Michael has worked in Silicon Valley for 35+ years. He owns and operates GISTICS Inc., an innovation think-tank that develops public advocacy proposals through white papers, events, and a network of accountability and advocacy websites.
Through the non-profit, Entrepreneur Futures Network, Michael has mentored 18 seedling startups, 8 of which still operate as funded and growing concerns. Michael currently serves as a retained advisor to five startups, speeding the discovery / invention of scalable business models and the design / cultivation of startup cultures that will best serve customers, employees and hyper-growth.
In his role as startup advisor, he refines insights, frameworks and tools for his forthcoming book, Unity of Intent: Building Lightweight Cultures of Elite Performance and Freedom.
Skills: Startup OKRs, Lightweight Cultures, Position Agreements, Multi-Sided Markets, Healthcare
Mentorship Programs: Entrepreneur Futures Network, Directly with CEOs and C-Suite
Do you want more startup expertise on your team?
Whether you are outside one of the startup epicenters or right in the heart of one, we invite you to consider working with Mentor Bureau to complement your existing team and accelerate your startup’s growth.
Since we are more of an accelerant instead of an Accelerator, we don’t have a standard schedule or calendar to follow. Instead, we offer the right advice for right where you are and right where you want to go. As a new startup ourselves, we follow our own advice, and will only be taking on eight (8) startups to join our first Startup Circle.
To get started, we offer a free assessment to qualifying startups. Should we both determine that Mentor Bureau has the right experience and the right talents for your specific needs, we will determine our planned areas of focus and begin working together.
AFFORDABLE, TRUSTED MENTORS
- Objective advisors help identify options and seize opportunity
- Experienced coaches optimize individual and team performance
- Mentors that appreciate you, not just your business
- Support for the design efficient processes and systems
- Wise counsel to help you (gain investment, etc.)
- Approaches that help you scale without giving away the farm
- A community of seasoned peers and mentors who understand