False Alarms and Startup Weekend

The time is getting closer and closer. The wife and I have already trekked over to the hospital twice due to early labor. The new baby isn’t due until January 30, but between the morning sickness and the anemia, my wife would be very glad to just have the baby any time now. I’m going … [Read more…]

Does the Sexy Life Include a Barbecue Joint?

I think I may have found the point where I can’t get any busier. I thought that my calendar was going to clear out as my wife and I await the arrival of our second child. Not so. Sexy Life, my team from Startup Weekend Iowa City back in November, has fired up operations again … [Read more…]

2015: The Year of Networking

Happy New Year! I hope you all have had an enjoyable holiday season. Here in the Oasis, the family and I have been enjoying some time together. My wife cooked up over ten pounds of fudge and several dozen cookies with my daughter’s help. I spent the better part of Tuesday removing the 3 inches … [Read more…]

A Break During the Holidays

It’s been a couple of weeks since my last post, and having some down time the last few days has been great. My house is significantly less dirty than it was, and I’m finally getting caught up on some projects that have been sitting in my home office for quite some time. Also, it’s been … [Read more…]

A Quick Post Before a Busy Weekend

I just thought I’d check in before the start of Startup Weekend Iowa City¬†and before the snow starts to fly here in eastern Iowa. I’ve claimed a spot with a warm beverage downtown until the doors open at Startup Weekend HQ around 6 this evening. My car is in a covered part of a parking … [Read more…]

Cocoon Within A Cocoon

The past couple of weeks in Venture School have been incredibly eye-opening. We have done about 20 of the 100 customer discovery interviews we have to do before Thanksgiving. In that time, the ideas we had about what people are looking for in a restaurant have been completely turned inside out. When my partner originally … [Read more…]

Innovation Expo, Venture School, and Other Startup Stuff

What a busy couple of weeks this has been! I got to reconnect with my undergraduate home department, meet and hang out with people much more fashionable than I, listen to pitches from some of the most promising start-ups in the Midwest, get ideas dismantled and rebuilt in the company of others with great ideas, … [Read more…]