Ry Walker


Hi. I'm a web tech entrepreneur in Cincinnati, and co-founder of Differential and USERcycle.


  1. Collect stories of astonishment

    When working on a new SaaS product, it's imperitive that you build something astonishing — especially to your early adopter users. This will provide you a solid foundation for traction. Yes, you could pump up your numbers with "growth hacking" — but if you do that in lieu of building something people…

    on startups, retention

  2. What the Cincinnati Tech Scene Needs

    Some fun discussion on Twitter the past few days. My thoughts... Maybe we should combine energy and efforts into making Cintrifuse (the non-profit) successful. I'm not set on this as a solution. I've written thousands of words on this topic today. Deleted most of them. Below are the ones that…

    on startups, cincinnnati

  3. Deploying a Meteor App to Modulus

    When you're ready to unleash an app on the world, you probably don't want to just continue to freeload on Meteor.com. Enter Modulus... Cincinnati is home to Node.js hosting company, Modulus. The team at Modulus went through the effort to make hosting Meteor apps on Modulus painless, by…

    on meteor, modulus

  4. Be Interesting

    I post online what I am thinking — also known as blogging. Blogging pushes me to be interesting. By dedicating myself to blogging just once a month for the past seven years, it has created a real momentum in my career. It’s pretty easy to do, and it’s been…


  5. The Startup Game Show

    If you're an entrepreneur who is feeling a little down, or you're not sure what to work on next, try this mindhack. Think of your favorite deceased great entrepreneur. Mine is Cornelius Vanderbilt, who came from humble beginnings to owning one out of every twenty dollars in circulation in the…