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VVM Value #3: Be supportive and lovingly critical

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We’ve all heard of “constructive criticism.”  That’s all well & good, but at VVM we try to go further, to something we call “lovingly critical.” We assume that if we don’t understand why the mentee is doing something, there is a good reason.  Instead of lecturing, we ask questions.  The tone of our questions reflects [...]

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Upcoming VVM Events

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Get details, directions and register for our events here. In addition to our monthly mentorship meeting, VVM offers biweekly events, usually hosted at our space in Springfield. Wednesdays: A member of the VVM community hosts a weekly workshop. These range from Pitch Camps to Sales/Marketing discussions. Fridays: Informal mentorship lunches, where anyone is welcome to [...]

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Nudger

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Nudger provides intelligent dispatch management software, to reduce the costs of equipment maintenance.

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Events

Lean Launchpad Workshop With Rick Plaut

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VVM Facilitator Rick Plaut hosted a #wednesdayworkshop on how to use Lean LaunchPad Methodology to help your startup succeed.   What is Lean Launchpad?   Created by Steve Blank, the Lean LaunchPad rests on the insight that a startup is a different kind of business from an established one. The business development methodology a startup [...]

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