Marc Dewalle

Marc Dewalle

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443 weeks ago @ Fort Worth Startup Blog - Advice on Angel Funding · 1 reply · +2 points

Bradley, thanks for pointing out this info. Very helpful! I've been seeking some insights like that.

- marc

451 weeks ago @ Columbus Startup Blog - Planning Good ~ Plans ... · 0 replies · +1 points

Good post. I know you realize that you start out saying you don't need a plan, but end with giving most of the questions needed to create a good plan. Those are great questions and merely thinking them through, can mean the difference between wandering and accomplishing.

And yes, the planning matters more than the plan. Be careful though, there are many do-ers out there that want to jump behind the wheel without deciding where to go. A 1 page hand-written plan is a low-effort proof-point to remind oneself that you can't arrive without a destination.

455 weeks ago @ Texas Startup Blog - Move to Texas! · 1 reply · +1 points

Well, one big difference is that Tx has no state income tax (I believe NJ does).

458 weeks ago @ Kentucky Startup Blog - 3 pitch tips you can l... · 0 replies · +1 points

Oh, man! I got Billy Mayes stuck in my head now. I kept waking up last night reaching for the remote. Need a big cup of coffee now!

458 weeks ago @ Kentucky Startup Blog - 3 pitch tips you can l... · 2 replies · 0 points

I haven't seen Pitchmen, so I may be missing the context here, but should there not be a 4th tip: don't insult / piss off / irritate your audience by being excessively loud and obnoxious? Because that's what Mayes does to me. I've never seen more than a few seconds of his TV appearances because I hurl myself toward the remote and change it to ANY other channel (C-Span? Fine, I'll take it!).

- marc ;-)

462 weeks ago @ Texas Startup Blog - Startup Culture Update · 0 replies · +1 points

I'm interested in hearing the feedback from the people that have been attending the Dallas startup happy hours, as we are getting ready to start doing something similar here in Raleigh/Durham, NC. We'll be happy to learn from your best practices.

- marc
www.northcarolinastartups.com

466 weeks ago @ Texas Startup Blog - Fear is the mind kille... · 1 reply · +1 points

I think you have the solution right there in your post. If we all stop talking about the negative news and start talk about building new things, the economy will start to improve.

471 weeks ago @ Fort Worth Startup Blog - Fort Worth Startup Hap... · 0 replies · +1 points

Ahh, I have good memories of the Flying Saucer. I've been to the one in FW as well as Addison. Good thing there is one here in Raleigh :-). Have fun -- sorry I can't be there.

- marc

472 weeks ago @ Texas Startup Blog - Why I don't sign ... · 1 reply · +1 points

I don't think she's a patent troll. A quick Google search gives the impression that she's been at it for several years trying to get her "invention" to pay off, but she seems to be lacking a scanning piece in her patent filing. I think she's trying to arm-wrestle you into cooperation to get what she doesn't have.

If you sign an NDA I'll tell you what sites I used to find this out.

- marc

473 weeks ago @ Texas Startup Blog - Could the credit crunc... · 0 replies · +1 points

Interesting editorials here about Nortel's bankruptcy:

"Which companies will Nortel take down in its crash?"
http://www.fiercetelecom.com/story/what-companies...

And one more: "A call for Nortel's CEO to take a haircut – or a hike."
http://www.fiercetelecom.com/story/call-nortels-c...