Something is coming…

We’re on the ‘eve’ of something new.  My gut tells me that.  Ideas, inspiration, that gut you have, that built in pattern recognizing generator of ideas.  Its thinking and sizing up reality all the time. Lately for me, i’ve been struck with this notion of next in my head.  Not really “next” and more of […]

Published on April 11, 2017 by Dan Rockwell

Giving back to the Hack!

This past weekend was Give Back Hack, a relatively new hackathon event series in Columbus, Ohio.  Its modeled around Startup Weekend with variations of course, thats the fun thing about events you get to make them you’re own when you dream them up, no doubt inspired by many but you’re in the driver seat. I […]

Published on April 5, 2017 by Dan Rockwell

Ohio State IDEAFEST 2017 Analysis

This past weekend Big Kitty Labs helped host Ohio State’s College of Arts and Sciences IDEAFEST 2017 event.  We had a small but determined turn out for the event.  About 40 ideas were pitched and six teams assembled. IDEAFEST is an event we helped create and put on last year at Ohio State, modeling it […]

Published on March 28, 2017 by Dan Rockwell

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

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

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