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Judging the Innovation Competition

On Friday, April 5th, founder and entrepreneur advisor Robert Braathe was a judge for the Tech Track in the Blackstone Launchpad Innovation Competition at UAlbany. Robert had the pleasure of sitting in on presentations and giving startups feedback to improve their ideas. Robert also donated in-kind services to the top 3 winners of the competition … Continue reading Judging the Innovation Competition

Startup Weekend at Ignite U NY

On March 30, during startup weekend at Ignite U NY founder and entrepreneurial advisors of BE Your Start Robert Braathe came into Ignite U to mentor the startup before the final day of startup weekend to talk to the teams about essential topics such as customer discovery and how properly network and survey for your … Continue reading Startup Weekend at Ignite U NY

BEYourStart International Entrepreneur Support

During the time that Braathe Enterprises and the BE Your Start program have been in motion, We have had the pleasure of working with International Entrepreneurs on many different types of projects and helping them make connections in the U.S market. So if you or anyone you know internationally is looking to start a business … Continue reading BEYourStart International Entrepreneur Support

6 Reasons People Don’t Believe In You or Your Ideas

Struggling with traction? Here are 6 reasons people may not believe in you that we've seen first hand in our interactions in the startup community: You think success is having an office and fancy furniture. You listen to loud music on headphones when you should be interacting with your peers and those in your immediate … Continue reading 6 Reasons People Don’t Believe In You or Your Ideas

Encouraging and Managing Idea Creation

This is a research paper I wrote in 2010 for my Managing Creativity in the Organization PhD class - Robert Braathe As CEO of my company, I’d encourage freedom of expression, creative thinking, and innovation in order to generate significant idea creation. Harvard Business Press (2003) indicates that businesses that flow along an S-Curve when … Continue reading Encouraging and Managing Idea Creation

Early Startup Community Tips

Startup Communities always start out small and become bigger well known communities. Many of these communities are outside of branded and popular startups such as Silicon Valley. There comes many tips on how to become a successful start up in your own community by effectively knowing how to recruit the right people and having planned … Continue reading Early Startup Community Tips

Braathe Volunteers as a Judge at the Greater Capital Region STEAM Expo

For the second year in a row, Robert Braathe served as a volunteer evaluator for the Greater Capital Region STEAM Expo in Colonie, NY. Robert volunteered with over 20 others from the Albany area community to critique high school student projects from Hudson Falls, Colonie and other areas. See a list of the participants below: