Once again the topic of the day arises from student questions in the Longhorn Startup Lab. Those of us who have accelerated down the startup runway many times have our own experiences and a cadre of trusted advisors to guide us in setting up the important details of a new enterprise. I’m reminded daily that this is not something taught in business and engineering curricula and that it’s generally brand new for even the brightest young scholars. I’m even seeing newbie angel investors in need of similar training.
March 27, 2013: Hall Martin’s Open Angel Network is a 501c3 that meets monthly for the purpose of educating potential angel investors. The format is two presentations, networking, and never any pitches. The attendees include some with plentiful experience as angels and some with none. It’s a good way for anyone considering angel investing to learn enough to be dangerous. (For those of you in Atlanta, it’s pretty similar to Charlie Paparelli’s Angel Lounge.)
February 24, 2013: I’m filing this report from the 2013 Daytona 500, or rather from my couch. This is one of the many sporting events where the living room experience for the casual fan can now be better than being there in person. I’ve done both in the case of the Daytona 500 and have some basis for comparison. The big news this year is Danica Patrick’s pole position. That was somewhat dampened by the spectator injuries at Saturday’s Nationwide race, but thankfully all those folks are apparently on the mend. Getting knocked out of your chair by a few hundred pound missile consisting
Your editor has been busy with field research in recent days. The week after Thanksgiving seemed to be an ideal time for every tech organization’s last big meeting of the year, and the calendar was full.