The Mad Dash to the End of the Year

It always seems like this time of year is the most hectic, and it always seems like I’m behind on something. This year is no exception. I wanted to get Christmas cards out this year, but it just didn’t happen. Perhaps I’ll actually get to this next year. I was at least able to finish … [Read more…]

Startup Weekend: Fashion Edition and a Great Thanksgiving

If you’ve been following this blog for any length of time, you’ve probably figured out that I absolutely love the Startup Weekend concept. I love attending Startup Weekends and I really enjoy spending an entire weekend building something from idea into an actual, possibly viable business. Add in working with a brand new team of … [Read more…]

Launching Startups, Sexy Expansion, and a Yard Full of Cats

It’s hard to believe how quickly the last three months have flown by in the Iowa Startup Accelerator. November 3 was ISA Launch Day, and this year’s cohort did a tremendous job presenting and summarizing what they’ve been working on over the course of 94 days. I popped in to work on QuickScore the day before … [Read more…]

Summer Coming to a Close

The weather finally decided to cooperate last weekend where I could get outside and take a machete to the lawn. It had been three weeks since I’d been able to mow our half-acre, and had I had a hay baler, I probably could have made some extra money selling the output to local farmers. The … [Read more…]

The Busiest Three Weeks So Far

To call the last three or four weeks a whirlwind would be an understatement. After playing the role of stay-at-home dad for the past four years, I had forgotten what it was like to work full time in an office environment, rather than working in my home office when the girls are napping, after dinner … [Read more…]

How I Wound Up in the Iowa Startup Accelerator

To say the last 10 days have been eventful would be an understatement. For those reading this that don’t already know, I am participating in the 2016 cohort of the Iowa Startup Accelerator. I hadn’t said anything about it in the last couple of posts not because I was applying for any startup I’m building, … [Read more…]