Tag: Student Launcher

17 Jan

Selling Our Crowdfunding Platform – Student Launcher

The vision of Swift Kick is to see a world in which every student feels welcomed, connected and engaged at their institution and retention rates are 100%. In pursuit of that vision, we’ve tried many tactics: 1) Dance Floor Theory Leadership Training 2) www.StudentAffairsCollective.org (#SAChat) 3) www.StudentLeaderCollective.org (#SLChat) 4) www.StudentLauncher.org Some of these projects are immensely […]

10 Aug

Nothing Kills a Great Story Like Data

Every entrepreneur has to be really good at telling the story of their business. Whether for sales, investing, or to employees, the better an entrepreneur is at telling the story, the more confidence those around her will have. Meanwhile, while the entrepreneur is getting good at telling the story, the entrepreneur also has to keep […]

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…   […]

28 Feb

Physical vs Digital Businesses

Today, one of my EO Forum mates toured a group of us around his newly purchased storage facility here in Atlanta. It was fun to see how excited he was to show us each floor of the place…even though every floor pretty much looked alike. It’s a storage space after all :). I don’t think […]

14 Aug

Tackling Mental Goals Like Physical Goals

Last year, a friend of mine made it a goal to run in a Father’s Day triathlon. For the past year, he woke up early to work out, watched his eating, and stayed up late to catch up on work. After a solid year of sacrifice, he achieved his goal and ran in this year’s […]

05 Jun

Zombies or Students? [IMAGE]

Humor, Images, Student Launcher No Comments by Tom Krieglstein

[Update 6/5/13 – Our name changed to Student Launcher from AlumniChoose in Fall of 2012.] Every student project that gets posted to Student Launcher needs to be verified by an official representative of the institution. It’s part of our larger quality control system for the site. Most people tend to reply with a simple yes, but […]

19 May

My Love of the Team and the Game

My first business was selling old edition textbooks online through a company called DiscountedDepot. It was very lucerative for me until the bookstores, I contracted with, realized they could do the same thing and cut me out. I really enjoyed growing the business, but I also really enjoyed growing my knowledge about how to grow […]

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 […]

14 May

I’m Out

ACbert, Fitness/Health, Friends 2 Comments by Tom Krieglstein

Each Spring, ACbert and I usually join two soccer leagues and one softball league. All the teams are fun groups, so not only do we enjoy playing, we also enjoy hanging out with the different groups.I usually only join a team after I’ve looked ahead on my calendar to know for sure that I will […]

26 Apr

A Startup Founder’s Least Favorite Type of Email

The email is from a trusted source. There is no subject. The body is super short with just an “FYI…” and a link to a site I’ve never heard of. I just assume I’m going to click through and find a company that is doing exactly what we are doing with AlumniChoose, except they are […]