I recently spoke to a group of Texas A&M entrepreneurial students at Startup Aggieland about the topic of customer discovery. My challenge to them was to become scientists, not entrepreneurs. The essence of early stage ventures is to learn and discover what works, and that requires a scientific approach. Once you know what works, then the entrepreneurial side of you can come out.
If you don’t think Lean is awesome…I challenge you to re-evaluate the fundamental principles of a movement that’s been very successful for a lot of people, has actually saved millions of dollars and created much better companies along the way.
Many high-net-worth individuals are missing out one of the most personally satisfying (and financially rewarding) investment vehicles available.
If you don't know what an angel investor is looking for, you decrease the odds that you will be able to connect with them and get funding. Not all investors are the same, so check out a little bit of psychology behind why high net worth individuals choose to invest in pre-seed companies.
When you’re pitching your startup idea, angel investors and venture capitalists don’t want to hear a sales presentation. A pitch is a different type of presentation than you probably have ever done before. If you are presenting wrong, you decrease the odds of getting funded. So how do you know the best way to pitch?
We will explain why we think getting funded has become a crutch for startup entrepreneurs, the lifestyle it can create, and how funding can actually detract from building a company that delivers value.
Applications for Seed Sumo 2016 are open! Please check out and share this video to help spread the word to promising startups! Feel free to drop us a line if you encourage a team to apply that you'd give a high recommendation.
Get a look at the areas in which we feel accelerators need improvement and some of the issues with the startup accelerator model, which is still in its infancy (10 to 15 years).
Product Market Fit can be an elusive term and missing it can cause a user to stop using a great product.
Books are an easy way to be mentored by some of the best minds in the world…living or not. Here’s a list of the top books that have changed my life, saved me time, and helped my businesses grow faster than I would have been able to accomplish on my own.
We walked around CES for about a day and a half and tried to find the 12 best gadgets. These are the results with pictures and links to learn more about them.