Project Skyway: A leg up for tech start-ups

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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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