Entrepreneurs who want to give their business the best possible chance of success will find LaunchPad Holdings’ guided approach to business planning helpful. Glen Wakeman, co-founder of LaunchPad, once said in an Ideamensh interview that he saw too many startups with good ideas failing. He saw start-ups that naively believed that their idea was a plan; this is where LaunchPad’s planning software platform makes a difference. With LaunchPad SaaS, startups have a better chance of getting accepted by an incubator and receiving funding.
Glen Wakeman earned a BS in Economics from the University of Scranton and an MBA in Finance and from the University of Chicago. He has held a number of executive positions with an extensive global consumer finance background, in addition to being a successful investor. Wakeman’s methodology for building businesses is improving the Five Key Dimensions of Performance, which include:
- Human Capital
- Risk Management
Wakeman currently serves as an advisor to the CEO of Dreamfunded, an equity crowd funding platform in addition to serving as LaunchPad Holdings’ CEO, where his experience with angel investing, capital raising and global financing platforms is invaluable. When asked what he does, Wakeman says he matches ideas with money. Glen Wakeman also advises Sitter Bees, an app for requesting an on-demand babysitter.
Interested in machine learning that takes advantage of the enormous amounts of data available, Glen Wakeman says that it is a trend that will solve problems in business and speed up decision making.
Blogging is another of Glen Wakeman’s interests; he regularly posts about business topics, including a recent post where he advised company owners to take a hands-on approach and not assume that teams are handling tasks correctly. It is good advice and Wakeman keeps himself involved in LaunchPad’s design revisions, sales and he keeps an eye on the competition as well.