The UpLaunch Blog đź“’

Thoughts, ruminations, rants, and release notes

A Little Bit On Culture

Hand-crafted on Monday, Sep 11, 2017 by Matt Verlaque

Culture. Everyone talks about it. Everyone wants it to be “strong” or “cool”…but what does it really mean? And more importantly, how do you get it? I may not have it all figured out, but I’ve got a few thoughts on the topic.

Before I started UpLaunch, I was a Lieutenant in the fire department. Not only did I truly love my career as a firefighter, but it taught me an incredible...

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Software Deployment Pipeline w/ Heroku

Hand-crafted on Saturday, Jul 22, 2017 by Matt Verlaque

In the software engineering world, there’s a TON of super smart people who share their knowledge readily and without compensation, and it’s helped us immensely while bringing the UpLaunch Platform to life. The way I see it is now that we’ve figured a few things out, it’s up to us to help pay it forward.

If you’re not a nerd, read on at your own risk ;)

Our Growing Needs

Our software has been rapidly evolving — started...

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Failure. Is it an Option?

Hand-crafted on Wednesday, Jul 12, 2017 by Jake Johnson

I had a short but phenomenal conversation in the gym last week, and it triggered some insight, a little self-evaluation, and a lot of reflection.

In my life, I’ve failed many times, but in each failure, I’ve fought to find successes. Why? Our company Run Your Gym has failed many times, (like epic failures, you need to read the story) but in each failure, we fought to find success. Why?

Because failure...

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The No-BS Story Of How Our Startup Started Up (And The 5 Rules)

Hand-crafted on Friday, Jun 30, 2017 by Matt Verlaque

Everyone wants to be the one-stop-shop of everything. The Airbnb of their industry. Whatever. At this point, that kind of talk is just that — talk. 99% of successful companies are built on a solid foundation of caffeine, bad decisions, costly mistakes, and an irrational unwillingness to quit. This is a story about how UpLaunch came to be, and all the crappy ideas and dumb-luck successes that led us to actually becoming...

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The Sum Of The Parts

Hand-crafted on Sunday, May 28, 2017 by Matt Verlaque

I should start by saying that the UpLaunch team is coming off of an incredible week. There will be an official announcement coming soon, but we just had our first partner join the team, and the results are going to be insanely cool.

I guess I should briefly explain the business model.

How It Works

UpLaunch was started to support a specific mission — we exist to break down the barriers that stand in between business owners and...

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