Gonzo Startup Principle 1

Gonzo Startup Principle #1: Develop a service-oriented, give-back-first mentality right from the beginning.

When applied to the software startup, the following three principles should be adopted:

  • Contribute back to the open source community via GitHub
  • Become part of the Microsoft TEALS Program, and have programmers spent several hours a week teaching CS in the public schools
  • Develop a “Philantrophy Plan” right from the beginning, outlining your corporate charitable giving strategy