Category: #startuplife

#startuplife Review of 2017 and 2018 Goals

Review of 2017 and 2018 Goals

I’ve never been great about New Year’s Resolutions – but I’m a fan of goals. Goals can be a challenge because we set unrealistic goals at this time of year and miss them early. So while we feel defeated, we end up giving up on the bigger picture, the reason for the goal in the …

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#startuplife Don’t be Disappointed with your Startup Ecosystem. Change it!

Don’t be Disappointed with your Startup Ecosystem. Change it!

I had a great opportunity to speak at Startup Spokane last night. Thanks to Megan Hulsey @StartupSpokane and Brady Ryan @UWCoMotion Spokane’s office for the invitation. One of the things I’ve noticed and it hasn’t changed since I was traveling as SVP of Programs at UP Global (Startup Weekend + Startup America) there is a …

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#startuplife Seattle Startup Week – Pitch Clinic

Seattle Startup Week – Pitch Clinic

Seattle Startup Week is an annual event to help entrepreneurs navigate the Seattle Startup Ecosystem in five days. Finding resources, meeting people, visiting coworking space and meeting investors. Techstars purchased UP Global in 2015 and these programs that I helped launch globally became part of their community programs. These slides are from a Pitch Clinic …

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#startuplife Startup Team Formation: Mentors, Advisors and Early Team Members

Startup Team Formation: Mentors, Advisors and Early Team Members

How much equity should you give early team members and why? This list includes mentors, advisors, board members and potential co-founders in your startup? I’ve personally had challenges on this front and find it an area that benefits from experience (read as mistakes). I know I’ve both over-asked for equity in early days as well as …

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#startuplife My Favorite Tools and Plugins

My Favorite Tools and Plugins

I was having a conversation with a friend yesterday about what tools and tricks we collectively use to get sh*t done in our lives (thanks to @ShaunaSwerland for the inspiration). I lean toward tools for startups/research/task management. If I was a Developer it would include things like GitHub. So I thought I’d post a list and …

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