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About Startup Watching

StartupWatching is focused on empowering entrepreneurs worldwide to do bigger things and build great companies and products. We do this by collecting and curating knowledge, inspiration and background stories from the world of startups and entrepreneurship.

We're here for anyone who's interested in startups and tech, from (aspiring) entrepreneurs and talented makers to digital marketers, creative developers and shark investors.

We share a daily curation of knowledge, inspiration and background stories on Twitter via @startupwatching and send the most recommended content to your inbox every Monday and Thursday.

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Hi! I'm Andrew. 👋

StartupWatching is curated by me, Andrew Askins. During the day I'm a Partner and CEO at Krit, a product studio that helps non-technical founders build successful startups outside of Silicon Valley. At night I love to cook, watch entirely too much television and obsessively read about startups.

In the past 4 years I have helped build 8 new startups, two nonprofit projects, and played a role in the development of many more.

I acquired StartupWatching from Bram Kanstein. My goal is to build it into a happy, supportive corner of the internet where people go to find inspiration and guidance for building their startups the sustainable way.

Cheers from Charleston, SC ✌️

Andrew


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"StartupWatching is one of only a handful of newsletters I'm subscribed to. It's perfect to stay in the loop of what matters in the world of tech, startups and entrepreneurship."

Jorg Ruis, Founder of Culture Builders

"You just know what’s happening in the world of startups when you subscribe to StartupWatching. It's an excellent newsletter that's worth reading every time!"

Martijn de Kuijper, Founder of Revue

A private community for startup people 🌎🤝🚀

Relationships are the ultimate cheat code (in business and life)

The Startup Watching Chat is a private community for startup people. We’re founders, designers, developers, marketers and students. But we’re all united by a love for building things and making an impact on the world.

The purpose of the Startup Watching Chat is to build meaningful relationships. Why? Because relationships are the ultimate cheat code.

When I bought Startup Watching I thought the most valuable thing I was going to get was traffic. But the most valuable part has been the relationships - relationships with other people working on interesting things.

Relationships help to accelerate your personal and professional growth. The key to link building? Relationships. The key to recruiting? Relationships. The key to validating an idea? Relationships. The key to avoiding burnout? Relationships you can count on.

I want to help you, the same way this community has helped me. Let’s build meaningful relationships together.

How it works

The Startup Watching Chat is a private community that is limited to just 100 people. But it's not your typical online community.

When you join you’ll get a link to a page with instructions and an access code for downloading the Dialup app and joining the Startup Chats line.

Every Thursday at 7pm EST the app will connect you with another person in the community for a 1-on-1 chat. You’ll be given a prompt, and from there you can talk for as little or as long as you like.

There are no algorithms and you don’t have another Slack group to sign in to. Just an app on your phone and meaningful, 1-on-1 conversations with another human who is as passionate about startups as you are.

What you get

Pay $19.99 per year and get:
Access to the private Dialup lineThe weekly Startup Watching newsletterMeaningful relationships with other startup peopleSupport the community! I want to eventually move away from ads in the newsletter, this is the first step in doing that.

This isn't a place for growth hacks

This isn’t a place for growth hacks, silver bullets or scams. If all you care about is scaling your revenue, then this isn’t the community for you.

Each week, you’ll have a chance to build a relationship with 1 person. Not 100, not 10, 1 person. If you put in the time, then in 1 year you could have 52 incredible friends who will help you grow in business and in life. But you have to put in the time.

Who is behind this?

Startup Watching and the Startup Watching Chat are curated by me, Andrew Askins. During the day I'm a Partner and CEO at Krit, a product studio that helps non-technical founders build successful startups outside of Silicon Valley. At night I love to cook, watch entirely too much television and obsessively read about startups.

In the past 4 years I have helped build 8 new startups, two nonprofit projects, and played a role in the development of many more.

My goal is to build this into a happy, supportive corner of the internet where people go to find inspiration, guidance and meaningful friendships.

Cheers from Charleston, SC ✌️

Andrew

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