The Ultimate Entrepreneurial Immersion

(TL;DR: The trip to Denver was well worth it… time well spent and many lessons learned.) What an amazing trip to Denver! If you’ve been following my Twitter feed, you probably had a vague idea of what I was up to, but I want to spend this blog post delving further into what I learned … [Read more…]

Two Pitches In and Preparing for More

This is it… the big trip west to Denver Startup Week! I’ve been looking forward to this trip for quite a while – I know I’ve talked about it enough. I make the trip to Denver each year to visit friends and to connect with the startup community, and to enjoy a few beverages not … [Read more…]

The Calendar Is Full

There was a bit of a chill in the air this morning when I was driving my older daughter to Kindergarten – “big kid school.” She started back to school last week. I knew the day would eventually get here when she’d be off to elementary school, and I could breathe a sigh of relief … [Read more…]

A New Name, Planning a Trip, and the End of Summer

Now that we’ve entered August, it’s just starting to dawn on me how few days of summer we have left. In just a couple of weeks, my older daughter starts “big kid school.” Dance class picks up again in a month for both girls, the fifth year for the older kid and the first year … [Read more…]

Elephants Dancing, a New Name, and a Lost Kitten

We’ve hit the midpoint of the summer, and it’s arrived much faster than I thought it would. Only a few weeks left before my older daughter starts kindergarten and resumes dance class, and my younger daughter starts her first dance class. I’ve finished my entrepreneurial conference travels for the season, and I’m finally home enough … [Read more…]

A Week of Two Fests, a Surprise Email, and Looking Ahead

To say the last few days have been incredibly productive would be an understatement, even though I haven’t spent much time in the office at all. EntreFest was the end of the pitch marathon of the last month. Flyover Fashion Fest was a fun, mind-opening experience. In addition, Team Cider Finder received an e-mail that might end … [Read more…]

Three Pitches In, and a Great Deal Learned

I never knew how exhausting giving 3 different versions of a pitch in 4 days would be. What should be cut from the longer version to give a full picture of the company in a shorter version? What do you have to keep in the 90 second elevator pitch? What do you do when you … [Read more…]

The Second Marathon Begins

A couple of months ago when I was putting together a blog post, I had mentioned that there was a lot coming up on the calendar in the spring. Well, spring is here, surreal as it seems. I’m only a couple of days away from starting the Sexy Life Pitch Tour, with stops in Iowa … [Read more…]