What is a Startup?

According to Wikipedia, Startup is a company with a limited operating history. Well, you don’t get it. Do you? Limited operating means that this kind of company is not running in the same scale as big company does. Imagine Microsoft in the first year of their birth, Microsoft is considered to be a startup company. A company which Bill Gate and Paul Allen start to sell their vision; that is to trade programming language they made to all computer hobbyist.

Nowadays, Microsoft is not a startup company anymore. They are just too big; big company, more employees (they have hundred thousand and grow), more office (around the world), more project (Office 20XX, Windows Whatever), more product (Desktop App, Web based App), more acquisition, and the rest is history.

Now, that’s what Wikipedia said about startup. What about Paul Graham? He is our inspiration. He said with an analogy that a startup is just looks like a Formula 1 race car; “It looks weird, but it goes fast”. What does it means? Means that startup is so small, with only three or four people that trying to make all things work and done. Though it is so small, fortunately this is a phase where company’s productivity are being happened. Again, a Microsoft with only Gate and Allen is totally different with it self of thousands.

Two paragraphs are finished. The idea of what a startup is probably could differ for one and other. But the point is, a startup is a company that just started. No big deal. That’s all. So let’s do it.

You can read and gain more intuition about startup by following this URL:

1. How to Start a Startup
2. How to Do What You Love
3. How to Fund a Startup
4. How Not to Die
5. How to Make Wealth
6. Why to Not Not Start a Startup

Wim Permana
CEO
ScholarsCamp
http://www.scholarscamp.com
wim@scholarscamp.com

7 Benefits of Scholarships Social Bookmarking


In this article, I will give you some sight about the benefits of ScholarsCamp as a scholarship social bookmarking sites. Well, there are seven point I can tell you. But I believe that someday it will increase automatically as you gain more experience on this sites. Here we go ….

1. Save your bookmarks online.

If you are a mobile and dynamic person. I bet you don’t want to bring your heavy-dusty PC (even laptop) everywhere. Rather complaining your left behind-bookmarked URL in your browser, why not save it online for free. Yes, you can use ScholarsCamp simply for this. Thanks.

2. Collective Intelligence; Think of it, Thanks for it.

Those URL which you and other users had saved into us will become ScholarsCamp’s data. Since this data is a human-generated data, chances are that they are better than machine-generated. Still, the best robot in this universe is us, human. Not Aibo, Asimo nor Google spider.

3. See what your friends have Voted.

You can see what scholarships your friends had voted. This will tell you stuff they like or not. Anyway, your friends won’t vote things they don’t like. Do they? Just don’t forget, they also can see you.

4. Send your friends scholarships information you have.

“Yahooooooo … I found a great scholarships,” you said. Now, because you are a nice guy, why don’t you send this information to your friends via email. ScholarsCamp has an interface to make you easily do that. Go on … try it. You will become a hero. Without flying or webbing on the top of Manhattan. All you need is an account in here. So simple.

5. See what scholarship that gain popularity and what is not.

Unpopular stuff doesn’t mean bad, yet a popular one off course has something worth enough to be checked. So check it. See it. Perhaps what is good for many people here is good for you too. Don’t worry. Everything is free in ScholarsCamp. You can prove it.

6. Read and reread information about scholarships.

A scholarship is actually not just about terms or requirements. It is also about something that perhaps you can’t find on brochures such as; administering your passport, doing consultation, how good (or bad) supervisor’s attitude, the service from the scholarships provider, culture of place, pre-test, ex-student history, testimony from students, etc. if you find something useful that brochure didn’t tell you, just add your information by submitting comment in to this site. People will thank you very much because of this. The truth is out there (out of brochure).

7. Let those scholarships come to you.

Probably, this is what many of you are waiting for. The intelligence that will deliver all stuff which suit your data into your account. Yet, the show has not begin. Please be patient. Our CTO is still working on it.

Wim Permana
CEO
ScholarsCamp
http://www.scholarscamp.com

How To Get Started in ScholarsCamp

Wim Permana

In my first articles, I have told you briefly about what social bookmarking is. Now, it is time for me to guide you on how to get started with this brand new sites, ScholarsCamp. Oh yeah, by the way, ScholarsCamp is the first social bookmarking site that is specially build to organize your collection of scholarship informations, articles, awards, or even competitions.

Okay, here we go:

1. First Step

Sign in

It is easy and simple to sign up and get an account here. Just click register and fill all the form there. No we don’t need that much. Though we only need four things about you. Username (what your account in here is), your email, your password, and that weird password again. That’s it.

2. Second Step

Login

After you get that lovely account, now you can log in into your profile here. There are a bunch of activities you can do when you have already jump into your profile. Check this out:

1. Personal Info

This is the section where you can see information about yourself. There are some subsection here and I bet you already familiar with these. Here they are:

1) View my friends

The list of others ScholarsCamp member you’ve already add as your friend.

2) View people who’ve added me as a friend

The list of your would-become-friend. If you have becoming Friendster user, you must know this section; this is the friend request section.

3) Search Users

Of course you know what this section mean to you. Don’t push me explain it to scholars like you .

2. Submitted

The list of bookmarked information that belong to you. Well, how many stuff had you add? Since this is an online social bookmarking, you don’t depend on your browser. Instead, you will gain flexibility to access it online for 24/7 worldwide as long as you have the internet connection.

3. Reputable

This is place for your stuff which gain popularity here. Congratulation, your information must be cool enough. But if you don’t have one. Please don’t be sad. Keep trying to submit and voting it too.

4. Upcoming

Before your information take place in Reputable area, it must have been landed here. Come on, move on …. you said. Well, I hear that.

5. Commented

This is a 2.0 era, static content is not good enough. When you get your stuff being commented. It is a good sign; people have interest on you and your information. The more comment you get, the more popular you are. Believe me.

6. Voted

Do you voted on something here? If yes, those voted stuff will be placed here. Happy vote. Clicking is easy, voting is another.

7. Saved

This is for the stuff

8. Modify

If you want to change things you already filled in, use this section. There are 13 things you can change here but I know that you don’t use them all. For example; I’ll put my data on:

Real name : Wim Permana
Public email : wimkhan@yahoo.com
Homepage : http://wimpermana.web.ugm.ac.id/
Location : Indonesia
Occupation : CEO
Yahoo : wimkhan
Google talk : wimkhan

and that’s all. I’ll left another empty. That’s not a big deal. Last but note least, you can change your avatar too. Anytime you like. Just click Modify button; Browse your picture; Upload Image; and then Save it.

3. Third Step

Explore The Content

1. Homepage

Left side of ScholarsCamp homepage is the list of stuff that have been submitted by users. This links can give you an instant information about scholarships information.

2. Search Form

Imagine Google which index nothing but scholarship information. Well, that is what ScholarsCamp might also want to be. Use the search to instantly find the content that suit with your keyword. It means, if you searching with “Harvard” as a keyword then you’ll get stuff that have relation with Harvard. So, happy searching ….

3. Tags

In social bookmarking sites, users need to tag all stuff they have submitted. You can access this tags in right panel of this homepage. Some popular tags are Scholarship, New, and Competitions. Hmmm, don’t like this tags. Create some new one. Go ahead. Your tags will help other users to identify your stuff easily. For example; tag your information with Harvard if this stuff is a scholarship from this 1st university in USA. Tag it easy ….

4. Fourth Step

Now enjoy it ….. thank’s!