Pollination Points!

Welcome to our new blog. We hope you like the new look of our website and pick up a few ideas along the way to help pollinate your ideas and grow them into business realities. We have reached out to some business leaders and experts to join in the fun and contribute on a regular basis to the blog. Future topics will include:

  • Venture Madness – A Judge’s Perspective
  • Brand Positioning And You
  • Pitching Your Business
  • Thinking Outside The Box – Heck Why Bother With A Box
  • …And more

So stay tuned as we put some finishing touches on our site! Thanks for visiting and come back soon.

Written by

Tom Fulcher – President & Founder Mr. Fulcher is the founder of The Idea Gardener® llc, a business development and marketing consulting organization and has over 25 years of management experience with start-ups, small businesses and Fortune 500 companies. Tom is co-director of ASU’s Innovation Advancement Program and has lectured at The Thunderbird School of Global Management. He serves on the Invest Southwest/Venture Madness Executive Committee, leads business seminars and workshops and is active in the angel community in Arizona. He also serves as a judge for Venture Madness, the ASU Edson program, the Arizona Innovation Challenge and as both a panelist and Entrepreneur-in-Residence for the Arizona Commerce Authority Venture Ready program. His business development and strategy consulting organization has a successful track record of helping entrepreneurs in the areas of business planning and modeling, branding and marketing strategy, preparation for capital formation, licensing and as a mentor and board member. Tom holds a B.S. in Management from Arizona State University, an MBA in Marketing from the University of Denver and a certificate in Global Leadership from the Thunderbird School of Global Management. He is a Certified Small Business Counselor and holds other certifications in International business. In addition to The Idea Gardener LLC, Tom also has ownership interests in several start-up and emerging firms in Arizona.