A little about how I got here…
Van Tuyl Ventures & Start-Up Culture Hub
Product/Market Expeditions can change the stars of any individual or business planning to launch a new product or service.
How the example of AmeriCares shaped my view of achieving meaningful social change.
The example of AmeriCares, or specifically of Virginia Fiber, highlighted to me that learning to build businesses and then teaching that skill to underserved communities, would allow individuals in those communities to pull themselves up by their own bootstraps and achieve economic parity with better-served communities. With this realization, I focused my career on learning how to launch and run businesses the old-fashioned way, growing them from operating income rather than through venture investment. It was hard slogging, but those trenches taught me invaluable lessons on running, growing and selling businesses. After twenty years accumulating experience, I am ready to share what I’ve learned.