Winklevoss, v. [trans.]

1) [tech startup-specific] Coerce (someone) with technical expertise in computer science to build the startup idea of a non-technical founder, usually with a minimal ownership stake in the final product. : Tony has a really good idea for a web application, but will have to winklevoss a technical cofounder.

2) [general] Manipulate those with expertise to do the work of non-experts, usually with minimal ownership stake in the final product. : Jason was totally winklevossed into editing his friend’s political science midterm paper.

ORIGIN Derived from Winklevoss, surname of twin brothers Tyler and Cameron, who brought on Mark Zuckerberg to build The Harvard Connection, the alleged progenitor of Facebook.

Author: Jason D. Rowley

As I mentioned elsewhere, I wear a lot of hats. Currently, I'm interested in VC data, early stage startups, and journalism. Previously I've been a blogger, designer, researcher, startup founder, (temporary) college dropout, connector, occasional branding designer and amateur chef.

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