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Top Four Things We Learned in the Fiterator

Have you ever had that moment of frustration when you are streaming your favorite song via Wi-Fi on your smartphone and you leave the building, and the signal gets weak enough that you can’t continue to listen? Why can’t the cell network take over so your connection doesn’t drop and your song keeps streaming, you wonder? Or better yet, why can’t the cellular network work together with Wi-Fi to...

4 Things to Keep in Mind When Applying For Startup Accelerators

by mmoffett | Jun 13, 2016 | Fiterator | Mentorship

According to the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor 2015 Report, twenty-one percent of adults across 60 economies intend to start a business in the next three years. These numbers are a bit different than what some other reports are saying (that entrepreneurship is decreasing), but no matter what the real number is, it is clear there are a whole heck of a lot of startups out there.

An Interview with Innovation Showcase Award Winner Nomorobo

Have you been curious what happens when you are part of the Innovation Showcase sponsored by CableLabs and UpRamp? For most startups, it is an amazing experience that has helped them gain the notice of some of the biggest names in the global cable and broadband industry. One of those startups with a particularly successful session was Nomorobo, the Winner of the FTC Robocall Challenge and a...

5 Ways to Avoid Mentor Whiplash

Are you familiar with the HBO show Silicon Valley? If not, it is a comedy set in – you guessed it – Silicon Valley, and follows the life of startup founder Richard Hendricks and his company “Pied Piper.” Richard goes from working in an incubator, to trying to find funding, to navigating the world of working with VCs, to getting sued, to getting good and bad advice everywhere he turns....

An Epidemic of Accelerator Flu

by sbrown | Feb 1, 2016 | Fiterator | Mentorship

I am lucky to spend a lot of time with startups that are currently in, or have gone thru all of the major startup accelerators out there, and one common concern that comes up often is what I call the “Accelerator Flu”.