Huge group at Pitch Practice today, despite the lack of Startup Chowdown! Maybe the food trucks brought everyone over…
We pitched. We learned. We networked. That’s my favorite thing about Pitch Practice: you really never know who you’re going to meet or what kind of new business they’ll pitch. We … Keep reading >>>
The first startup with my name on the originating papers began in May of 1999. I started what eventually became CWNP (BTW, the capstone cert CWNE just got some big props on ZDNet) because I had come to understand something about myself: I
did not like detested… Keep reading >>>
Small but HOT Pitch Practice today. We pitched. We learned. We networked.
Caregiver Communications, Inc. – Mark Shekerow pitched this new care giver marketplace. Think Angie’s List with reviews and ratings for care givers and other services surrounding caregivers.
Calypso Wings – Folks, this is how you bring a pitch! … Keep reading >>>
My daughter tried out for, and made, her school’s middle school soccer team. She has only played 3 seasons of soccer, and those were in a fairly non-competitive church league, so she was very surprised to have made the team. She didn’t think she could make it, but she really … Keep reading >>>
Great session of Pitch Practice after great BBQ from Jim ‘n’ Nicks at #StartupChowdown. We have four startups pitch and one individual pitched herself as she seeks to make a career change. Below is who pitched and what we learned.
- FanHand – a small white board strapped to your
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Riddle me this Batman: as an entrepreneur, toiling to get your tech startup off the ground to stardom, which would you prefer:
- Constant cheer-leading, encouragement, praise, etc. for whatever you’re doing
- The cold hard truth, good or bad, about what you’re doing and how you’re doing it
To wit, I … Keep reading >>>
There are a multitude of quotable quotations out there about planning. Two of my favorites are:
“If you aim at nothing, you’ll hit it every time.” – Zig Ziglar
“He who fails to plan is planning to fail” – Winston Churchill
Honestly? I detest planning. In my first job out … Keep reading >>>
One of the emotional motivations for starting your own business is the thought process of “I can fix this problem” or “I can do this better.” You absolutely can, even when the odds are completely against you. However, don’t get deluded into thinking you can do it all by yourself. … Keep reading >>>