, The New York Times, Slate, Buzzfeed, Huffington and Washington Post or any other popular news-media website.

                    Now seriously, seriously: A Question and Answer website where you can ask and answer questions about any topic and interact with highly intelligent people from all over the world and get happy when your content is sent on their daily email called "Quora Digest" to over a million people.

                    Tired of that shit, now for real: Quora is the best place on the internet to find the best answer for your questions. (It'd certainly be if it had more users).

                    Lisa: Hey, Jon, today I got over 200,000 views on my answers on Quora!
                    Jon: Quora? What's Quora?
                    Lisa: Quora is a website similar to Yahoo Answers where you can ask and answer a lot of interesting stuff!
                    Jon: Oh, cool.
                    Jon: Well, being relevant to that number of people on Twitter or Facebook is a different story, isn't it?

                    Added by Sau010 Sau010 about 6 years ago

                    • charlesjo charlesjo

                      Quora is an excuse for bloggers who don't want to admit they blog.

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                    • ybfishel ybfishel

                      pity you can't post this to Quora.

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                    Relevance Companies

                    The startups in one's incubators that are responsible for their relevance.

                    AirBnB and Dropbox are Y Combinator's relevance companies. Without them people would care about the incubator to a much less degree and they would not be as successful as they are.

                    Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie about 6 years ago

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                      Buzzfeed Writer

                      A mediocre writer, but decent list builder. Their article titles usually follow the model: [Number] [Subject] So [Hyperbole] You [Claim]

                      10 Clickbaity Titles So Enticing You Have To Click

                      Added by svpro svpro about 6 years ago