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Archive for October 2011

Get Out of the Building

Get Out of the Building

We’re a few weeks into the Lean LaunchPad Class, NSF Innovation Corps edition, and one phrase comes up over and over again by the instructors:  Get Out of the Building. This simple phrase directs the teams to go figure out what their customers need and want, and […]

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Principle Two: Get the Manufacturing Right

You can’t sell it if you can’t make it. Most of the companies that I have worked with over the past 10 years have had a heavy dose of engineering content in their products. The companies made physical stuff (i.e., not software) and the reproducibilty and scalability of the […]

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I'm Neil Kane - a serial entrepreneur who specializes in commercializing complex technologies that come out of academic research labs or federal laboratories.

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