It has been a while since I blogged about my project #startup10, and there has been a reason for that… In the past months I have been talking quite a lot with a former colleague of mine, who co-founded a start-up, but on a whole different scale/level as my 2 utterly simple experiments.
After having to keep my mouth shut for over a month - which was, as for those of you who know me, quite hard -, I am finally allowed to tell the world I am joining the start-up www.paycento.com .
Paycento ? WHUT ? What’s that ?
As it has been covered by international press, I will not try to write up my own version of the story, so I will refer you to some of the online press coverage:
- New York Times - “Web Surfers to Pay Online Using Facebook, Twitter”
- Wall Street Journal - “Belgian Company Trials Facebook, Twitter-Based Payment System”
- Le Soir - “Exclusif : une startup belge lance le paiement par Facebook”
- Tweakers.Net - “Belgische startup laat gebruikers betalen via Twitter of Facebook“
- And so much more…
What is your role there ?
Simply put: all things software that are not front-end. Things will shape up as we progress, but as Paycento believes in the value of sharing knowledge, you can expect at least some blog posts about our experiences and findings.
I am aware that this assignment will be a huge challenge, but I am looking forward to it.
What does that imply for your project #Startup10 ?
Since about a month ago project #startup10 has been put on temporary hold. I will still deliver the promised blog posts, but new startups will have to wait until a later/undetermined date. We are looking forward to sharing the Paycento experience with you !