Month: August 2013

Q: How Do You Iterate An MVP So That It’s “Good Enough For Government Work”

Q: I am part of a hardware/embedded device startup working on our MVP. We want to develop a minimum product to cut our initial development costs and iterate scientifically through experimentation.  My concern is that State governments are my primary customer type and their buying model is to do a pilot project and then write what …

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Robert Felten Software Recognized by EE Times

We are excited to see Robert Felten’s recent project, GUI for a flash drive, featured in EE Times. Robert Felten Software provides Software Development Consulting and Contracting. He specializes in Qt/C++ GUI and embedded software. See the Rick Merritt’s round up of the Flash Memory Summit at “Slideshow: Flash Innovators Flood Show” Robert is a …

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Capturing Intellectual Property Workshop: Saturday Oct-19-2013

Every once in awhile we find great workshops that are open to all size companies.  Bill Meade’s “Capturing Intellectual Property” is one such workshop.  His hands-on workshop will cover: What is intellectual property (IP) The forms and functions of legal IP protections The IP system and its functioning (on one slide) Capturing an invention Checking …

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Star Fighter MVP

The Lego Box Presentation Method

The Lego Box Presentation Method is to put meaning before detail. When Lego sells a Starfighter the picture on the box show it fully assembled, not the 560 multi-colored pieces and a collegiate dictionary-size book of assembly directions.

If You Knew How Hard a Startup Would Be

A new startup is often driven by a desire for autonomy, self-expression, and lifelong learning. Or it’s a creative solution to a lack of alternatives. Albert Hirschman observed that “creativity always comes as a surprise to us” which led him to suggest “the only we can bring our creative resources fully into play is by misjudging …

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