The Lemonade Stand Trap: Your Mom Always Buys Your Lemonade...

Published by by Vic Gatto

The Lean Startup methodology is a great way to build products.  Unfortunately, it is widely misunderstood and very challenging for humans to actually implement.   There are several problematic aspects, but the least understood and biggest killer is confirmation bias.

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A New Game

Published by by Vic Gatto

Five years ago, we started as a skunk works… experimenting with various programs and strategies in an attempt to re-invent the way innovations are turned into products and launched in the market. 

Over the years we have been serious about helping our entrepreneurs, but most of our efforts have been in experimenting with the JSF platform itself.  Yes, we have helped build some great companies, but we have mostly been sharpening our swords and getting ready to change the innovation game completely…..Now, we are ready.

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Jumpstart Foundry's 2014 Graduating Class

Published by by Matt Faulkner
We are proud to announce our nine graduating companies for 2014. This has been a huge year for the cohort. Two have already raised additional capital and half already have revenue. The companies are as follows.Join us on ...

splitscnd: Peace of mind for parents in dangerous driving months

Published by by Matt Faulkner
Guest post by Mel Taylor of splitscnd From the get go, we envisioned splitsecnd as a way to make the roads a safer place, not just for our customers, but for all drivers. We began ...

Hustle: To Change Your World, You Have to Lie a Little

Published by by Matt Faulkner
A couple months ago, Marcus Whitney, CMO at Jumpstart Foundry gave a talk at Nashville's TEDx conference. Driven by a compelling personal story and grounded in psychological concepts, Marcus explains the three steps to ...

Cohort 2014 is Officially Launched!

Published by by Matt Faulkner
On Sunday, May 18, Jumpstart Foundry kicked off its 2014 accelerator program by welcoming 10 new teams of talented entrepreneurs to the Nashville Entrepreneur Center. Over the next 3 months, this cohort will work hard and ...

Announcing Jumpstart Foundry's 2014 Cohort!

Published by by Matt Faulkner
We are pleased to announce the 2014 Jumpstart Foundry class! With 10 teams leveraging technology to solve business and consumer problems, we are confident that these teams will harness our expertise to bring significant ...

Jumpstart Foundry, Vanderbilt CTTC work to strengthen entrepreneurial programs

Published by by Matt Faulkner
Vanderbilt University’s entrepreneurial community will have greater access to Jumpstart Foundry’s (JSF) proven program for education, mentorship and networking through a new collaboration with Vanderbilt’s Center for ...

JSF60: Interview with The Skillery's Matt Dudley

Published by by Dave
JSF60: Interview with The Skillery's Matt Dudley Matt Dudley, Owner and Founder of The Skillery. Matt is a 2012 graduate of Jumpstart Foundry.  The Skillery started two years ago in Nashville as a means for people to find ...

InvisionHeart Demo Day Pitch

Published by by Dave
InvisionHeart Jumpstart Foundry Investor Day 2013: InvisionHeart Pitch from Jumpstart Foundry on Vimeo. During the summer of 2013, eight technology start-ups graduated from our intense, 14-week, business accelerator ...

NewsBreak Demo Day Pitch

Published by by Dave
NewsBreak Jumpstart Foundry Investor Day 2013: NewsBreak from Jumpstart Foundry on Vimeo. During the summer of 2013, eight technology start-ups graduated from our intense, 14-week, business accelerator program. The summer ...

Rocket Raise Demo Day Pitch

Published by by Dave
Rocket Raise Jumpstart Foundry Investor Day 2013: Rocket Raise from Jumpstart Foundry on Vimeo. During the summer of 2013, eight technology start-ups graduated from our intense, 14-week, business accelerator program. The ...

Poliana Demo Day Pitch

Published by by Dave
Poliana During the summer of 2013, eight technology start-ups graduated from our intense, 14-week, business accelerator program. The summer accelerator program ended on August 22 at our annual Investor Day. Each team got to ...

JSF59: Interview with Meevl's Milos Blasko

Published by by Dave
JSF59: Interview with Meevl's Milos Blasko  Milos Blasko is Co-Founder of Meevl.  Meevl helps companies increase their brand awareness and engage their employees. They use social media to leverage the power of employees to ...

Interview with Ledge

Published by by Dave
Guest podcast interview with Clark Buckner (ETPCast), Kelly Boothe (SouthernAlpha), and JSF COO, David "Ledge" Ledgerwood.  One of the most impressive aspects of the Jumpstart Foundry Investor Day event is the variety of ...

dVisit Demo Day Pitch

Published by by Dave
dVisit During the summer of 2013, eight technology start-ups graduated from our intense, 14-week, business accelerator program. The summer accelerator program ended on August 22 at our annual Investor Day. Each team got to ...

This isn’t going to be a history paper

Published by by Dave
Jumpstart Foundry alum, Matthew Sniff, shares his lessons learned about running a business in this guest post. Sniff is CEO and Founder of Photorankr, the ultimate social network, marketplace, and portfolio solution for ...

Zingfin Demo Day Pitch

Published by by Dave
Zingfin During the summer of 2013, eight technology start-ups graduated from our intense, 14-week, business accelerator program. The summer accelerator program ended on August 22 at our annual Investor Day. Each company got ...

Hack Nashville

Published by by Dave
On October 18th at 7 pm, Nashville coders and creators will gather for an epic, 48-hour hackathon. At Jumpstart Foundry we recognize the need to grow and support our local technology community, so we are proud to be a ...

JSF58: Interview with TestFairy's Yair Bar-On

Published by by Dave
JSF58: Interview with TestFairy's Yair Bar-On Yair Bar-On, CEO and Co-Founder of Tel Aviv startup, TestFairy. TestFairy is a service that helps Android developers do better testing. The idea came up from testing their own ...

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A New Game

Five years ago, we started as a skunk works… experimenting with various programs and strategies in an attempt to re-invent the way innovations are turned into products and launched in the market. 

Over the years we have been serious about helping our entrepreneurs, but most of our efforts have been in experimenting with the JSF platform itself.  Yes, we have helped build some great companies, but we have mostly been sharpening our swords and getting ready to change the innovation game completely…..Now, we are ready.

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