Pre-game at SXSW – 8 Ways to Boost Your Experience

Today I arrived in Austin for one of the biggest events I have attended – South By South West, or as it is more affectionately know, SXSW . This is my first visit to Austin and my first SXSW. I came alone. I basically know no one. There are so many moving parts to he event that it can be…

A Fireside Chat with Muhammad Yunus: Social Business

A Fireside Chat with Muhammad Yunus: Social Business

How often do you get to meet someone you admire greatly? The opportunity presented itself to me when CSI, the Centre for Social Innovation in Toronto, announced a Fireside Chat with Nobel Peace Prize recipient Muhammad Yunus. Armed with my copy of  A World of Three Zeros and Yunus’s audiobook Building Social Business playing on the radio, I jumped in…

Now Hiring – Catalyst

Now Hiring – Catalyst

Catalyst – Part Time, Flexible EntreLaunch Inc. is now hiring an ambitious team member with an interest in changing the world through entrepreneurship. You will be our catalyst to make things happen.   This Position Is Part-Time And Flexible.    Responsibilities:   Lead generation Membership program development Community outreach Collecting quantitative and qualitative data from marketing campaigns Performing market analysis…

5 Lessons From My First Startup Experience

5 Lessons From My First Startup Experience

It’s been twenty years since my first startup experience.  Looking back, I never even thought to identify my role in this company as part of a startup team. At that time, the word startup was not common knowledge. It was simply a business venture. There were 4 of us – the co-owners, a warehouse person and myself. The founders were experienced…

What is the best way to meet startup investors?

What is the best way to meet startup investors?

What is the best way to meet startup investors? You started a company, attracted a couple of great cofounders or other team members, and you have made some progress. You think it is time to approach investors for outside capital to help your company grow. But… you have never raised money before and you don’t know any investors. How in…