Archive for the ‘Startups’ Category

CloudFlare: Speeds up and protects your website for free

Monday, June 20th, 2011

It’s not often that I get excited about a startup, but CloudFlare is one of them. CloudFlare can speed up websites by 50% and also protects it against Denial of Service, Web spam, Code injection etc.. The only thing you need to do is change the name servers of your website to the ones provided by Cloudflare. Signing up and changing the name servers is taking less than 5 minutes. The free account is probably good enough for most of sites. If you want more advanced features you can get that for $20 a month with additional sites costing you $5 per month.

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Want to get $40,000 for your Startup Company

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

The government of my new home country Chile has a great program called Startup Chile. With this program a foreign entrepreneur that wants to setup a startup business can get $40,000 from the Chilean government. And the good thing is that you don’t have to give up a part of your company. It’s a $40,000 grant. With these grants Chile wants to stimulate entrepreneurship and aims to become the technology hub of South America.

The only real string attached is that you have to come a live in Chile for 6 months (the government arranges all the paperwork). However that is not really a punishment either. Chile is modern country, with nice weather, friendly people and fantastic scenery.

Applying for the $40,000 grant starts tomorrow. You can find the details about applying and the exact conditions here