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Next Steps

It has been a while since I’ve posted a personal blog, but I’m now building up a few different initiatives and it felt like time to share my plan. So this is a mostly self-serving post. In no particular order, — I’ve restarted my video blog, 10MinuteStrategy.com — My buddy Chad Pavel of Pinewood Consulting Read more about Next Steps[…]

The Power of Story

This past July we wrapped up the application phase of the 8th Sikorsky Entrepreneurial Challenge.  I’m now in the process of coaching and advising the finalists on how to put their best foot forward when they meet the senior engineering and strategy executives from Sikorsky and Lockheed Martin (Sikorsky’s parent company).  But we would not have Read more about The Power of Story[…]

Alison and Ron Malloy (Design2Launch) at Stamford Innovation Center Startup Success Series

Tomorrow Night we are hosting one of the most successful CT Female Entrepreneurs in the history of the state, Alison Malloy (who started Design2Launch along with her brother Ron).  Alison is charming, funny, friendly and very giving.  I just saw her speak and she was awesome. Tomorrow night, Thursday, October 2, Please join us for Read more about Alison and Ron Malloy (Design2Launch) at Stamford Innovation Center Startup Success Series[…]

Quality of (Startup) Life — CT Has It.

I’ve been biking more and more lately.  Some startup people call biking the “new golf” because so many startup people end up on bikes several times a week. Lately I’ve been riding from Westport to Bridgeport and back.  Here’s my route from last Saturday, from my favorite app, MapMyRun Create Maps or search from 80 Read more about Quality of (Startup) Life — CT Has It.[…]

Great Coverage on SIC in NEWhiteboard!

The Stamford Innovation Center recently had a great writeup in NEWhiteboard, a blog that covers the startup scene in CT.  Here’s the opening paragraphs and a link to the whole article.  We are very pleased with the coverage: Recently the Whiteboard spent a day at the Stamford Innovation Center, where we met with Peter Propp, the SIC’s Read more about Great Coverage on SIC in NEWhiteboard![…]

Quick Note on Startup Podcasts, Incubators and Co-Working

I’ve shared with you guys my podcast obsession.  The content coming from This Week In (Jason Calconis’ media empire) is outstanding.  More on Jason here.

Jason has a few startups and is an Angel Investor out of LA.  He hosts This Week in Startups.  His interview with early Twitter investor Chris Sacca is a must watch/listen.  I usually download his content in the iPhone podcasts app, but here’s a link to the youtube interview with Sacca — amazing guy.

At the Stamford innovation Center, we recently heard a short talk by David Taten from FFVenture Partners.  David delivered an amazing talk about the value of Angel investing and how ff do their work.  On a long drive the next day, I was listening to This Week in Venture Capital, and David Taten’s partner John Frankel was the interviewee.  He’s just as smart as David.  I highly recommend watching this video or downloading the podcast via the podcast app.  I was delighted to hear Mark Suster and John Frankel vigorously agreeing on the value of the incubator  and co-working movement.  When we teach smart business people how to build startups, I truly believe we can be creating incremental jobs — and isn’t that just what our economy needs?

As David Taten very clearly pointed out — the job of large corporations is not to hire, but to get more efficient and reduce headcount.  But startups by their nature have to hire in order to gain velocity.  So here’s to more incubators, more co-working and of course more startups.

Stamford Startup eBrevia Hits the Big Stage at DEMO, 2012

Our friend Ned Gannon is the CEO and co-founder of legal text analytics platform eBrevia.  He spends a few days a week as one of the beta testers of the work-spaces at the Stamford Innovation Center.  If you want to learn more about how Ned and his team were chosen as one of only 4 Read more about Stamford Startup eBrevia Hits the Big Stage at DEMO, 2012[…]

Me, Back on Terrestrial Radio — One Day Only (Thanks, Larry)

If you’d like to hear the sort of music I played when I was a college DJ at Kenyon in the 80’s, click here around 11am EST today, Saturday, March 24.   Now here’s the backstory.  For the past 18 months or so, I’ve been part of a remarkable experiment on Facebook.  Larry Friedberg, an Read more about Me, Back on Terrestrial Radio — One Day Only (Thanks, Larry)[…]

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