Project Skyway: A leg up for tech start-ups



By Wendy Lee, Star Tribune

“When former hotel manager Cem Erdem launched his first business 16 years ago, he had little help and few ideas on how to start.  He’d seen a lot of people in suits walking along the Minneapolis skyway. So, looking to sell Internet services, he decided to pass out postcards to successful-looking people as they walked past.

For the most part, he said, it didn’t work.  Now, the CEO of Golden Valley-based software firm Augusoft Inc. is setting up a business accelerator program to help aspiring software entrepreneurs avoid his mistakes. He calls it Project Skyway.”

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