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9 Words You Probably Use Incorrectly
What is wrong with this picture? Hot water can scold? And furthermore, hot water can scold hot drinks? Well I suppose next time you need a sitter for your hot drinks, hot water will make sure they’re well behaved! When it comes time to edit an essay, however,...
6 Strategies to Survive the Peer Edit
You’ve finished penning your rough draft about death in the poetry of Emily Dickinson and you start to feel a sense of accomplishment. You might even be proud of what you wrote! Who knew, right? But just when you thought it was safe to join your fellow students...
Proofread Before You Publish… Don’t Be Like Kaiser!
There are a lot of great ways to damage your reputation, but a failure to proofread important documents or correspondence is perhaps one of the easiest. For example, when I read a resume or cover letter littered with errors, I’m almost guaranteed to discard the...
From Concept to Reality: Kibin’s 2011
With thousands of users and a community proofreading over a thousand essays, resumes, short stories, and other written content each month, it’s almost unfathomable that it has only been a year since we dedicated ourselves to Kibin full-time. And it has been an...
Ten Things Poker Taught Me About Being an Entrepreneur (Part 3/3)
This is the third and final part of a series on the 10 most valuable entrepreneur lessons I learned from playing poker on a semi-professional level. If you haven’t read the first and second parts yet, do it!   8: Notice Subtleties Poker is filled with an enormous...
Ten Things Poker Taught Me About Being an Entrepreneur (Part 2/3)
This is the second of a three part series (broken up for length) on the 10 most valuable entrepreneur lessons I learned from playing poker on a semi-professional level. If you haven’t read the first part yet, read it here.   4: Ability to Disregard the Value...
Ten Things Poker Taught Me About Being an Entrepreneur (Part 1/3)
This is a three part series (broken up for length) on the 10 most valuable lessons I learned from playing poker on a semi-professional level.   When I graduated college, I left with a degree in Economics, one course short of a minor in Bio-Chemistry, and absolutely...
How to Successfully Apply to 500 Startups (Part 3/3)
This is the third part in my story about how Kibin was able to secure a spot in the current 500 Startups class.  Read part one and part two before this one. Done Deal? – (May 11th – 15th) I was continuously consulting with Van.  He would let me know if he...
How to Successfully Apply to 500 Startups (Part 2/3)
This is the second part in my story about how Kibin was able to secure a spot in the current 500 Startups class.  If you missed the first post, get caught up before reading this one. I was zoning out, hanging at pariSoma when I overheard conversation about...
How to Successfully Apply to 500 Startups (Part 1/3)
Since joining the current 500 Startups class, a lot of people have been asking me how we ‘got in’.  I usually chuckle, replying “brute force”. While that’s the general truth, it lacks the majority of the details.  Following is a much more in-depth...
Raising Money for your Startup? Stop Talking to Investors!
It was mid April and things with Kibin were cranking along nicely. Jim and I both had our heads down and were working like crazy to push the product forward. Unfortunately, keeping your head down doesn’t pay the bills or quiet your grumbling stomach.  I had...
Happy Students: A Guide to Summer School Survival
That golden time of year has arrived, the coveted season of rest and relaxation. If you hadn’t guessed yet I’m referring to Summer, those precious months at the end of every school year that find you shedding your layers and breathing a little easier....
Getting Accelerated with 500 Startups!
We’re excited (to say the least) that Kibin has been accepted into the new class at 500 Startups.  The program consists of an intense three to four month process of constant iteration, analysis, and validation.  If you aren’t familiar with the 500 Startups...
Kibin Processes its First 100 Reviews
Last night we crossed a small milestone for our fledgling little start-up.  In just over two weeks of being live, Kibin has processed 100 reviews through our platform and community. We think that’s pretty exciting!  Knowing that 100 people around the country,...
We’ve Finally Made it, Kibin is Open to the Public!
After what seems like eternity and another near sleepless night, I can excitedly say that Kibin is officially open to the public.  That’s right, no more AdWords driven signups leading to dead ends or confusing closed beta processes for the select few.  We...
Welcome to Kibin!
It has been nearly a year and a half since I first conceived the idea for Kibin.  As a team, we’ve already seen several ups and downs, but today we’re extremely excited to be launching.  Granted, as of today there are only 20 people that have access...
Kibin is (Mostly) Live!
After more than a year of visiting www.kibin.com only to be road blocked by a landing page, Kibin is now live. Unfortunately, you can’t quite sign up for an account yet.  Come Wednesday, we will be fully operational and are rolling out to just a very small,...