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5 Key Elements for a Rock Star Product Launch

May 9, 2016, 12:14 PM | Posted By: Greg Bullock

So you have reached the moment where you think you are ready for your product to hit the market, but there are several important aspects you should have in place for your business in order to make a splash with your customers. Here is our take on what those are.

Topics: validation, minimum viable product, product launch

Legendary Entrepreneur Pat Sullivan (Ryver) Shares Lessons, Wisdom & Startup F*&%ups

November 18, 2015, 5:45 PM | Posted By: Greg Bullock

CEI client companies had the privilege this week to hear from #yesphx legend, successful entrepreneur and investor Pat Sullivan. During the hour long conversation - part of our business incubator’s monthly client-only meeting - Pat shared some of his biggest lessons (usually learned the "hard" way) to help the next generation of Phoenix entrepreneurs. Here is what he taught us.

Topics: Startup Lessons, Running a Successful Business, minimum viable product, yesphx, startup team

Startup Lifecycle Series: Stage Two (Product Development)

July 18, 2015, 11:11 PM | Posted By: Greg Bullock

The latest in our “Startup Lifecycle” series, this blog explores the second stage of startup growth: product development. Whether you are building a software, hardware or even non-product solution, a key component of this stage is to apply lean principles to the development of a minimum viable product or MVP. Eric Miller, Principal of Phoenix Analysis & Design Technologies (PADT), shares his top-10 principles for lean product development.

Topics: startup lifecycle, product development, lean startup, minimum viable product