Monthly Archives: February 2014

Is This Startup Ready For Investment?

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Since 2005 startup accelerators have provided cohorts of startups with mentoring, pitch practice and product focus. However, accelerator Demo Days are a combination of graduation ceremony and pitch contest, with the uncomfortable feel of a swimsuit competition. Other than “I’ll … Continue reading

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How to Be Smarter than Your Investors – Continuous Customer Discovery

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Teams that build continuous customer discovery into their DNA will become smarter than their investors, and build more successful companies…read full post. Download MP3

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What I Learned by Flipping the MOOC

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Two of the hot topics in education in the last few years have been Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC’s) and the flipped classroom. I’ve been experimenting with both of them…read full post. Download MP3

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Sometimes It Pays to be a Jerk

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The concepts in my Lean LaunchPad curriculum can be taught in a variety of classes–as an introduction to entrepreneurship all the way to a graduate level “capstone class.” I recently learned being tough when you select teams for a capstone class pays off … Continue reading

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