Thanks to everyone who came out to our most recent MESH event and kicked off 2016 with a bang! About 50 Makers, Entrepreneurs, Students and Hackers took over the thINCubator to network, share ideas and hear pitches from two local CNY Startups- Universal Bookkeeper and Made In Utica. Check out some videos and photos from…Details
I sat down with Stacey from LILO Life, where she is overseeing the design of their inverted water bottle. We’ve been working with them for several months and one of the bottle necks has been getting a refined, workable design based on the parameters they have already set. They have already worked with some great…Details
Ryan was interviewed today by Hersheena and Genevieve – two students at the Hamilton College Levitt Center about entrepreneurship, the thINCubator and leadership. We did a quick video where we get to know what the Levitt Center is, and what THEY think makes good leader.
“…If you only want to pay in pizza…most times, you’ll get pizza.” -Matt Van Slyke | Utica Bike Rescue So true. It’s really another way of saying ‘you pay for what you get.’ If you are not willing to pay someone a decent rate for their knowledge or time, you cannot expect that you’ll have…Details
Reflecting on entrepreneurial and startup activities of 2015, I’ve put together a few New Year’s resolutions for 2016. Each builds on lessons learned or areas of opportunity identified as well as kept brief and practical for application and completion. Give responsibly An entrepreneur I’ve been advising in recent weeks said client prospects often comment on…Details
If you listen to ONE podcast between now and the New Year, let it be this one. In fact, make it a 2016 resolution to subscribe and listen to at least 3 podcasts that can help your business or get you thinking. I’m a big fan of Tim Ferriss’ work and his podcast. I’m also…Details
Recently I was contacted by a team of young entrepreneurs at JFK Middle School to come and chat with them about a product development project they had come up with to compete in the First Lego League. They all had great questions and demonstrated really good teamwork when it comes to understanding the product and…Details
Today I received Robert Scoble’s latest email newsletter and contained in it was some great insights for startups and founders on what makes an effective pitch. Robert travels all over the world discovering what’s next in tech and startups as part of his job at Rackspace, and if you want to keep tabs on the…Details
Ever wonder what a venture capitalist does and how they decide which companies to invest in? Today at thINCubator we’re talking with TK Kuegler who is a founding partner of Wasabi Ventures about how they make those decisions, what makes a good founder, and how entrepreneurs can prepare to pitch at VC.
We spoke with John Howard who is editor of the startup newsletter The Signal, which covers human interest stories throughout central NY. The Signal is an email newsletter w/ one main story a day. We talked about their company, being a startup, and the changing media landscape.