Friday, December 28, 2007

Can I buy you a coffee in Las Vegas?

I have attended the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas for the past seven years. First with SightSpeed, now with Mezmeriz.

If it has a circuit, it'll be here

The name is a bit of a misnomer, but "All the electronics you might possibly find at Best Buy, Radio Shack, Frys, Crutchfield, Tweeter, and The Wiz" doesn't have quite the same ring. There used to be show called Comdex that involved all computer stuff, but that has also been absorbed by the massive CES amoeba.

It's the place to be, so I'll be there again this year. If you are going to be attend, drop me a line and we'll meet for a coffee and an chat.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Pencils Ready - Mez is hiring!

I am often asked "Mezmeriz sounds cool, how can I get involved". Previously, the answer has been "Work for all equity, and I'll see about paying in dollars later".

No more!

We have actually been hiring for a little while now, but doing it quietly. Today we posted our first public hiring notice for Memzeriz to Craigslist.

Engineers not using pencils can also apply

If you are interested and qualified, send us a letter and resume. Tell your friends to too!

If you are still interested in joining the company, but not a circuit design engineer, don't fret! We'll be doing more public hiring soon. Look for a jobs page to appear on our website, and lots of other fun stuff to come soon.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Save These Dates: April 10 & 11, 2008

Make attending the 2008 Cornell Entrepreneurship Celebration your New Year's resolution:

plus, April in Ithaca is spectacular!

Last year the event sold out over two weeks in advance and most events were standing room only. This thing is huge and getting bigger. Be part of it!

Click here to learn more and to get on the mailing list.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

The SUV of TV's

A quote from this article in today's Wall Street Journal: "42-inch plasma set can consume more electricity than a full-size refrigerator". On average, the television is now the 4th biggest consumer of electricity in the home.

Gosh, what ever should we do?

Fortunately, we at Mezmeriz are working on a solution. Our 60" television will run on less than $5 electricity a year. If you see Al Gore, he can thank me later.

Friday, December 07, 2007


Fellow Cornell MBA Kevin Saliba was recently promoted to CEO of innovative art company ImageKind. Congratulations Kevin!

Serious about Artist Entrepreneurs

ImageKind allows artists to be entrepreneurs. The site allows artists to directly sell high quality prints of their work. ImageKind charges a flat fee to put the artwork on high quality paper, canvas, and/or frame it. The artist gets to set their own royalty rate. It's that simple!

PS. Mom, after you buy me a Comet Skateboard, I'd like a print of
Yeti by Christopher Bonnette
for Christmas.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Big for the Unders

The new and improved Cornell Undergraduate Business Idea Competition is back and better than ever. The emphasis is on good ideas. The best ideas solve real problems with novel and cost effective solutions.

The Deadline is December 7th!

Got Ideas? Enter the Big Idea Competition! All you need to do is answer 5 simple questions. Submit your idea here.