Starting a company, these days, is a lot easier than it used to be. What used to take years and a vast amount of money can now take just months and not much more than pocket change. Alain Chesnais, cofounder and Chief Technology Officer of Trendspottr and current president of the ACM, explains during Demo Spring 2011 how he got from idea to product launch in about six months.
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