Roberto Milk

Roberto is NOVICA's CEO and Co-Founder and is on a mission to impact the lives of artisans around the world. He's also on a mission to be the best husband and father (of 4!) that he possibly can be. Plus, he's on a mission to help entrepreneurs find balance, create positive relationships and be healthy. Basically, with all those missions, that makes him a very busy man on a mission.

Startup: Incubate!

It was a frigid East Coast morning and I was nervous. I had been flown out for the final interview round with a real estate investment bank, and I had a big day ahead of me. This was my last chance….

Startups: Careful with Feedback

It was a Tuesday evening and we were all sitting around Tressider. We had been going over applications for hours and had finally narrowed down our fifty plus candidates to the remaining two: a new software tool for incoming Stanford students…

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Action Plan

1. Inception ° Identify Needs  ° Listen  ° Initial Feedback                                      2. Incubation ° Build your skills  ° Build your network    3. Launch ° Test…

Listen: Shut Your Mouth. Open Your Ears.

“I’ve got another idea,” I told my girlfriend, Milena. “Volkswagen minivans are in high demand in Peru because they’re used as mini-buses. We could buy an old one here in Palo Alto, load it up with used computer parts, and…

Startups – Identify A Pressing Need

The crowd gathered inside the small, rural schoolhouse. It was Cuba. 1950. And poverty and malnutrition were rampant. Already, the situation had become desperate, and childhood mortality rates continued to climb, particularly in rural areas like this one. To make…