Entrepreneurs: What to Do if You Don’t Have an Idea

This post was originally published in OnStartups. I hope to be doing further guest posting on that site, which is one of my favorites. Thanks to Dharmesh Shah for his edits. Don’t have an idea yet for a startup? Then get off your butt and go work for someone else’s cool startup!  And the first … More Entrepreneurs: What to Do if You Don’t Have an Idea

Why Every Angel Should Beg to Mentor at an Accelerator

Most angels who volunteer as mentors cite noble reasons to do so: “paying it forward”, “giving back”, educating the next generation of entrepreneurs, and so on.  I love people who help others purely for altruistic reasons, and I hope such motives stay foremost in mentors’ minds.  The more favors you do, the more come back … More Why Every Angel Should Beg to Mentor at an Accelerator

Startup Vermont: How a Competition Can Bring Us Together

Vermont New Business Prescription: Second in a Series Pulling it all Together Tomorrow I’m meeting with Vermont House legislators as well as an official from the State Commerce department to talk about startup competitions. As I said below in “Vermont New Business Prescription: First in a Series”, Vermont would do well to create a statewide … More Startup Vermont: How a Competition Can Bring Us Together