July 2016 The historical approach for entrepreneurs has been to first generate an idea, then do some market research, then write a business plan, then attempt to raise some money, then build a product or service and then try to sell what was built. Their business plan will often be structured like this: Cover sheet… Continue reading The Modern Business Plan
June 2016 I had the opportunity to participate on a Congressional Briefing Panel regarding the challenges of funding for women and minority tech startups. Entitled “New Models For Tech Start-Up Funding & Economic Impact”, the Briefing brought together a group of stake-holders to examine and analyze current disparities within tech start-up funding, contributing psycho-social/cultural factors, forecast,… Continue reading Revelations From A Congressional Briefing Panel
May 2016 I have the opportunity research and reflect on an important topic for a Congressional Briefing Panel focused on new models for tech start-up funding. At task is a discussion on the significant challenges related to female and minority entrepreneurship. To start, here are some recent sobering statistics from CB Insights: Earning the lowest share of investments for… Continue reading New Models For Tech Start-Up Funding
April 2016 My Startup Grind interview.
Feb 2016 Very proud to share this press release on the inaugural College Pitch Philly competition. Some additional press here. College Pitch Philly Student Business Pitch Competition Philadelphia, PA — February 24, 2016 — Over 30 teams gathered at the University City Science Center’s Quorum yesterday evening representing 11 colleges and universities across the Greater Philadelphia region… Continue reading College Pitch Philly Student Business Pitch Competition
January 2016 The title of my next book (ok, well the first book is very unfinished and will probably remain that way for a while) is tentatively titled “What I Learned About Entrepreneurship by Playing Ms. Pacman.” Why this title? Well, I love entrepreneurship and I love playing Ms. Pacman. I even have one in my… Continue reading What I Learned About Entrepreneurship by Playing Ms. Pacman
November 2015 I’ve listened to hundreds of idea pitches. It’s always a lot of fun and it’s great to hear new ideas. I’ve witnessed some of these ideas progress into full-blown startups and some even into very successful businesses. But I’ve also seen many bad pitches. Pitches that not only have poor quality of the verbal presentation… Continue reading Three Keys to Winning Pitch Competitions