Susan Coleman

About Susan Coleman

Susan joined the ANSYS team in July 2016 as the Marketing Manager of Academic and Startup Programs. She has over 16 years of leadership experience in sales and marketing, and is excited to be working on programs that strive to put simulation in the hands of those building and designing our future. View Susan Coleman’s LinkedIn profile. https://www.linkedin.com/in/susancoleman3

A Great Read with Advice Every Startup Needs to Know

entrepreneur startupEvery so often I come across a great read I think is so worthwhile that I want to share it with the world. This is the feeling I got when I read Henrik Zillmer’s recent startup blog post, What Every Future Entrepreneur Needs To Know, Part 1. The only change I would make is removing the word “future” from his title because quite frankly I think ALL entrepreneurs (past, present, and future) could benefit from his words.

Of course, there are lots of articles and blog posts that make running a startup sound like the coolest and trendiest thing to do these days, but Henrik doesn’t glamorize the investment one must make to be successful when choosing this path and he gives real, useful advice. Continue reading

5 Don’t Miss Startup Events in 2017 You Should Check Out Now

Startup companies have tons of events to choose from every year locally, nationally, and even globally. These startup events range in benefits and sometimes target entrepreneurs working in a similar industry or technology. Some of the largest events boast the best keynote speakers, opportunity to network with the most sought after investors, and coolest venues. However, as a startup you may only be able to swing traveling to one of these events each year. Take your time, research, and thoughtfully consider which event will provide the most value to your business.

Here’s my list of five research-worthy startup events happening in the first half of 2017. Continue reading

Leveraging Simulation for your Funding Pitch — Building a Strong Startup

startup funding pitchIf you do a quick Google search, you will find many articles and resources that offer tips on creating a solid funding pitch. For the purpose of this blog, I am referencing Chance Barnett, CEO of CrowdFunder, who has raised millions in angel and venture capital, and seen thousands of company pitches on his company’s website. (You can find all his recommendations and download his pitch deck template.)

But, I want to highlight how an entrepreneur could add simulation to their pitch deck to strengthen their message and add credibility to the proposed project. Continue reading