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3 Days, 80 Scientists, 300 Customer Interviews

This week was the kick off of the University of Michigan Innovation Corps (I-Corps) summer session where 80 scientists, engineers and mentors gathered in Ann Arbor to participate in the 8-week entrepreneurial-immersion program developed by Steve Blank and the National … Continue reading

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225+ A2 Entrepreneurs at TechArb last night

Last night was the UM Student Startup Showcase at the new TechArb location where 225 Ann Arbor entrepreneurs gathered to see not only the 8 most recent student startups to complete the TechArb program but also to meet the 20 … Continue reading

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Creating Disruption

We have made great strides in developing and teaching skills and processes that help entrepreneurs figure out how to take their ideas, reduce risks and more efficiently test and validate (or invalidate) they’re assumptions. As you probably know I’m a … Continue reading

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Is Ann Arbor Ready?

Trying to get a fire lit when you are camping is sometimes a struggle. Sure, everyone has their 2 cents on how to stack the wood, prime the fire and light a match but ultimately we never know if the … Continue reading

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Acceleration Phase – Written by Doug Neal

This is the third phase (fourth blog post) of the Acceleration Project. See last week’s post for the Skill Building Phase and the first post in this series for an overview of what I’m rambling about here. I was thinking … Continue reading

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The Skill Building Phase – Written by Doug Neal

This is the second phase (third blog post) of the Acceleration Project. See last week’s post for the Application Phase and the first post in this series for an overview of what I’m rambling about here. In Colorado Springs, teams … Continue reading

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Replacing Business Plan Competitions – Written by Doug Neal

Imagine that there were no Olympic training camps for aspiring athletes.  In fact, let’s imagine that there were no regional qualifiers; state finals or even high school sports programs. Now let’s assume that every four years we gather together and … Continue reading

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Entrepreneurial Jedi Master – Written by Doug Neal

The last two days we were fortunate enough to have Steve Blank spend time with us at the University of Michigan’s Center for Entrepreneurship.  During those two 12-hour days we packed Steve’s schedule with meetings, presentations, reviews, office hours and … Continue reading

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