If you’re an entrepreneur, one of the most exciting ways to validate your idea is to participate in a startup challenge. These intense competitions pit fledgling startups against each other where they are forced to articulate their business ideas before the public as well as a scrutinizing panel of judges. Since the business world is always on the lookout for the next potentially game changing new startup, these competitions are one of the best ways to drive innovation and help entrepreneurs find out if they have what it takes to tackle the challenges of realizing their business dreams.
The WordPress community is about to get its very own startup challenge, created by Matt Medeiros. For the past year, Matt has hosted a successful WordPress business podcast for entrepreneurs, startups, and freelancers. On the “Matt Report“, Matt regularly interviews folks who have made a living using WordPress. On Monday, Matt will be launching a new segment called “The WordPress Startup Challenge“. The challenge will feature early stage startups who will be thrown to the shark tank, a panel of judges comprised of proven WordPress entrepreneurs. (more…)