Programmer

Coding is my creative outlet. There is nothing more beautiful that a simple and elegant solution to a complex problem; except of course solving a problem your users care about.

Entrepenuer

The job of an entrepreneur is to turn hard work into value. I love hard work and I love providing value. Few people understand the rewards of creating a sustainable business.

Community Builder

It takes a village to build a company. It takes leaders to build a community. Paying it forward and giving without expectation is powerful.

Executive Leader

Executing business and grinding it out definitely serves up new challenges every single day; but driving growth, building value, and winning never gets old.

Welcome

Hello InterWebs.  Thanks for stopping by. I love to code and execute business.  Getting seriously passionate about building tech startup communities in unexpected places. I love working with other community builders, entrepreneurs, engineers, researchers and just about anyone who dreams bigs and wants to work hard. Feel free to poke around the site, I am not the best web designer in the world, but I wanted to start putting my thoughts out there and just engage.

~Micahel

Recent Posts

  • October 28, 2017
    There is a lot of media coverage, hype, and trendiness around "Start Ups". Who is the next Unicorn? Who raised the latest eight figure round? Who is disrupting what? There is a ton of advice (blogs, videos, etc.) addressing the various aspects of being a Start Up founder and how
  • June 12, 2017
    A few weeks ago Matt Paulson authored a great piece entitled "Four Things Sioux Falls Needs to Become an Entrepreneurial City". In Matt's post, he identified four main things that the Sioux Falls community needs to foster entrepreneurial growth: More Collisions - between potential partners, founders, employees, etc. Better Story Telling - of our entrepreneurial
  • January 22, 2017
    Last night we had the first "Sioux Falls - Tech Pints" events at WoodGrain, Brewing Company in down town Sioux Falls, SD. The premise of the event was to gather together people interested in the Tech / Tech Startup Scene in Sioux Falls.  The first event was a bit of an
  • November 17, 2016
    I had the opportunity last night to sit on a open panel discussion in Sioux Falls, SD focused on the future of tech startups. It was a great night, with lots of energy, and lots of ideas shared about how to take Sioux Falls to the next level. For reference the
  • November 14, 2016
    I had the pleasure of serving as a judge at the "Launch Pad" event sponsored by CenturyLink and hosted by The Bakery in Sioux Falls, SD. The event featured five StartUps giving short 5-minute pitches followed by 10 minutes of questions from four judges and / or the audience. The