/ Tag: Entrepreneurial Thought and Action

Yerim Kim

Starting a Food Business

Annie Feldman M’16 and Marla Feldman, co-founders of EnerChi Bites, recently hosted a peer to peer session for the Butler Venture Accelerator. They shared their lessons learned from founding EnerChi Bites. EnerChi Bites is an emerging snack food company producing a healthy, tasty snack that comes in bite-sized portions. The Feldman sisters’ idea started as…

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Web Summit Recap

Post from Ativ Patel ’17, founder of Mento, Inc.   The Web Summit was an incredible once in a life time experience. I am still humbled and honored that I was selected as a “future global leader” scholar. The schedule that was set up for the scholars gave us vast amounts of knowledge and more importantly, friends friends for life. Before I…

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Yerim Kim

Mobile First Product Development

Izi Aviyente M’15, CTO of Date My Wardrobe, joined the Butler Venture Accelerator and shared his lesson learned from founding Date My Wardrobe at a peer to peer session a couple weeks ago. Date My Wardrobe is an online, localized marketplace for people to rent shoes, dress, and accessories to other fashionistas. Date My Wardrobe…

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Rachel Kim

Entrepreneurs Are Visionary

Lauren de los Santos M’15 and Seth Fabricant M’15 hosted a peer to peer session on idea generation and prototyping on Thursday, October 30 for the Butler Venture Accelerator. The session was based on how they developed their venture, Cloudanan. Cloudanan is a customer experience and marketing research company that uses technology to collect and…

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Idea Generation and Innovation

What do you think of when someone says “innovation”? Many people think of product innovation, such as Apple, or process innovation, such as Dell. On October 15, the Butler Venture Accelerator held a lunch and learn session on idea generation and innovation. Innovation is not the same as idea generation, it is a much longer…

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Yerim Kim

Identifying Customer Needs and Prototyping

On October 6th, the Butler Venture Accelerator had a workshop on identifying customer needs and prototyping. This workshop aimed to help entrepreneurs to learn how to generate new business ideas based on customer needs. Participants created a simple prototype of a wallet. In the process, participants interviewed their “customer,” created a simple prototype and pitched…

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What To Do With a Really Big Idea

Entrepreneurs have ideas, sometimes lots of ideas. But how do you get from idea, to an actual business opportunity? Oftentimes many entrepreneurs think they have a great idea, create the product/service, but don’t think about the other dimensions of the business. On October 2, the Butler Venture Accelerator had a lunch and learn session on…

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What To Do While Exploring

It’s been a couple weeks since we notified our first batch of Accelerator participants about what stage they’ll start out in the Butler Venture Accelerator. Many, like you, may be exploring various ideas and not sure what to do next. Cindy Klein Marmer, advisor to the Explore stage of the Accelerator, hosted a “Welcome to…

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