16 Things to Consider as a Startup Founder

There is no database that tracks dishonest, manipulative, shady investors. And most investors will not tell you to not get involved with the ones they refuse to do deals with. So do your own due diligence. Smarmy money is much more expensive that dying from no capital.

Adopt These 3 Traits for a Positive Mindset

In a mere .40 seconds, Google serves up 79,800,000 results on “how to be a successful entrepreneur”. That’s a lot of advice. Bold headlines: Build Your A-Team … Pitch Like a Pro … Know Your Competitive Advantage Name dropping : Zuckerberg … Jobs … Sandberg … Omidyar … Wozniak … Corcoran  Videos on sleep habits of successful entrepreneurs … from dropout to billionaire … rocking your pitchContinue reading “Adopt These 3 Traits for a Positive Mindset”

How Urban Tech is Disruptive Government Procurement

(originally published on What’s APPening) I spent the past few days with our COO at the Smart City Startups Festival in Miami, Florida, interacting with some of today’s most visionary, innovative urban tech startup founders who are disrupting almost every facet of the urban landscape. All of the startups showcased at the summit have the potentialContinue reading “How Urban Tech is Disruptive Government Procurement”

Want to be Successful? Get Over Yourself and Seize the Opportunity

Andre Moore knows what it is to watch a bright future disappear – not once, but twice. Being forced to reinvent himself after thinking he was on the right path to success has helped him learn that seizing the opportunity is worth it, whenever and however that chance comes. His first devastating heartbreak came early in his life when severalContinue reading “Want to be Successful? Get Over Yourself and Seize the Opportunity”