Tag: Red Rover

11 Mar

EO: President Elect Elect

Entrepreneurship, EO, Leadership No Comments by Tom Krieglstein

A friend of mine, Gary Tuerack, was the first person to tell me about the Entrepreneur’s Organization (EO) as a support group for people who have built businesses from the ground up. He didn’t just talk about it, he raved. So once my previous company, Red Rover, was qualified, I jumped in and joined EO. […]

02 Mar

Getting Interviewed

Entrepreneurship, Hindsight No Comments by Tom Krieglstein

Several weeks ago, a student from Baldwin-Wallace College, Drew Thomas, asked, after a training I did at their school, if he could interview me for a class project. Today we conducted the interview while I was driving between Houston and Lake Charles. Here’s the list of questions he asked with some of my answers…   […]

16 May

I Got DFT’ed…And I Didn’t Like It.

Dance Floor Theory 3 Comments by Tom Krieglstein

Last week I was part of a panel discussion for TiE on the New York startup scene. I was invited to talk about my experience as both a TechStars Alumnus and founder of Red Rover and AlumniChoose. Before the event officially started, everyone was casually networking around the room. At one point a lady popped […]

18 Nov

The Starting Founders’ Equity Equation [Founder Lessons]

After six months of exploration since leaving Red Rover, I’ve narrowed down my list of potential new projects to one that is most exciting. For now I’ll hold off on talking about the idea, but since this is my third (maybe fourth) time ramping up a new business, my goal is to be extremely transparent […]

13 Sep

Hindsight – 09/13/11 – TechStars Bloomberg TV

Hindsight, Red Rover No Comments by Tom Krieglstein

The TechStars Bloomberg documentary aired tonight. Some people on Twitter were calling it the American Idol of start-ups. I honestly wasn’t sure what to expect. We, in Red Rover, were in the NY TechStars program for 4 months and they did a TON of filming. They must have walked away with 1000s of hours of […]

28 Aug

Why Would I do Anything Else?

It’s the end of August and most schools are gearing up for students coming back to campus. That means it’s also my busiest travel season. As an example, over the past three days I took three flights, stayed in three different locations, and rented three different cars. Fall travel craziness gets insane really fast. But […]

02 Aug

Red Rover, Techstars, and Bloomberg TV [VIDEO]

Below is the tralier for an upcoming documentry airing on Bloomberg TV starting September 13th at 9pm that follows the behind-the-scense progress of ten tech companies here in NYC, including Red Rover. Click here to read the full story from TechCrunch. It’ll be interesting to watch how each company is positioned as our personalities and […]

31 Mar

Digital Mob Mentality

Uncategorized No Comments by Tom Krieglstein

The concept of mob/herd mentality has been around a while. The basic idea is that individuals acting within a crowd loose their ability to make individual rational decisions and instead move with the actions of the mob whether right or wrong. A couple weeks ago, during a Red Rover Happy-Half-Hour, the topic of Rebecca Black […]

18 Feb

Hindsight – 2/18/11 – Forced To Talk

Today we had a last minute new mentor that popped into the #TechStars offices. Kevin was already gone for the day, so Dan and I led the conversation. While there was very little business value gained from the meeting because he was in a totally different industry, I gained a lot of value from being […]

03 Feb

The Heartbeat of Red Rover [IMAGE]

Images, Red Rover, Technology No Comments by Tom Krieglstein