Andrew Grone



Business Operations Manager

Dougherty & Co

Equity Research Analyst

Target Canada

Sr. Business Analyst

University of Wisconsin-Madison

B.B.A. Finance, Investments and Banking



Quotation Mark

Entrepreneurs have that little bit of crazy in them that makes them believe they can achieve what so many others perceive to be impossible.

Andrew Grone


The sacrifice of stability in favor of ambiguity. In my experience, that’s the number one thing that prevents people from embarking on an entrepreneurial venture and that’s what makes me so excited for the M13 Launchpad model.

While nothing can remove the ambiguity that surrounds a startup’s chances of success and in turn, a founder’s job security, our model helps maintain some level of structure by providing something unheard of for founders: a salary and benefits.

Yes, it takes a huge leap to start your own business— and the most successful entrepreneurs have that little bit of crazy that makes them believe they can achieve what others call impossible but that opportunity shouldn’t only be available to people with certain backgrounds and resources.

That’s the most rewarding part of the Launchpad experience, for me: Seeing the ways our unconventional setup makes entrepreneurship more accessible and inclusive.

My background has been a unique cocktail of operational, supply chain, finance, and strategy experience, but I believe my biggest value add stems from the variety of workplace cultures I’ve been a part of. From working at a massive company with one of the most respected corporate cultures (Target) to holding various roles at startups from 10-40 employees, I’ve learned abot problems and solutions big and small, and emerged armed with the skills to build a culture from the ground up.

I’m most passionate about helping founders achieve their passions. I’ve found that my entrepreneurial spirit and drive shine brightest when they’re used to help those around me.


Evolving the Venture Studio Model with PepsiCo

We’re looking for 12 Founders-in-Residence to develop and test product concepts in a 12-week program.

Anna Barber & Andrew Grone

December 16, 2020

5 min read

An Accelerated Approach to Building with M13’s Launchpad

Our in-house venture studio offers strategic and operational guidance to fill gaps in founding teams.

Andrew Grone

August 22, 2020

1 min read

Awareness Not Avoidance: How to Face Common Founding Team Issues Head On

Try these strategies to overcome decision paralysis, find cost-efficient ways to fill skill gaps, and more.

Andrew Grone

March 12, 2020

5 min read

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