Firehawk Creative teams up with entrepreneurs to build remarkable products. Structured as a nimble two person shop, we dedicate ourselves to projects for the long haul, fusing brutal honesty and fresh ideas with exceptional coding and design.
One of the most delightful perks of my job is that I get to talk to many people about their startup ideas. People ask if their app idea is feasible, how much it will cost, how long will it take to develop it, is this a terrible idea, and so on. I love it. I don't have all the answers, but after doing this for the last four years, you start to see patterns.
Several years ago, we were given a free booth at TechCrunch Disrupt NYC from a friend who wasn't going to use it. As a web development company, I didn't think we would get much value out of it but it seemed to good of an offer to pass up. In general it was pretty boring standing at the booth except for one conversation that I'll never forgot...
We all know that the best way to grow is to get out of our comfort zone. The problem with this profound wisdom is that our comfort zone is something we’ve been working to perfect our entire lives, and it’s amazingly comfortable. That’s why I feels it’s part of my responsibility to make founders squirm.
This week Firehawk Creative had it’s first birthday. Considering how many businesses fail within their first year, this could certainly be considered something to be proud of. My last company lasted just about a year before it began to eat itself alive. So this is progress.
I just read a post from Brad Feld called Brutal Honesty Delivered Kindly. It’s one of my favorite posts I’ve read in a while because it discusses the difficulties with always being honest, transparent and authentic.
When we started Firehawk Creative a year ago, we made a conscious decision that honesty was going to be one of the 4 main pillars of the company.
One of the worst mistakes that an entrepreneur can make also happens to be the one that is the easiest to make. It doesn’t matter if you’re working on your first company or your seventh startup. Even if you are aware of this pitfall, you might fall victim to its trap. So what is the mightiest of startup perils?
The Cofounder’s Lab meetup events have always been one of our favorite events for meeting new people who are working on interesting projects, and it’s time for their next event here in NYC:
Thursday, 2/20 at 6:30pm at WeWork
We’re closing in on 6 month birthday. It’s been one hell of a ride so far. We’ve worked with a handful of truly wonderful clients who are doing groundbreaking stuff. We’ve built some great products and at the same time validated the main reason why we started this company and do what we do.
Firehawk Creative was created out of a desire shared by its founders. We want to work with clients who are on a mission to change the world through beautiful, high quality apps and web experiences.
We're pumped to announce that we've just released the Firehawk Creative Imaginarium, our internal collaboration and brainstorming tool for client projects. Take the tour!
We do a lot of experimenting here are Firehawk Creative. It comes with the territory of having a Lean Startup mindset towards just about everything you do.
If you have a startup idea and little to no technical background, this event is for you. Come pitch your startup idea to the team at Firehawk Creative and find out all the info you need to know before you move into development -- cost, timeline, technical hurdles and much more.
There is one simple question that can provide so much valuable information. It can reveal expertise and competence or stunning weaknesses and inefficiencies. In essence, this question is what separates the children from the adults.