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[…]

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[…]