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Michigan raised and roots, Texan sensibilities and community, Silicon Valley DNA
3 incredible kids who embody the reason for the passion behind everything I do
Got an email from The Beatles' George Martin, appreciating a website I built in college about music history
Fighting cancer every day. Beat down the real cause of it in my case, almost 15 years ago; will continue to fight it till I no longer can
Trending in #startups on LinkedIn today
.7% of #startups receive funding; the perfect pitch isn't why investors cut that check, but with so many pitches, and so many terribly crafted, there might be a better way.
Seeing dozens a decks every day, there is certainly something to the idea that so few finding #funding has something to do with how we're communicating.
* Team — establish credibility, capability, and commitment
* Market Opportunity — problem and solution blended with WHY
* Product Solution — what it is today and what it will be
* Competition — using a pro/con assessment that highlights where you’re not just better than your competition but where they might be better than you. Explain why.
* Staged and Niche Market Size (and cost/barrier to entry) — how big is the piece of a market that’s applicable and attainable.
* Roadmap — traction, go to market plans, and inflection points (pivots, investments, etc.) in one
* Engagement Opportunity — why an investor would invest
Our incubator is open for applications from founders in media innovation.
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