Founders Get Lean at Lean Startup Machine

I’m a hacker. So when I was invited to mentor at Lean Startup Machine, let alone two of them in a row, I was a bit taken aback. The Lean Startup concept is a metrics-driven process that allows founders to test their ideas against reality. What could I, a hack-jitsu master, learn from a bunch of business development people touting their membership in this growing Lean… Read More

Twilio on the Road in January – PennApps and Philly Startup Weekend

I made two trips to Philadelphia in January. The first was for PennApps and a I took the Amtrak from NYC a second time for Philly Startup Weekend. I’ll be back again in April for Philly Tech Week and I’m really looking forward to it. PennApps Mobile Hackathon I’ve been to a lot of hackathons, and I was really impressed by the Dining Philosophers of UPenn… Read More

Win a Trip to Miami – Present Your Twilio-Powered Startup at Startup Camp 3 ITEXPO

We’re passionate about helping entrepreneurs.  Programs we support, like Startup Weekend and Twilio Fund, are geared towards helping entrepreneurs learn about building businesses, finding customers, getting access to capital and much more.  In that same vein, our blog is often used to give more visibility to the cool project, products, and companies being built on Twilio. Twilio Wants to Send You to Miami Beach We’re excited… Read More

Guest Post: Albert Wenger on the Union Square Ventures Contest

We’ve partnered with Union Square Ventures, who are investors in Twilio, to give one developer the opportunity to travel to New York City to meet with Fred Wilson, Albert Wenger, and Brad Burnham.  The three partners of Union Square Ventures will help us decide who should win this contest, and submissions are due by 11:59pm Pacific Time on Monday, September 27th.  Learn more and submit your… Read More

Last Chance! Submit to Present Your Twilio-Powered Startup Oct. 4th

Building a startup using Twilio? We’d love to see you present your company at Startup Camp in Los Angeles this October, and you’ve only got a few days left to submit your application. Other Twilio Customer Perks To sweeten the deal, if your company is selected to present we’ll help cover the cost of your travel.  And who doesn’t want to come to sunny Los Angeles… Read More

New Geek: John Britton is the Latest Addition to Twilio

<Say>Hello, Twilio</Say> My name is John Britton. I joined Twilio just over a week ago, and let me tell you, it’s been an amazing experience so far. I’m coming on board as a Developer Evangelist, and I’ll be working alongside John Sheehan to make the lives of all Twilio developers as easy as possible. I’m here to help you get your new Twilio apps off the… Read More

Introducing Our Ridiculously Simple Twilio SMS API

Update: This week’s developer contest category is SMS.  Build a Twilio app using SMS and submit by midnight on Sunday, Feb 14th for your chance to win a Netbook. More details on the contest page…  Today we’re excited to announce the launch of our newest product: Twilio SMS. Existing customers already know you can use Twilio to make and receive phone calls, and now you can… Read More

Startup Weekend Contest Winner: InstantLoop

Through November and December of 2009, we challenged developers in 10 cities worldwide to include Twilio’s API in their projects for the chance to win Netbooks for their entire team.  We’re excited to announce Voicify, which was recently rebranded as Instant Loop for their beta launch this week, as the winner of our the Twilio Startup Weekend Challenge. Congratulations to the Instant Loop team members: Michael… Read More

Precision Polling – A Business Built on Twilio

This is a guest post is written by Gaurav Oberoi, CEO of Precision Polling.  PrecisionPolling provides a self-service tool for creating telephone surveys in minutes.  They use Twilio to power the cloud communications for their product, and this is their story. Twilio is great. You already knew that; it’s got easy-to-use building blocks; it scales; and it’s reliable. But we took our love of Twilio to… Read More