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December 4, 2019

First off, thank you all for supporting us in this venture.  All startups are difficult, but social enterprise has an added layer of challenge and we knowingly went after an energy saving CleanTech product that had a history of being difficult to sell. The Phoenix is a...

June 7, 2019

I don’t mean to be a tease about the whole change-of-direction thing.  When I started telling you about it back at the beginning of May, I really thought I would get to the punchline in that first post.  But once I got into writing about what we had been through,...

May 15, 2019

So, there we were in Limbo, and not the fun, dancing under a stick kind.  An unseen force crushed our hopes. We had a crisis of commitment and thought about looking for other professional paths that might be less soul wrenching for us and our families.  And we came out...

May 6, 2019

Hey everyone.  We're back.  Sorry for the prolonged silence.  It wasn't really by choice.  It's a tale of ups and downs, fear and uncertainty, hope and despair.  In the end, there was soul crushing disappointment...but also a silver lining that has redefined our path f...

November 14, 2018

Hey everybody.  Did you miss us?  A funny thing happened on the way to the July-August update...I didn’t write one.  I’m really sorry about being out of touch for so long and I hope that people didn’t imagine the worst.  We are still here and still moving ahead. We are...

February 7, 2018

Sorry I’m a bit late on this one.  Our pitch to The Herkimer-Oneida Community Foundation (aka. The Foundation) is this week.  Preparing for that has had much of my attention.  Getting a significant amount of capital in (we are asking for $100K) would be huge for increa...

January 3, 2018

So, December was all about trying to leverage the momentum from our AFRL pitch competition win into sales, funding, and strategic relationships.  But it was also December, the lost month.  OK, probably only the lost two weeks, but still a challenging time to get people...

November 27, 2017

We hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving break with plenty of food and family.  We are gearing up for pitch competition #2 this month.  This one is a little lower key for a local audience in Rome, NY.  It's the capstone of our participation in AFRL's Commercialization...

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