IMG_0410After 35 years in business, I have a strong appreciation for what it takes to start a business and the issues related to stopping one as well. My entrepreneurial adventures keeps my passion and my self-confidence at a very high level. Through my teaching with UC Berkeley and the National Science Foundation I have an opportunity to work with many different entrepreneurs and mentor them toward the commercialization of their ideas and inventions. There are a lot of things that need to be done and lots of places to focus and in the short run make some learning mistakes along the way. My approach to new startups is pretty straight forward. Answers are needed to two fundamental questions for every startup th

I am actively engaged as an advisor for several different companies, adding large doses of business common sense to their thinking and their plans. I have had great success with driving customer discovery with my clients and finding real customer segments and value propositions as they move through a process of getting out of the building and finding enough customers to validate their ideas and move toward first orders and the beginning of a long learning wants to succeed: 1. “How big is your market?”, and 2. “How do you make money?”. If you can get these two questions answered in your elevator pitch, you might have a chance to take things to the next level.

If you have an idea and need a mentor, I might be just what you are looking for. This area is my passion and I have a successful track record to share.

Please look through the category for mentoring where you will find information on my consulting activities.