Entrepreneur in Residence (EiR) programs and benefits

What is an Entrepreneur in Residence? Learn about entrepreneur in residence programs and benefits from a former entrepreneur in residence.             To be successful, change through innovative thinking and decision making is inevitable. One way to stay innovative is through an Entrepreneur in Residence program. An Entrepreneur in Residence (EiR)[…]

Startup Weekend: Challenges, Learnings, and Recommendations

Over a 54 hour time period, over 100 attendees came together to start something new at Techstars Seattle International Startup Weekend. Attendees shared initial problems they’d like to solve, formed teams, received coaching support, and pitched final business plans. As the event ended, I spoke with a few teams about their Startup Weekend experience; their challenges, their learnings, and their recommendations for[…]

Sir Richard Branson

Sir Richard Branson and Seattle Entrepreneurs Hone in on the Adventures of Entrepreneurship at Virgin Atlantic’s Seattle Event

Seattle, WA – Champagne was popping and the room was filled with laughter and Seattle entrepreneurs. I took my seat at Virgin Atlantic’s Business is an Adventure event at the Axis Pioneer square excitedly anticipating what Sir Richard Branson and his guest panel had to say about the start-up culture in Seattle. Moderator Mimi Jung of[…]

Randi Zuckerberg and I

Everyone Wants to Hire a Techpreneur

ROCHESTER, NY (October, 16, 2015) — The ambitious, sassy and entrepreneurial Randi Zuckerberg discussed the opportunities and trends in technology during the Gasser Lecture Series, hosted by the Saunder’s College of Business at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). Today, the opportunity to succeed relies heavily on involvement with technology. Radi discussed three things you can do achieve[…]

Dance With Confidence

An Entrepreneur’s Dilemma: Dance with Confidence or Face Reality

Many argue that entrepreneurs succeed because of their confidence. “Fake it until you make it,” will get you you there, they say.  At what point should an entrepreneur look in a mirror and face the facts—that their business is failing? On Tuesday, June 23 in the Penthouse at One East Avenue in downtown Rochester, an[…]