Our Story

Glenn: It used to be entrepreneurs were treated like hucksters at a fair, hawking their inventions while cautious passerby’s would gaze with guarded suspicion.  But now, thanks to Shark Tank and crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter, inventors and entrepreneurs are looked upon more favorably, and are being supported more for their efforts.

Scott: Yes, back when I started Rollerblade, the term “entrepreneur” didn’t hardly even exist.

Madeline: Well, now there is an Entrepreneur Major at the University of Minnesota.

Rolling Thunder Review recognizes that bringing a project from an idea to a successful business is often a long, lonely path, with no guarantees.

The innovative process is always filled with twists and turns.  There are often dead ends.  Through the journey, the entrepreneur ALWAYS must have one eye on where they are going and the other eye on their wallet.  Every stage in the process can be expensive.

  • Legal
  • Prototyping
  • Test marketing
  • Advertising
  • Inventory
  • Production

We have been down these roads.

And we want to encourage and assist others navigating their own path.  Entrepreneurs choose the road less traveled.  It’s unknown, but exciting.

We are here to help you navigate your path.

We connect these two groups:

People with great ideas who want to succeed:

  • college kids
  • parents working from home
  • corporate foot solders battling in the trenches.

 People who have succeeded and want to help others:

  • retired executives
  • entrepreneurs who have shipped
  • corporate foot solders tired of battling in the trenches.

What’s the key?

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Execution.

Ideas are easy.  Business plans are (arguably) over rated.  Sure, we have to have our act together, but execution is the key.  Execution takes commitment and hard work.  And even then, there are no guarantees.  But who says that hard work is no fun?

Innovation should be fun.  We want to have fun and have our projects succeed.