Origins of Fl!p

In an arena of innovation plagued with inefficiency and ineffectiveness, a senior entrepreneur, an innovator, and an artist join forces to pop open the eyes of nascent entrepreneurs. Knowing that successful entrepreneurs operate from a different mindset than most people and recognizing that success demands that entrepreneurs see through different eyes than the average person, they dedicate themselves to reducing the friction in the “four developments” and the amount of time it takes to create new venture success.

Yet we can’t keep from laughing at our own foibles in the new venture space.  Out of this laughter arose the idea and source material for the Flip Comic.  We hope you enjoy the humor we experience on a daily basis.

David Robinson

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Exceptionally strong artistic leader with extensive experience consulting, coaching, and facilitating creative process, organizational culture change, leadership, collaboration and education innovation, David is a lifelong visual artist with over 20 years of professional directing experience combined with wide-ranging contributions in both corporate and academic environments. He has founded schools, theater companies and small businesses. He maintains a full coaching and teaching calendar; his clients are executives, entrepreneurs, teachers, trainers, artists:  dynamic, curious, and visionary individuals and forward-thinking organizations.

Among the rings of his circus, David Robinson is also a freelance theater director and painter. In 2006 he published his first children’s book, Lucy &  The Waterfox and is currently illustrating another, Play-to-Play, due to be launched into the world sometime in the fall. In an earlier incarnation he littered the world with comics, including the single panel FLUB that was beautiful but went nowhere. He’s designed sets and costumes for several theatrical productions. His paintings are in private collections throughout the United States. He maintains a studio in Seattle’s International District.

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Skip Walter

Skip is an entrepreneur, teacher, and senior executive.  A lifetime of executive management experience, consulting and study led to the founding of Attenex where they achieved a cash flow positive state within three years.  Attenex was sold to FTI Consulting in 2008 for $91M.  In the process of being a serial entrepreneur, Skip raised more than $25 M in new venture funding for software companies in the office automation, medical, and legal industries.  The products he helped design, create, and develop are used by over five million customers.

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Theresa Knakal

Theresa is a passionate strategic leader and process innovator with more than twenty years experience in software development, driving strategies, and results-oriented management.  Theresa’s experience expands both startup companies and large corporations in the Fortune 100.  Prior to joining Flipped StartUP, Theresa ran several software engineering groups and departments at various small and large companies where she built and delivered products and services.

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