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Midd Ventures Welcomes Speaker Ken Merritt

Tomorrow evening (the 10th at 6pm in Palmer House) Midd Ventures will host Ken Merritt, Managing Director of Merritt & Merritt & Moulton. Merritt specializes in law surrounding venture capital and growth companies. This will be a g... Read More

Live: Terra Repair -- Midd Challenge Pitch Contest

Michael Graham writes:Katie McFarren up pitching Terra Repair.Problem: "Zippers are man's worse invention."Outdoor gear is very dependent on zippers (backpacks, pants, boots, et cetera)If they break, there is no way to fix them in ... Read More

Live: Integrated Milfoil Management -- Midd Challenge Pitch Contest

Austin Ritter pitching his firm, Integrated Milfoil Management:Eurasian milfoil is an invasive species that destroys both ecosystems and the recreational experience for humans. Ritter says it "makes it very difficult to be proud of... Read More

Live: Sendero Maps -- Midd Challenge Pitch Contest

Michael Graham writes:Greg Krathwohl up pitching Sendero Maps.Starts off by walking through an illustrative example from his life. He was running through a forest through his house and using his GPS watch. It tracks your movements ... Read More

Live: Platforms for Hope -- Midd Challenge Pitching Competition

Michael Graham writes:Next up, Platforms for Hope. A whole group of students whose names I could not nearly scribe in time are up pitching now.They describe a serious pain point for schools in Swaziland: a lack of desks. It grossly... Read More

Live Midd Challenge Pitch Competition -- Ben Stasiuk

Great panel of judges here to pick the winners:Up first for business, Ben Stasiuk '13.5 pitching his fledgling company, Uncle B's Firenuts:Ben is pitching a company he launched this winter selling spiced (with peppers and bourbon, ... Read More

Culture and Attraction

Each week Midd Ventures meets to organize guest speakers, coordinate upcoming events and catch up. At our last Midd Ventures meeting I screened the 2012 First Round Capital holiday video (here). Each year the company creates a holi... Read More

Show or Tell in Interviews?

I see people approaching interviews with distinct states of mind. I see people being either “storytellers” or “salesmen.” This is a spectrum, but let’s look at the extremes. Most people seem to be salesmen; they say what they... Read More