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Let Good Things Happen

December 14, 2014:  Your writer is reporting from Atlanta this week. It’s a board meeting cycle for the GA Tech Research Corporation ( GTRC ) and the GA Tech Foundation. Tags: Opportunity Recognizing Responding

How I fell in love with—and invested $250k in—the BETTER App

I never invest in music or healthcare startups. In music, anything that’s interesting to consumers is quickly slaughtered by the rights holders, and in health, anything interesting is brutally murdered by red tape. At least that wasShow More Summary

Are you ready to change your life forever?

Are you ready to quit & change your destiny? Here at LAUNCH our mission is “to support founders & inspire innovation,” and today we’re thrilled to announce our “In Residence” program?—?a chance for you to change your destiny in thisShow More Summary

Reverse Engineering

December 7, 2014: Many sessions of “Office Hours” in recent days with students, faculty, and other aspiring entrepreneurs motivate me to emphasize one particular theme that is applicable in almost all of these instances. It’s the notion of making startup decisions in the context of at least a 3-year view of the concept. Show More Summary

A Feast of Surprises

November 23, 2014: This essay perhaps should have been posted for Halloween, but, regardless of the timing, it’s a fair recap of the experiences of the week past. Just when you think you’re sailing on a steady course, events unexpected and beyond your control can blow you in a very different direction. Here are some examples: Tags: surprises M&A reorgs patience

Thanks, Y'All

November 16, 2014: TechDrawl is distributed every Monday to my core list and republished on Friday by Texas Entrepreneur Networks; so, this week’s edition serves as my Thanksgiving essay. I hope you and yours enjoy your Turkey Day and that Texas beats the stuffing out of TCU that evening. Show More Summary

How to Launch your startup in 100 days?—?at LAUNCH Festival!

In 109 days we will host the 8th annual LAUNCH Festival… … and you’re launching your startup at it! [ Click to tweet this email (you can edit first): ] Over the eight years, I personally selected and coached startups...Show More Summary

Welcome to The Incubator

Here’s a little surprise: starting Dec 1st and ending at the LAUNCH Festival on March 2nd I will be hosting a six-startup incubator called: “The Incubator.” [ You can refer to it as “The LAUNCH Incubator” if you like. ] Two of the companies have been selected. Show More Summary

Patience Has Its Limits

November 9, 2014: Patience is one of the seven heavenly virtues in Prudentias’ 5th century epic poem “ Psychomachia.” You recall that, right? However, this past week’s election showed that voters are running short on patience, especially on matters that raise taxes. Tags: transit technology solutions entrepreneurs

The World’s Hottest Classical Orchestra

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Avengers: Age of Ultron Trailer

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Sometimes Things Blow Up

November 2, 2014: The Antares rocket launch at Wallops Island, VA this past week drew considerable interest in Austin. The vehicle payload included a CubeSat named RACE, a ten-pound satellite constructed by a team of graduate and undergraduate Aerospace Engineering students at UT Austin. Show More Summary

A Fine Pairing

October 26, 2014: In this essay Jesse Dyer reports from Venture Atlanta, held Oct 21-22 in the Georgia Aquarium (not inside the tank, but in the adjacent ballroom). Tags: Venture Atlanta venture conferences scale growth stage

If Only I Had an Idea

October 19, 2014: The headline above is a statement that comes up time and again when I meet people who want to become entrepreneurs. They may have the drive, intellect, and requisite instincts, but they’ve not been inspired by a particular mission and often don’t have a team to help them toward that goal. Show More Summary

1 Bouncing Basketball in 24 Movies

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De-Risked or Cold Feet?

October 12, 2014: The lean canvas methodology is all about de-risking each component of a startup idea. You talk to customers, build an MVP, try to get trial users to prove that somebody will adopt the product, and analyze carefully all your assumptions as you work your way through the process. Show More Summary

Nine Things I Didn’t Know About The Lion King

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Four Seasons Game of Thrones in More than a Minute (With Fantastic Animation)

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Awesome Awesome Preview of Adobe’s (Photoshop and Premier) Future

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Frozen the 8 bit Game Version Complete with Soundtrack

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