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The Rocki Road Part 5: Rocki at Techstars

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The Rocki Road is an occasional blog feature written by its CEO N.M. Yap detailing the company’s path through the start-up world. Rocki is now officially part of Techstars family — day nine actually. It all happened last week which could some day be remembered as a truly significant moment in Rocki’s road, as important (or more important) than the Kickstarter launch. At Kickstarter, we launched Rocki the “garage-built” company complete with the cliched troop of friends, family, ex-team mates, volunteers, and anyone and everyone who’s able to contribute to the cause. Everyone on the team are experts in their day job and sweating it out by night to build Rocki, something


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THE ROCKI ROAD Part 4 – Disney, Techstars & YCombinator

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Disney, Techstars & YCombinator – some of you who are familiar with Start-ups would immediately know this episode is about Accelerators from the title. After all, Techstars and YCombinator are without a doubt the two biggest and most well-known Accelerators, with countless of articles written about the two and comparing the two. How about Disney – what’s Accelerator gotta do with Disney? Well, the question should be what has Disney gotta do with Accelerators. Answer is simple – Innovation. Accelerators are creating so much buzz and so “at the forefront of technology innovation” that Disney has jumped in too — they’ve launched the inaugural Disney


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This is a follow-up to The ROCKI ROAD series Part 1 – Life After Kickstarter Shall Begin at CES, published on the day ROCKI’s Kickstarter closed successfully on December 20th, 2013. The intention was to blog about the ups and downs of start-up life as it happens. A glimpse into ROCKI making its transition from Kickstarter to a start-up with the ambition to be a major technology company, grabbing the opportunity to change the world of music and technology. Running a successful project is one thing and running a successful company is another. Will ROCKI be a one hit wonder? Or is there more in its


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The ROCKI Road Part 1 – Life After Kickstarter Shall Begin at CES


Hi there, welcome to ‘The ROCKI Road’, a blog about life as a start-up – the excitement, the disappointments and also the blood, sweat and tears. I?m Nick, Nick NM Yap, CEO and Founder of ROCKI. Thank you for coming onboard The ROCKI Road journey with me. Instead of a long intro about the start-up (ROCKI), we?ll plunge into what?s happening now – real-time – true start-up style, no time to waste. And if necessary we can always do a Spielberg-style Prelude Episode #0 later that explains everything before :-). With thousands of things popping up everywhere all the time screaming for attention, there?s always