5 things I would do differently Despite what literally everyone thinks, I am not a perfect person. I make mistakes more often than not and have made some questionable decisions in my time. I have decided to compile a short list of the 5 things that I would do differently if I started a business … Continue reading 5 Things I would change
As you may or may not know, our new social media app BounceIt is set to release mid-April, only 1 month away. As this day draws nearer we’re trying to build some interest in the app. After all, there’s no use making an app and having nobody use it. That would be sad. And we … Continue reading 5 reasons to download BounceIt
Hi, I'm Paddy, I've been contributing to the BounceIt Instagram to help promote the app, and am going to confuse you all in this blog by talking about something completely different - budget travel. I'm travelling from Canada to Colombia on a tight budget; and I've heard a few things, and learnt a few … Continue reading Guest Blog 1- How to travel on a budget by Paddy Maher- the budget traveller.
As I mentioned in a previous blog, I had the pleasure of working with, and receiving investment from NorthStar ventures, a Newcastle based venture capitalist. As I also mentioned in a previous blog, I was absolutely terrified about it. What I didn’t really mention was the extent of my fear. After giving the presentation, I … Continue reading How to not completely suck at dealing with investors.
Anyone who has been to university (or still attends) knows what it’s like. Each day is a day closer to graduation, which means a day closer to having to decide what to do with the remaining 60 odd years of your life. I say everyone, but this probably doesn’t apply to those who chose a … Continue reading The highs and lows of leaving university
Being comfortable is great. Being cosy in front of the telly, watching some mindless TV show you would be embarrassed if your friends knew about and eating food that’s going to cause you to die 5 years earlier. Bliss. But imagine being comfortable literally all the time. Eventually, it would lose its charm and you … Continue reading How to say goodbye to your comfort zone
We’ve all been there. You come in from work, scroll through Twitter, eat something, scroll through Facebook, watch Netflix, scroll through Instagram. By this point you’re ready to scroll through Twitter again. This cycle continues until you’ve exhausted everything online and emptied the entire contents of your fridge into your stomach. Then you go to … Continue reading Why photography should be your next favourite pastime
I have been working on BounceIt for 2 years now. About a year and a half of that was part time whilst at uni. The half year I have been working on it full time has been unreal. I have had to pitch in front of well over a hundred people without soiling myself, I … Continue reading 5 lessons in business from a clueless entrepreneur
They say you should never hire your friends. I don’t know who came up with this notion but I know that if you google it you get lots of results (I just tried) so there must be some truth to it. Clearly Francis never received this advice or I wouldn’t be sitting here writing … Continue reading How I mixed business with pleasure
It was about 2 years ago. It was 4am. I was lying in bed and I had a lecture at 9am. Back then, getting up for 9am was worse than just about anything. I abandoned the notion of sleeping and entered the rabbit hole that is related Youtube videos. Before I knew it, I was … Continue reading BounceIt; the next Instagram?