Supported Intelligence helps your business make important decisions in complex domains. Using their patent-pending Rapid Recursive method, they allow users to compose, error-check, solve and report the results of sequential decision problems (complex decisions, where conditions evolve over time, based on random events). This method accounts for several random or unpredictable factors that can impact […]
Starting a startup – or any kind of business – is hard. Not only does it require hard work, it also requires making a lot of decisions, often with incomplete or ambiguous information and there’s often a fair amount of anxiety that can accompany the endeavor.
During the last week of 2014, I entered into what I called my “monk week.” While I did not run off and join a monastery, I did block off my calendar and spend the week reflecting on 2014 and writing my one page strategic plan for 2015. And, like most people who plan, I had
SXSW (South by Southwest) is the conference for startups. And, with your help, a group of MSU students is hoping to get there in an innovative way. The Student Startup Bus is an active Kickstarter project designed to help purchase and outfit a bus for the purpose of taking a group of students down to SXSW this
Since my last startup failed, I have spent a lot of time thinking about the mistakes that I made and how I might learn from them in the future. Many of the mistakes I made were strategic or tactical. Some I could only learn through experience. The harder lessons to learn, though, have been more
A few months ago, I was giving a presentation at a StartupWeekend on building MVPs and learning to fail fast. At the end of the presentation, someone asked me how I became comfortable with failure. I don’t remember exactly what my answer was, but I remember not feeling fully satisfied with it. I do have, I
We published our first post in January of 2014. Since then, we’ve published 107 articles, promoting thirty-eight Lansing Startups, and providing sixty-one educational articles. We’ve written an ebook to help people navigate the Lansing startup community. Hundreds of people subscribe to our weekly newsletter, the StartupLansing digest (you should join them!). Thousands are visiting the
Technical co-founders are in high demand for people wanting to start a tech startup. At least once a week, I am pitched an idea and invited to join someone’s team. So far, I’ve always declined. This is largely because I have my own business to run, but also because I haven’t heard a pitch compelling