KillerStartups Weekly Roundup


You’re busy. We get it. The fast pace and crazy work hours of startup life make it impossible to keep up with all the latest startup news, trends, and tips – and worrying that you’ve missed out is no way to begin the weekend. That’s why we’ve rounded up this week’s hottest startup stories from KillerStartups below…



  • Hello Doctor. Say goodbye to those awful binders for medical paperwork and hello to the app that will make them disappear. A sensible way to manage health records sure to become a hit.
  • One Bite Away. Has all of the food porn online left you with blue tongue? Instead of salivating over food pics, click from images onto recipes or restaurants where you can taste what you see. Help a founder go from Kickstarter appetizer to the main dish.
  • Change. Founders can’t escape thinking about finances, but Change minimizes the time spent putting things in order and even provides insights that keep money from becoming a headache.



  • Dinesh. His assessment of the “Irish pornography logo” in the new HBO startup satire “Silicon Valley” has earned him props as the funniest character in Emma McGowan’s book. Don’t miss her recap of the latest episode.
  • Michael Templeman. Ah, the days of taking conference calls in the car over Bluetooth speakers. Check out a street view of bootstrapping a marketing firm into a builder of solid campaigns.
  • Michael Heyward. His is the only name you’ll really know on Whisper. The rest are kept secret, so that users can spill whatever beans they’d like to. The app’s simple recipe collects over 3 BILLION page views a month.


Tips & Trends

  • Working from home. Crazy smart or just crazy? There’s a fine line, but people with 4 essential qualities make themselves genius workers at home.
  • Scheduling. Not the biggest obstacle that founders need to overcome, but an annoying speed bump nonetheless. The good news: tools like ScheduleOnce can easily add some height to founders looking to clear the wall.
  • The sharing economy. Like “social entrepreneur,” “sharing economy” can mean a lot of different things. So, who’s fooling themselves and who understands what it really means to share?
  • People Problems. Notice anything similar about a LOT of tech workers? One common trait isn’t healthy for the industry. Find out why.


Photo Credits

William Clifford