Startup Business Is Your Startup Standing in a Graveyard?

Is Your Startup Standing in a Graveyard?

I meet with a lot of entrepreneurs that are myopic about their idea. So myopic that they are likely in for a painful outcome, especially if they are in a tough market. “Standing in a Graveyard” is a phrase I heard Adeo Ressi from Founder Institute use recently. The comment was in response to a …

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Startup Business What is Founder Institute Seattle program?

What is Founder Institute Seattle program?

As we open the new semester at the Founder Institute Seattle I’m out meeting with different groups about the program and answering the questions for potential candidates about both the program and where we fit into the Seattle Entrepreneur Ecosystem…As we start our fourth semester in Seattle were very clear on our program goals and …

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Startup Business Rise of the Designer? #SWSEA

Rise of the Designer? #SWSEA

I had the chance to participate in the final pitches last night at Startup Weekend Seattle (#SWSEA). There were 15 teams that pitched after working all weekend to build out their ideas and create products. One to the changes they made at this event from previous events was the deliberate effort to recruit designers into …

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Founder Institute Comments from “A challenge to Seattle VCs: Back 100 seed-stage startups in 24 months”

Comments from “A challenge to Seattle VCs: Back 100 seed-stage startups in 24 months”

This is a post from Geekwire.com First, thanks to Marcelo for being a mentor last night at the Founder Institute Seattle, #SEFI. During the Q&A we had some discussion about the post and ongoing discussion. So giving the credit where it’s due… here’s my summary of the discussion. The VC model doesn’t work (or is …

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