Something New — The CT Ukulele Festival — Sept. 29, 2018

I’ve been playing guitar since I was 5, and originally played Ukulele in Middle School.  I wish I knew where my first ukuleles ended up. Last year I started playing ukulele again, this time with Steve Forlano at the Westport YMCA.  We’ve got a great core group, The CUkes that plays out for occasional gigs,[…]

Investing your time in new topics

I’ve run and attended hundreds of business and tech events. It’s been a pretty intense run of learning, sharing, connecting. The learning part is the most fun for me, especially when it comes to topics where I have had limited previous exposure. As a technology marketer and strategist, I often have to quickly become conversant[…]

Why Meetups Matter

It’s been my pleasure to create a number of interesting events in the CT/NY region, starting with the FairCo TEEM meetup and most recently at Stamford Innovation Center. SIC was home to great encounters, many of which turned into businesses. At a minimum, we built a community of active business leaders who recognized the power[…]

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[…]

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. So psyched to see Amy & Tom Barnouw’s Planet Fuel on the shelves with the the big beverage[…]

What’s the Secret to Marketing Success? Timing!…and Relevance

The data supports the smart marketers approach. About 8 years ago I was running worldwide demand generation marketing for IBM Software Group’s WebSphere Application Server and a number of related products.  Our job was to focus on the most important business problems our products solved and develop messages and campaigns that would drive a potential[…]

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