You’re Doing it Wrong

In startups and business one of the first things you learn in trying anything new is the sea of people that inform you either from their own experience or not, that you, are likely, in fact, doing it wrong.  Doing it wrong in terms of everything, from why of the product, to building it, to […]

Published on July 26, 2016 by Dan Rockwell

Startup Pitching Tips and Tricks

Over the years I’ve spent a lot of time working with startups and entrepreneurs on the exciting and often daunting act of “pitching”. The pitch is at the heart of the start when it comes to getting your ass moving. Its the basis of hustle. You gotta move, you gotta connect, impress, engage, relate, convey, […]

Published on August 12, 2015 by Dan Rockwell

Columbus Startup Weekend – Nov. 14-16th – Breakdown

Last weekend was Columbus Startup Weekend and it rocked. It was one of the best Startup Weekend’s i’ve seen unfold in Central Ohio since the first one I attended in 2008. The energy and ideas were off the chart, a good mix of tech and non-tech ideas, lotta new faces, great mentors, sponsors, and simply, […]

Published on November 20, 2014 by Dan Rockwell

Ohio State BBC – IdeaPitch – Breakdown/Analysis

Fun evening judging the Ohio State Business Builders Club -Idea Pitch event. My breakdown/analysis here in the Big Kitty Broadcast (our podcast!).

Published on November 20, 2014 by Dan Rockwell

Woes of Non-technical Founders – Shark Tank: EmergenSee App

Catching up on some Shark Tank tonight I caught the episode regarding EmergenSee App company. First the problem is solid, second the solution they’re proposing is ok and daunting. I recall doing work years ago and talking to these huge companies that do all the 911 calls/service centers etc. Motorola had a huge portion of […]

Published on November 11, 2014 by Dan Rockwell

Fun with pie charts and the startup scene in Ohio

Well last night I went to bed early.  Too early.  And now.. here I am.. 3AM and hanging out, awake, thinking.  Always thinking. Over the course of my time working in commercialization and being exposed to so much in terms of volume of people tying, making, investing, dealing, making it all go go go Columbus […]

Published on June 30, 2014 by Dan Rockwell

Break the Dam!

Things are jumping in the kitty complex these days- we’re working on more ideas than ever! We’d added new team members, ideas and capabilities.  The limits are merely your imagination.  With all this awesomeness we think to classic movie quotes like- BREAK THE DAM!  from Lord of the Rings (two towers!) Stay tuned for more […]

Published on June 30, 2014 by Dan Rockwell

Lean Lab – Acceptd, take aways

Tonight Big Kitty Labs attended Lean Lab a new quarterly event tee’d up in the new Cardinal Health Fuse facility on the north side of town. A cool space, nestled in a shopping center with nice modern digs, close access to bars and right across from the Wendy’s HQ. Cardinal Health Fuse is a fresh new take […]

Published on June 29, 2014 by Dan Rockwell