Startup: What I'd do the same, and what I'd never do again.

from Center61


A whole bunch of 'advice' (take it or leave it) on my experience launching our business/product/service - the web-app HourSchool. (

From contracts to working with contractors, lawyers, taxes, insurance, launching product, networking in Austin, working together as a team - managing freelance, and freelancers, jobs and life.

essentially I would like to cover a bunch of topics and talk about what I'd do the same and what I'd do differently if I had just finished AC4D or just decided to start my own company.

Class will start at 3pm, and will be roughly one to two hours. Center 61 is a co-working space, and you are welcome to work there free of charge for the full day any day that you register for a class! Meet people, drink coffee, get some work done and learn a little something!



I attended AC4D in the first class, 2010, and have been working on my startup HourSchool ever since. I like to make thoughtful things and ride anything with 2 wheels.


A cartoonist-turned-UI designer who enjoys traveling the world.


make a thing.


Founder of Feast for Days, interaction designer, married, former college athlete, 4th grade chess club president.




Likes bikes with more than one gear... Most of the time.


co-founder of Spoak, stories across generations


Co-founder @HourSchool. Alumni @ac4d. Holler @rubyku!


I am a mechanical engineer working in San Marcos/Austin, TX. I've been studying design topics for the better part of a year. I'm interested in exploring a variety of ideas. Lately I've been obsessed with manufacturing and design process as well as materials. I've been studying a variety of different topics like generative design and biomimicry. Some skills that I'm learning/working on are Processing, Rhino, Grasshopper, sketching, prototyping methodology


I'm here to learn, share, and help where I can.


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4 months ago

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Alex Pappas
almost 6 years ago

Hi everyone.
I wanted to reach out a few days before class to see if anyone had any specific questions or topics that they would like covered on Thursday?

Either respond here, or shoot me an email, and I'll do what I can to incorporate them into the class.


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Meghan Corbett
about 6 years ago

I would really like to come to this class if there is room! :)

Alex Pappas
almost 6 years ago

Hi Meghan, I just opened up a few more spots if you're still interested. Cheers!

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