One Hand Clapping – Entrepreneurship In Ann Arbor, Michigan

Steve Blank

I spent a few days in March in Ann Arbor Michigan as a guest of Professor Thomas Zurbuchen , Associate Dean for Entrepreneurial Programs, and Doug Neal , Director of Center for Entrepreneurship in the Engineering School at the University of Michigan.

Listen Up Newbies: Best Advice for First-time Entrepreneurs

Up and Running

” “Do you trust – really trust – your prospective business partners and cofounders?” Business Management Starting a Business Business Insider Jim Price University of MichiganYou find yourself standing on the brink of your first try starting your own business.

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Everything I Need to Know About Entrepreneurship I Learned at the.


It was at the request of Thomas Zurbuchen and Doug Neal who lead the University of Michigan College of Engineering Center for Entrepreneurship. Share and Enjoy: This entry was posted in Entrepreneurship , Startups and tagged entrepreneurship , solar car , startups , University of Michigan.

Support Your Fellow Entrepreneurs, Vote in SXSW 2020 Panel Pickers!

Austin Startup

DATA QUALITY IN DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION SXSW Conference | Track: Tech Industry & Enterprise Speakers: Gustavo Sanchez, Co-Founder of Pandata Tech The Pitch: 80% of digital projects are being hampered by data quality?—?deployed SXSW 2019, “ GovCity Showcase ”.

Jason Returns to the 313 for Startup Grind Detroit on April 5th

Feld Thoughts

In case you don’t know about Jason, prior to co-founding Foundry Group, Jason was a co-founder of SRS Acquiom and a Managing Director and General Counsel for Mobius Venture Capital. from the University of Michigan. Most importantly, he is my co-author on our book Venture Deals and he puts up with me on a daily basis. The Detroit chapter has recently been reignited by Ben Seidman and Dwain Watkins, the co-organizers, who breathed new life into the program.

Women 2.0 Partners Google, Extends Founder Friday Events


Both companies will jointly be investing in activities that foster innovation and supporting startups, beginning with Women 2.0 ‘s signature networking event Founder Friday. has held over 200 Founder Friday events in 30 global cities. women founders

Why the Future of Tesla May Depend on Knowing What Happened to Billy Durant

Steve Blank

If you’re following Tesla, you might be interested to know that Sloan wasn’t the founder of GM. Where are the charitable foundations, business schools, and hospitals named after the founder of GM? The founder of what became General Motors was William (Billy) Durant. But in 1904, after his first time seeing a car in Flint, Michigan, he was one of the first to see that the future was going to be in a radically new form of transportation powered by internal combustion engines.

Entrepreneurs are Everywhere Show No. 23: Nina Tandon and Brandon McNaughton

Steve Blank

The show follows the journeys of founders who share what it takes to build a startup – from restaurants to rocket scientists, to online gifts to online groceries and more. Brandon McNaughton , co-founder and CEO of Akadeum Life Sciences cell sorting technology company.

Philadelphia University Commencement Speech – May 15th 2011

Steve Blank

I ended up at Michigan State because I got a scholarship…Once I got there, I was lost…unfocused…and had no idea of who I was and why I was in school. I dropped out of Michigan State University after the first semester.

Those Beautiful Nest Eggs

Lightspeed Venture Partners

I first met Tony Fadell, co-founder and CEO of Nest, in the summer of 1991. In a company full of talent (the founders of eBay, WebTV, Android all came from GM), Tony stood out even at a very young age. Congratulations to Tony Fadell, Matt Rogers and the world class team at Nest!

3 Winning Startups And Keys to Success

Up and Running

Allen Kim, co-founder of Bebarang, a student at the University of Michigan, won the College Entrepreneur of the Year. What do award-winning entrepreneurs have in common? The three here won Entrepreneur of the Year awards for 2010.

Swedish Immigrant Helps Reinvent the Mouthguard Industry


But as I tried to find my own path in this, it became clear that there are MANY resources for small startups in Ann Arbor, and today throughout Michigan. We also have a scientific team, consisting of three chemical engineers in addition to Jan, who is the founder and the inventor.

A Venture Capital History Perspective From Jack Tankersley

Feld Thoughts

Jack Tankersley, a long time mentor of mine, co-founder of Centennial Funds, and co-founder of Meritage Funds, wrote me a very long response. Michigan Cottage Cheese: Yoplait Yogurt. In January, Jerry Neumann wrote a long and detailed analysis of his view of the VC industry in the 1980’s titled Heat Death: Venture Capital in the 1980’s. While I don’t know Jerry very well, I like him and thought his post was extremely detailed and thoughtful.

Six Rebellious Beliefs That Can Change The Workplace


Known for its joy-making philosophy, Menlo Innovations in Ann Arbor, Michigan, has made Inc. He is the co-founder and CEO of Switch & Shift, an advocacy and consultancy focused on the human side of business, and host of the popular Work That Matters podcast.

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From Dyslexia to CEO: How my learning disabilities taught me to be a successful entrepreneur

The Next Web

Brett Kopf is the CEO and co-founder of Remind 101 , a communications solution for teachers, students, and parents. Because I had no idea how this texting/reminder thing would work, I stood on the sidewalks of Michigan State University (MSU) asking complete strangers for their syllabi.

How to Cultivate a Female-Friendly Cannabis Brand

crowdSPRING Blog

With recreational cannabis use legal in nine states (and soon a 10th, Michigan), the District of Columbia, and in Canada, the cannabis industry is steadily growing.

