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#CountDown: 5 Days to The New York Supply Chain Meetup #03

We’re now less than a week from The New York Supply Chain Meetup’s third gathering. The purpose of this post is to outline our plans for that event, and preview what we expect to do between now and June 2018 . . . We’re still in the early days of building this community, so much of this is subject to […]

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Update #01 | Towards A MaritimeTech Innovation Hub in New York City

Note: This post updates #UnderConstruction | Towards A MarineTech Innovation Hub in New York City. The group that met on Friday, October 6, 2017 met again for a follow up on Friday, November 10, 2017. This blog is a summary of the discussion at took place at that meeting, and the resulting outcome. The Bottomline: Dr. Christopher […]

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Notes On Early Stage Technology Investing; Art, Science, or Both?

Often when I have asked other people this question I get a response that leaves me feeling dissatisfied. It seems most investors are compelled to take one side over the other, and, at least as far as the admittedly small sample  of investors I have asked this question are concerned, insufficient thought is given to […]

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A Note on Developing and Testing Hypotheses

This post is a continuation of the discussion I started in A Note On Startup Business Model Hypotheses. In this post I will describe how one might go about developing and testing a hypothesis about any aspect of a startup’s  business model.1 I will use a fine-dining restaurant as a motivating example. To ensure we are […]

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A Note on Startup Business Model Hypotheses

One of the observations I have arrived at over the course of meeting founders of early stage startups is that often it is not clear during our conversations if they have spent time examining the hypotheses that underlie the business model for the startup they are building. This post1 is my attempt to outline some […]

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What If Q&A: What Should I Do To Spread My Idea?

Rajoshi Gosh in Chennai, India sent me this question via email; I am a startup founder in the developing world.1 How should I go about making the right connections in the developed world for: A product that is global in nature? A product that is specific to the developing world? I will paraphrase Rajoshi’s question, and […]

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