Andrew Thomas is an entrepreneur, crowdfunding expert, and the co-founder of SkyBell Technologies. Thomas was once a financial planner but soon realized that his passion was in tech. He created SkyBell, which is a smart video doorbell that allows individuals to see who is at their door through their smartphones, no matter where they are.
The overwhelming response I receive when I encourage hopeful entrepreneurs to pursue their dreams and create a start-up is “great- but how do I come up with an idea?” Starting a new venture isn’t as easy as simply deciding to begin; there needs to be a fabulous idea on which a business can be successfully
Aketta just launched new flavored crickets. The company says these flavored crickets are the future of sustainable food. The question is, can people get behind eating flavored crickets? This video of people eating crickets during SXSW is amusing, but how many people would actually buy crickets? That’s the question that needs to be answered. They have some
I just enjoyed SxSW in Austin and heard the word literally thousands of times over a single week. Despite this, it seems to me that truly disruptive innovation is systematically avoided. Bureaucrats want innovation they can control so they farm “planned innovation” rather than hunting for disruptive innovation. After all, by its very nature disruptive innovation cannot be in the carefully laid technology roadmaps or the
First, let’s dispense with the obvious question: if cell phones weren’t safe, wouldn’t we know it? The answer, unfortunately, is no. There’s already enough evidence to indicate cell phone radiation is a problem. And thanks to the intersection of money, politics, and cognitive dissonance, we can’t blindly trust that those supposed to look out for
With all of the interest and buzz around esports, and all of the investors and businesses trying to get in on the action, it’s important to understand the forces at work. Aspiring entrepreneurs looking to get involved with esports must understand the market they’re entering. And so I’d like to share one of the most
What comes to mind when you think of gamers? How about when you think of entrepreneurs? If you’re like most people, the two mental images seem very different- largely due to stereotypes. Many individuals stereotypically think of entrepreneurs as being these larger-than-life figures that do things that “ordinary” folk can’t. While it’s undeniably true that
MY NOTES ON TWITTER’S POTENTIAL ACQUISITION. If you’re into startups or tech, you know Twitter has been on the chopping block for quite some time. Their stock jumped when potential suitors were named. Their stock also dropped when said potential suitors backed out. But what suitor actually makes sense to jump in and acquire Twitter?