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Startuptoons.com Launches And Gets On Inc.com The Same Day

I have been nagging my wife with an idea since 2005 that I felt was the perfect team project to combine my business experience and her graphic design abilities: Startuptoons.com – a website/blog focused on editorial commentary on startups, entrepreneurship and venture capital through cartoons. It officially launched on July 2 and I started an ad campaign on Facebook using the $100 I got for being among the first couple thousand to join the Visa Business Network.

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I have been nagging my wife with an idea since 2005 that I felt was the perfect team project to combine my business experience and her graphic design abilities:

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Startuptoons.com – a website/blog focused on editorial commentary on startups, entrepreneurship and venture capital through cartoons.

It officially launched on July 2 and I started an ad campaign on Facebook using the $100 I got for being among the first couple thousand to join the Visa Business Network.

I targeted one ad to people who worked at companies like Inc, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post and so forth, with the hopes of getting to people I otherwise would have to hire a PR firm to reach.

That evening, the staff blog on Inc.com (Inc. magazine’s website) had a post mentioning the site and how it was such a coincidence that the July issue was all about startups – What a Coincidence.

That publicity has been great for traffic and raising the profile of the site. I expected this venture to get far more publicity in the next 6 months than my main one, Realvibez.tv, but day 1 caught even me by surprise.

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The journey is shaping up to be fun.

About the author

I am a young entrepreneur who started my first company at 20 during my MBA program at the University of Miami. Our first project was the creation of RealVibes.net, later renamed Realvibez.tv, a leading online destination for Reggae, Dancehall and Soca videos, first launched in February 2002. I am the co-founder of Random Media, an integrated media and entertainment firm focused on Caribbean entertainment and culture, as well as co-founder of Kaizen Interactive, a digital marketing agency. Experience and Achievements - Secured deal for my venture (through the Realvibeztv channel) to become YouTube’s first Caribbean media partner - venture now part of YouTube’s new rental program - Random Media has signed distribution deals for e-book versions of a number of Caribbean books in the Amazon Kindle and Apple iBooks stores - Interviewed numerous times about using social networks for business, previously built up a Facebook fan page for Jamaica to over 55,000 fans in less than 2 years that is now being used by the Jamaica Tourist Board - Asked to endorse a book on entrepreneurship The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur alongside Donny Deutsch, Host of CNBC’s The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch - Contributed a chapter to a McGraw-Hill Publishing book, How To Make Money With YouTube - A judge for Business.com’s What Works For Business contest in 2009 I was born in Kingston, Jamaica, completed his B.Sc

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