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 Read more about Startup Weekend: Challenges, Learnings, and Recommendations[…]

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 Read more about Sir Richard Branson and Seattle Entrepreneurs Hone in on the Adventures of Entrepreneurship at Virgin Atlantic’s Seattle Event[…]

5 Ways to Become a More Technically Proficient Product Manager

In a former post, I addressed 7 Skills More Important Than a Technical Degree, and promised to address the skills necessary  to gain a more technical Product Management role. I too have applied to more Senior Product Management roles only to hear that I lacked  “technical experience.”  When I received this response, I felt frustrated; I’ve already been a successful Product Read more about 5 Ways to Become a More Technically Proficient Product Manager[…]