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Foo Foo Dust and Startups

Foo Foo Dust and Startups

Sometimes startups can con people and investors with some foo-foo dust. This mystical dust when properly sprinkled and applied over vague things (ideas and promises of a lot of cash) makes it happen magically. For the ones who don’t know what foo-foo dust is: Foo foo dust is a reference to a (non-existent) power or mysterious mystical ingredient or hidden effort that creates desirable results. Results achieved, as if by magic, perhaps by slight-of-hand. (Urban Dictionary and others) […]

Don’t waste your time on networking events

Don’t waste your time on networking events

Why networking events are a waste of time: The most basic problem with networking events is that they are mixing bowls for professionals who are all there for different reasons and purposes. Everyone there is focused on his or her own personal agenda. And all agendas are different, whether it’s signing a new client, creating awareness for their startup or service company, or connecting with someone in the hopes of developing a mutually beneficial business relationship. Everyone […]

Your Worst Habit: Procrastination

Your Worst Habit: Procrastination

About Procrastination Published on Medium Hal Tezcan March 9, 2019 · 3 min read There are almost 50 million search hits (maybe more, but that’s what we noticed) about procrastination. It is a fact that we all procrastinate. Some do it a lot and some know how to tame the beast. There are hundreds if not […]

Silicon Valley’s military roots

Silicon Valley’s military roots

Silicon Valley did not just pop out of nowhere, and it has nothing to do with the innovative geniuses and the VCs of today! Published on Medium, Hal Tezcan July 6. 2019· 3 min read There is a hype about a recent book that explains the roots of Silicon Valley’s military roots. It’s funny people don’t like to read historical facts and are […]

West Coast is awesome but don’t forget the Midwest, especially Chicago

West Coast is awesome but don’t forget the Midwest, especially Chicago

5 reasons why Chicago’s startup scene is on the ‘up and up’ Hal Tezcan Great article about Chicago in Inc, magazine. All the (for pay) promotions via Inc. aside, Chicago offers a wide array of pluses to startups. The city offers a dynamic amalgamation of “launch things” that a startup founder needs in one place. By all means this is not the place to be for all startups and that is not what we are trying […]

Lee Iacocca US auto legend, visionary icon and bigger than life ultimate businessman passed away

Lee Iacocca US auto legend, visionary icon and bigger than life ultimate businessman passed away

A Legend is gone Hal Tezcan Lee Iacocca (94), US auto legend, visionary icon and ultimate businessman has passed away. He helped create the legendary Ford Mustang, involved in the Continental, Mercury and many other lines and foresaw the need for compact cars such as the Escort and Pinto while at Ford. He was instrumental in the successful Minivan designs (Voyager and Caravan), the compact K-Car series, the sub-compact Omni and Horizon (to compete with […]

Procrastination is the worst habit for entrepreneurs!

Procrastination is the worst habit for entrepreneurs!

About Procrastination Hal Tezcan There are almost 50 million search hits (maybe more, but that’s what we noticed) about procrastination. It is a fact that we all procrastinate. Some do it a lot and some know how to tame the beast. There are hundreds if not thousands of “tips” on how to control, reduce, manage and/or eliminate procrastination. Believe me, I tried to read them all. Some are great […]

HAPPY NATIONAL SMALL BUSINESS WEEK

HAPPY NATIONAL SMALL BUSINESS WEEK May 5, 2019 – May 11, 2019 It’s an undeniable fact that Small businesses and Startups are some of the most important influencers for local economic growth. Small businesses directly impact the quality of life and the local economy of their immediate neighborhoods.. They provide opportunities for entrepreneurs and create meaningful jobs that give greater satisfaction than those with larger companies (i.e. Uber and Amazon?). They keep money close to home which supports neighborhoods and […]

Internship opportunities at Startup Port

Internship opportunities at Startup Port. Internship at Startup Port has many advantages: – Get to work with and learn from the best Subject Matter Experts in the industry, – Get involved with bright startups and excellent teams of entrepreneurs, – Learn the practical solutions not delivered by books, blogs or events! Areas of interest for the next cohort: 1. AR+VR practical applications to healthcare and retail 2. CPG, Food, Grocery and Retail segments […]

About advice…

About advice…

“For me, the best advice is just to go and tell your story,” “It’s your story. It’s your vision. If you believe in it, don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. The market will tell you in the end if your vision was right or wrong, but give your vision a chance, give it a try. Don’t succumb to other’s ideas. Don’t let that fear creep in, and blur your vision.&#8221 […]

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