How to Pitch Your Idea to Investors

In a previous post, I explored how to decode venture capital lingo. Now I’m going to take you through some basic steps to prepare to make a pitch to investors. These same tips can also be used to pitch ideas to clients, business partners and potential customers. 1. Deliver Something Tangible You have a great ..

Brave New China

I had the unique opportunity to be a mentor for an innovative job shadowing program for high school students in Shenzhen, China.  Fourteen students from Yucai International High School flew to the Sacramento area for a two week home stay / job shadowing program.  I met with 5 of these bright Chinese students this week ..

Human-Centered Design Learning and My Journey

I am on a journey to explore human-centered design.  I’ve been doing social media for over 10 years now and it’s time to look in depth at how to use social media for social good by taking a 5-week human-centered design class, put on by IDEO.org.  In this class, I’ll going to learn to create ..