Learning to Share

As an entrepreneur of 20+ years, turned venture capitalist for the last decade+, I’m passionate about investing to accelerate innovation and empower the next generation of entrepreneurs.

Yet the older I get the more I realize I have to learn.  And because one of the best ways to learn is to teach, I am developing classes and workshops such as Startup Secrets for institutions like Harvard, that are shared here.

So my goals on this site are to:  

Provide frameworks like Startup Secrets to empower Entrepreneurs, including Videos, Slideshows and Articles

Bring these to life with an expanding library of real world Case Examples.

Seek out thought leadership in industry areas where I invest such as 

Foster collaboration and sharing of best practice among the terrific entrepreneurs and executives who I'm lucky enough to work with and invest in as well as connect with and support the next generation of founders.

What can you do in return? 

  1. Subscribe to the RSS feed anonymously to get updated posts
  2. Sign up for information on new classes and workshops and to let us know who you are  
  3. Give feedback here and throughout the site on whatever other areas you would find useful

I hope you enjoy the site and I look forward to collaborating with you to accelerate innovation and empower the next generation of entrepreneurs!

Best, Michael


  • 13 February 2015

    How Do You Value Your Own Proposition?

    As we kicked off the MassTLC workshop series with a lively session on Value Prop, we were lucky to have not just one case examples but two join us for the evening.  ViziApps (case example), a startup that allows you to build business mobile apps visually was one of the startups

  • 12 February 2015

    Being Agile Within a Value Prop Framework

    I asked Shantanu Dhaka, CEO and Co-Founder, to give some background on his business to set up his value proposition as a case example for other entrepreneurs to learn from. As you’ll see below this is a good example of a technical value proposition that still needs to appeal to a broader than technical audience. I hope you enjoy his story and can learn from his application of the Startup Secrets Value Proposition framework to the Modit business. 

  • 10 February 2015

    Crystallizing our Value Proposition and Fundamental Benefits for Customers

    I invited George Adams, Co-Founder of ViziApps, a cool startup in the Boston area whose main mission to join us for a MassTLC workshop and share their value proposition.  George elaborates a little more on his ideas and how he implemented some of the Startup Secrets frameworks for us in a guest blog.

    In George's Words . . .