BusinessWeek Features “Ultra Light Startups”

Founded 10 months ago by Graham Lawlor, Ultra Light Startups finally gains press coverage on I’ve attended their events since September ’08, taking pictures and submitting post event write-ups. (Revenue Model Workshop, Monetization of AdsOutsourcing, SEO/SEM, and the popular Open Source CMS.)

Heather Green of titled the article,  Self-Help for Startups . “Ultra Light Startups is giving entrepreneurs—many of them newly laid-off employees—a chance to test their pitches on an audience of their peers.I really like to add how right she is! According to Heather, “The group has taken off partly because of the rough economy. Fifteen people showed up at the first session last April” and I think it’s very easy to agree with that statement. Many audience members were either laid-off or quit to pursue their startups. This economy helped propell those numbers exponentially.

If you’re interested in reading the original article, check out “Self Help For Startups” on My only concern is the fact that there was no link to the Ultra Light Startups website or Facebook page. There is some basic SEO value in keywords here, but I hope somebody lets BusinessWeek know that they should provide a link. That’s where the big hits come in. Besides that, congrats to ULS and for all of you interested, there’s an event taking place this Thursday night: Web Analytics. A solid panel, and a relevant topic for all internet based companies. Hope to see you there!

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This post was written by Joshua Russak on February 4, 2009

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2 Comments so far

  1. Graham Lawlor February 4, 2009 4:10 pm

    Business Week covers it today, but we’ve been reading all about it here on for months – you scooped them!

  2. Mor Sela, February 4, 2009 5:03 pm

    Nice coverage of a very worthy subject. BTW – Red, I see your site’s growth rate and it’s phenomenal. You need to teach me a thing or two. See you at the ULS event tomorrow.


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