Can an app name your startup?

The other day, I was browsing through Product Hunt and stumbled upon Namewhale, an app that comes up with names for your startup. I was immediately intrigued. In some of my projects, one of the hardest parts has been coming up with a good name. I am more than willing to outsource this task to an app and try it out!

Startup names are harder than you would think. The name has to be unique, memorable, appeal to customers or investors and also needs to have a domain name easily available! In some cases naming your startup after arbitrary fruits or by stringing together two small words might be good enough. But maybe that just doesn’t cut it or you feel you need to exercise your creative muscle. You then spend a lot of time on this and realize you have better things to do with your time. This is where the app comes in. So, how does it fare?
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5 lessons from Startup Weekend on Social Impact

I participated in the DC Startup Weekend on Social Impact at ImpactHub organized by UP in Washington DC from June 12-14. It was my second Startup Weekend and here are the 5 lessons that I learnt from the whole experience.

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