Michael got his professional start after college by leading technology at a small political consulting firm. From there, he moved on to a startup that focused on open web technologies like OpenID and OAuth. Together with Scott Kveton and Jason Glaspey, he worked to create and launch a business in under 30 days. The business – bacn.com – sold bacon over the internet and was sold to a larger online retailer. In spring of 2009, Michael, along with Scott Kveton, Adam Lowry and Steven Osborn launched Urban Airship, which provides services for mobile developers and publishers. Urban Airship powered the first application live in the App Store to send push notifications and currently talks to millions of mobile devices every day.
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Join Michael Richardson, a cofounder of Urban Airship, as he elaborates on the decisions around creating a startup outside of Silicon Valley, how to keep your head above water, and how to find and manage a team during explosive growth.