May 5, 2016

Investors with the Right Stuff

Have you done your research to know which investors have the right stuff for your company? Here’s a fresh example of the importance of doing your research and not thinking all money is equal. Last week, Boeing announced that General Nano (now “Veelo”) was one of 12 honored with a Supplier of the Year award. That’s 12 out of 13,000 suppliers! Congratulations to Joe Sprengard and his team. This is yet another great example of the innovation taking place here in #startupcincy.

May 3, 2016

Start with the E.N.D. in Mind

Have you been 100% clear and honest with yourself and partners about your expectations for your new startup? Do you know exactly what it will take to achieve those expectations? Based on my anecdotal experiences I’ve found that many founders could do a better job defining their expectations in qualitative AND quantitative terms, and then ask a lot of questions to develop a reality-based view of what is required to get there.

April 18, 2016

If Data is the Answer, What is the Question?

How does bigger Big Data correspond to better products or services? Armed with the latest analytics tools, will data scientists now have all the answers? And who are data scientists anyhow?

April 7, 2016

#GiveFirst + Authentic = #StartupCincy

What is the best way to create, build and sustain a startup community? Are there models we could adopt and expand? This is a discussion I’m always interested in furthering.

March 30, 2016

Ready to Rock!

In the last couple years I’ve had the opportunity to re-discover my hometown startup community. Since becoming a founding member of Cintrifuse in 2013, I’ve met with a majority of the 250+ Cintrifuse member startups.