I honestly believe that Drupal is the IDEAL platform to build a web startup.

People who know me have heard me talk about this many times. Building your startup on Drupal allows you to:

  • ... go from initial concept to a product you can show to investors or test with early adaptors sooner (on the order of 1-2 months!)
  • ... invest time and money ONLY on the parts of your application that provide its Unique Value Proposition (UVP) - NOT the little things every web app needs.
  • ... change faster (and without necessarily writing code!)

I've been working for several months on a presentation that not only argues these points in detail, but explains why those are critical factors in the success of any startup.

Last week Thursday (2013-09-19), I finally gave this presentation for the first time to Drupal414 (the local Drupal Users Group in Milwaukee, WI)!

The presentation: Drupal + Startups = AWESOME!

You can also view the slides or the original event on Meetup.com.

See me present again at DrupalCamp Fox Valley!

I'm going to give the same presentation again on Saturday, Oct 5th, 2013 at DrupalCamp Fox Valley in Aurora, IL.

Of course, it won't be exactly the same! I got some great input from the folks who saw me present at Drupal414, which I'll be integrating into the presentation. I'm also going to try and shorten it and focus more on the most powerful bits.

If can, please register for DrupalCamp - it's going to be great! There's going to be lots of other awesome presentations, and the Chicagoland Drupal community is fantastic.

However, if you can't make it, subscribe to this blog via e-mail, and you'll get the video as soon as I publish it.