How to Pitch: Tips from the SXSW Accelerator

SXSW (South By South West) is the music, film and interactive conference  in Austin, TX where the cool kids congregate every year. It’s a happenin’ place with big people and big ideas. And they have this thing called The Accelerator, which is a chance to...

Freaked Over 2012? How to Weather the Storm

The horizon clouds with the possibilities of recession and 2012 Armageddon. But the experts say that whenever things shake big, there’s big money to be made. Add to this my Uncle Ed’s philosophy, “The more money that goes through your hands, the more...

What Does It Take to Impress a VC?

Ever wondered what goes on during a Venture Capitalist (VC) meeting? Wondered what questions are most common, how the negotiations are done or what it really means to play ‘hardball’? Check out ABC’s series, “Shark Tank” to see what it...

‘Insider’ Tips on Amping Your Pitch

Hey guys, Donovan here… As a biz student at the Schidler College of Business, I’ve listened to A LOT of guest speakers: from Richard Parsons dissecting the causes of the recession to Jay Shidler reliving his entrepreneurial career. Many of these guest...