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 “TEAMWORK is the ability to work together toward a common VISION. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon RESULTS.” ― Andrew Carnegie If you have been watching my stories on Instagram or following along with some of […]

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Pitch & Play in Paradise with ATO Ventures

Starting a company?  Need funding? Want an all-expense-paid trip to Puerto Rico? Yeah, we thought so! Join @Hopp.vc and ATO Ventures for an epic, all-expense-paid, four-day extravaganza, where you will get to Pitch and Play with other inspiring founders in our tropical island Paradise. Overview ATO Ventures is a pre-seed […]

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Working Out in the Morning is Bad for Business

By now, if you have followed me at all on Instagram, you know that fitness is a huge part of my life. I advocate working out every day, or as close to that as possible, no matter how busy you are. The benefits are mostly obvious, so I won’t go […]

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Venture Capital Isn’t Right for Every Startup

In Silicon Valley (SV), there is one dominant formula for starting a successful business. Someone has an idea, develops an MVP, raises angel funding, launches the product, raises venture capital, grows to some degree, then gets acquired and, in rare cases, goes public. Anything short of acquisition is considered a […]

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Should You Pivot or Stay the Course

I was sitting on the plane yesterday when an entrepreneur asked me, “Should I pivot or keep going.”  It was one of those questions that gave me pause. My first thought was, “This question is impossible to answer without more information.” It’s kind of like asking me, “Should I add […]

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Why Live Streaming? Why Now?

I’m using live streaming as a way to connect more startups and aspiring entrepreneurs from around the world with investors and experienced entrepreneurs. About two months ago, while at SXSW, I thought of an idea to do a live “show,” similar to Shark Tank, but far more collaborative. It would […]

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