Interview with Power Moves Twin Cities

I was lucky enough to spend a few minutes this last spring with a few of the team from Power Moves. They wanted to know what it was like to start a software company in Minneapolis. It has been a rocky road for Fresh Vine – as all start ups. We’ve become profitable and outdone…

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Chosen to Pitch at Rise of the Rest

I’ve been working on a startup, Fresh Vine, for the better part of a decade. Up until this point we have kept what we’ve been doing pretty close to the chest. It wasn’t out of some grand strategy of ours. Rather its from person struggle to not be the slimy person always talking about themselves.…

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Distance to Disruption

We wrote the first lines of Fresh Vine full of audacious dreams. Creating meaningful, intuitive, and powerful software. A tool designed to help communities decentralize their leadership and empower volunteers. This would activate resources towards their mission they had never been able to use before. Leaders loved our dream, our goal, and our approach. That…

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Communicate to Maximize your Mentorship

The best thing you can do for your mentorship time is to communicate well. There are three key ways that this communication takes place that will help you to maximize your time together. Set the Agenda beforehand As entrepreneurs we have a reputation for our ability to work on the fly. Do not do this…

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Finding Mentors Worth your Time

Not all mentors are created equal. As you move forward you’ll find a lot of people with opinions for how you should be using your time and focus. All opinions are not created equal. They want you to succeed, but this doesn’t transform them into good ideas. Those worth listening to are often extremely busy…

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The Differences Great Mentors Make

Since you’re reading about mentors it tells me that – at a minimum – you believe it is valuable. I hope that these encouragements will galvanize your passion for life long mentorship. These are the three reasons why I pursue and value mentorship. Avoiding Pitfalls Your mentors live outside the noise and chaos of your…

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Mentorship will Change your Life

With my first startup back in High School I lucked out by having people enter into my life to mentor me and provide guidance. As I got older, and started my current endeavor I noticed that it required a lot more energy and intentionality on my part to connect with mentors. I’ve had dozens of…

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