3 Winning Startups And Keys to Success

Up and Running

Allen Kim, co-founder of Bebarang, a student at the University of Michigan, won the College Entrepreneur of the Year. Tweet What do award-winning entrepreneurs have in common? The three here won the Entrepreneur of the Year awards for 2010.

6 Tips for Coming Up With Your Million-Dollar Business Idea

Up and Running

“I realized in the early 1990s that there was no appropriate yoga for fitness professionals,” says YogaFit® founder, Beth Shaw. says HourlyNerd co-founder and co-CEO, Rob Biederman. “So When I was a kid, I knew exactly what I wanted to be when I grew up.

Playing with Glass – Changing (and Saving) Lives (Part 2)

Up and Running

Google was a private company and their CEO and co-founder was visiting his and my alma mater in Ann Arbor, the University of Michigan, where I had just graduated a few months prior and was bumming around getting my own startup off the ground.

Innovation, Change and the Rest of Your Life

Steve Blank

I lived through the time when working in my first job in Ann Arbor Michigan we had to get out a map to find out that San Jose was not only in Puerto Rico but there was a city with that same name in California. In the 20 th century startups I was part of, the time to build a first product release was measured in years as we turned out the founder’s vision of what customers wanted. The founders were simply wrong about their assumptions about customer needs. The founders.

Rural Broadband Necessary for Rural Innovation

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Writing you today from Three Oaks, Michigan, aka “Michiana” Steve Case’s article this morning in the Washington Post – Why innovation and start-ups are thriving in ‘flyover’ country – is spot on. Case , you may recall, was co-founder of AOL.

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KILN Continues to Innovate Innovation Services

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

“The KILN System has been used by large companies with established early-stage innovation processes since KILN launched at the Front-End-of-Innovation EMEA conference in Berlin in early 2011,” said Gregg Fraley, co-founder and Chief Solver of Kiln Ideas Ltd.

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Episode 3b: Smart Bear Live!

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

How cofounders can collaborate without going crazy. I would work full-time making software all day, and at night I would go home and give ski instructions here in Michigan. Jason: It’s Adelaide and Amy, two women who have a co-working space in New York specifically for women entrepreneurs. What does it mean to have a co-founder or not? Jason: First of all, the happiest, most fulfilled founders I’ve ever met have life style businesses.

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Getting Better at Getting Email

Duct Tape Marketing

MaryAnn Bekkedahl is Co-Founder & President of theSwizzle and an expert in email organization. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan. Thursday is guest post day here at Duct Tape Marketing and today’s guest is MaryAnn Bekkedahl. – Enjoy!

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Why Capital Factory?

Austin Startup

Signs of the frenzy include an increase in Startup Buses from one to six this year, a busload of MBA students from Michigan who are out to networks with startups, and recent tech investor Ashton Kutcher making an appearance at the Foursquare party. I posed this question to FamigoGames co-founder Q Beck. In the selection process, I get the chance to meet with founders with varying motivations.

52 Entrepreneurs Explain Why They Started Their Business


Bruno’s Barkin’ Biscuits, LLC is a small, home-based company in Michigan specializing in all-natural, preservative free, and healthy dog treats. I am the founder/coach of Never Settle Coaching, LLC a coaching business. So I cut the corporate cord and co-founded Finespun Clothing.

Social Networking and Business Value


Sam earned a BA in Communications Arts and Sciences from Michigan State University. and before that, Co-founder and Senior Vice-President at Clearview Networks, Inc. Just a quick note that I'll be moderating a Technology Council Event : Social Networking as a Business Strategy May 19, 2009 - Culver City Social networking media are used on a daily basis to grow businesses and expand career opportunities.

Avoiding Consensus Overload: Seven Tips To Help Leaders Make Thoughtful, Yet Rapid Key Decisions


After OfficeMax’s first year, we’d actually grown nicely and were operating stores in Ohio, New York, and Michigan. Michael Feuer cofounded OfficeMax in 1988 starting with one store and $20,000 of his own money, a partner, and a small group of investors.

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Why the Browser Matters

Ben's Blog

After Mosaic, even Marc and his co-founder Jim Clark originally planned a business for video distribution to run on top of the proprietary Information Super Highway , not the Internet. Rockmelt’s CTO Tim Howes began his Internet career by inventing the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) with his colleagues at the University of Michigan. Lost some real n%^$as I knew from a long time ago. But Heaven or Hell, I’m hoping that they be where I’m a go.

The Venture Capital Secret: 3 Out of 4 Start-Ups Fail

Consider Daniel Dreymann, a founder of Goodmail Systems Inc., Mr. Dreymann moved his family from Israel in 2004 after co-founding Goodmail in Mountain View, Calif., And companies that didnt survive might have closed their doors for reasons other than failure, for example, getting acquired or the founders moving on to new projects. Michigan. Michigan. Breaking Up (With a Co-Founder) Is Hard to Do. For Twitter Founder, Its Hip to Be Square Inc.

Monday night: HBS Angels of NY Investor Meeting and Company Presentations

David Teten

Chairman Alan Todd was formerly Founder and CEO of KnowledgePlanet, the largest cloud-based learning management system, which was acquired by a private equity consortium; and Founder and CEO of KnowledgeSoft, the largest IT training company in the mid-Atlantic region, which was acquired by Technicsource. Co-Founders Jeff Fernandez, Surag Mungekar, and Nick Narodny are CEO, CTO, and Chief Content Officer, respectively. Founder H.

In Silicon Valley, Founders Fight for Control

Andreessen Horowitz is telling entrepreneurs it prefers situations where the founders have controlling stakes, reckoning that theyll be better able to resist outside distraction and focus on making great products. Founders cant demand such concessions unless their companies are doing well.