Are You From Where Your Were Born?

Feld Thoughts

In the article The biggest tech company founders from every state I win the callout for Arkansas. “Arkansas: Brad Feld has bounced around a lot: born in Arkansas, raised in Dallas, then lived in Boston for over a decade before moving to Boulder, Colorado. ” I was born in Blytheville, Arkansas on an air force base in 1965. Places arkansas boston Boulder dallas

Do You Consider Yourself a Texan?

Feld Thoughts

I answered that I grew up in Texas, live in Colorado, was born in Arkansas, and went to school in Massachusetts. Places arkansas Colorado massachusetts texasDid you know that 28.5714% of the partners at Foundry Group are Texans? Recently, I was asked if I consider myself a Texan. While I have a house in Alaska, I never lived there (that’s where Amy grew up.). I hadn’t really thought about this before I answered the question.

Students To Make Biodegradable Plastic Bags A Reality


But not if four University of Arkansas student have anything to say about that – the founders of cycleWood Solutions Inc. Ideaspotting biodegradable cycleWood Solutions Inc eco-friendly greentech Office for Technology Commercialization University of Arkansas University of Minnesota

Defy Colorado Graduation and Coaching Events

Feld Thoughts

Defy Colorado also has a business coaching session coming up on May 16th at the Arkansas Valley Correctional Facility in Ordway, Colorado. Defy Colorado is growing nicely after some overall challenges with the national organization in 2018. Defy Colorado is now a separate 501c(3) and my partner Jason Mendelson and his wife Jenn Mendelson have been playing a huge leadership role with the Defy Colorado team.

Happy 81st Birthday Dad

Feld Thoughts

I was assigned to Blytheville, Arkansas. Cecelia and I had to go to the library to get a map and find Blytheville, Arkansas. Blytheville, Arkansas turned out to be a glorious experience for two kids that had never lived outside of New York City and its environs.

Defy Colorado – Feb 8th With Me and Governor Hickenlooper

Feld Thoughts

As we start spinning up Defy Ventures in Colorado, we are doing a Business Coaching Day at the Arkansas Valley Correctional Facility in Ordway, Colorado.

Book: March

Feld Thoughts

While I was born in Arkansas I grew up in Dallas, Texas so I was somewhat disconnected from the dynamics of race in the deep south and instead got to experience a different dimension of it since there is generally a Texas version of most things. I had a great digital sabbath today.

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Why Am I Forbidden From Using My iPhone In US Immigration Areas?

Feld Thoughts

Customs and Border Protection in the Toronto airport, I finally got to Little Rock around 4pm, made it to the Startup Arkansas event around 5:30pm, and did two hours of open office hours, a Startup Communities talk , and general Q&A. I’m in the Little Rock airport on my way home.

The Joy Of Being Detained By U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Feld Thoughts

After a really fun day yesterday in Waterloo at Communitech , which is really impressive, I woke up at 4:30am to make my 6:30am flight from Toronto to Chicago on my way to Little Rock, Arkansas where I’m speaking at the launch of Startup Arkansas. So I bailed on the marathon, but since they’d organized the Startup Arkansas event around my schedule and managed to procure me a number for the sold out marathon, I decided to go ahead and fulfill my commitment to that.

Episode 5: Profit And Social Media Strategies With Cyndi Thomason And Brent Robinson

Mike Michalowicz

Show Summary. Cyndi Thomason, certified Profit First Professional bookkeeper, and Brent Robinson, founder of Modthink, join Episode 5 of the Profit First Podcast. Cyndi and Brent discuss driving profit in social media. Our Guests. Keeping Track Of What You Own


Kelly, a 2010 Information Technology graduate of the University of Arkansas in Fort Smith, founded and developed Denventory after experiencing firsthand the overwhelming task of creating a home inventory.

The Ebb and Flow of Work and Life

Feld Thoughts

Next weekend we are in Arkansas and I’m running a marathon. The phrase “work-life balance” is a vexing one. Some people think it is impossible. Others strive for it. Many entrepreneurs, and pundits about entrepreneurship, reject it as impossible. Others believe that figuring out how to balance work and life is a sign of a more enlightened entrepreneurial perspective.

Onward And Upward: Your Relocation For Work Guide


Arkansas. Did your dream job make an offer? It’s everything you want it to be – except it’s in another city, state, or even country altogether. Around 11% of all job seekers in 2018 relocated. The next person to make the big move could be you!

Pre-College Checklist: Ten Tips To Help You Hit The Ground Running


Jacobs is professor of Art History at the University of Arkansas. An expert in Early Modern Philosophy, Jeremy has taught at the University of Arkansas, UCLA, MIT, and Princeton University. by Dr. Lynn F. Jacobs and Jeremy S.

The Beautiful Bronx

Feld Thoughts

My parents were each born in the Bronx and lived there until they moved to Blytheville, Arkansas in 1965 for a year. My mom and dad have a wonderful gift coming to them this week. Yesterday evening I read The Beautiful Bronx 1920-1950 and The Bronx: It Was Only Yesterday, 1935-1965. Well – I mostly looked at the pictures and read the descriptions of the pictures, as that was the meat of each book, but the intro sections were also very cool.

Racism in Tech

Feld Thoughts

If you don’t know me, I’m white, Jewish, second generation American, born in Arkansas, grew up in Dallas, lived in Boston for 12 years, and I now live in Boulder, Colorado. There was a huge kerfluffle over the weekend about racism in Silicon Valley which tried to end when Michael Arrington wrote a post titled Oh Shit, I’m A Racist.

What Is the Difference Between Leadership and Management for a Nonprofit?

Board Effect

The former governor of Arkansas, Mike Huckabee , said: “A leader is the one who can outline the broad vision and the direction, and say here’s where we are going to go, here’s why we need to go there, and here’s how we are going to get there.

Parkland and Growing Up In Dallas

Feld Thoughts

I’ve only lived in a few other places – Blytheville, Arkansas from 1965 – 1966, Boston in 1967 and again from 1983 – 1995, and Boulder since 1995.

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Shut Up and Invest? Investors Weighing in on Politics

This is going to be BIG.

For the last two years, I’ve been pretty vocal about politics on social media , in my weekly tech community newsletter and on this blog. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve gotten more progressive—which is a big shift for me because I grew up conservative. More and more, I’ve felt the need to speak out—but the question was asked of me recently whether or not it does more harm than good for me professionally.

March 3-6, Birmingham, AL: Alternative Investing Conference

David Teten

Gail Stone , Executive Director, Arkansas Public Employees Retirement System (APERS).

Four Lessons New Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Walmart


Based out of Arkansas, the company started with just one store and now has retail outlets all across the country. With annual sales of more than $1 billion, Walmart is easily one of the largest companies in the United States.

Join a conference simulcast near you

Startup Lessons Learned

One of the most important things we do with The Lean Startup Conference is make a livestream of the plenary talks available for free to groups around the world, supporting entrepreneurship communities everywhere. The number of hosts has grown annually, and this year, we have 200+ groups joining us on Monday, December 3. They represent more than 10,000 people total. If you're not attending the conference in person, consider meeting up with one of these groups to watch.

Play4Skill Raises $400K for Dominoes Gambling

VC Cafe

Players located in any of the 12 states in the United States of America: Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, lowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Montana, Ohio, Tennessee and Vermont, are neither eligible to open an account with Dominoes Stars.

Asif Zulfiqar


Asif holds the following degrees: Masters of Human Resource Management from Rutgers University and an MBA from the Arkansas State University.

The American Sycamore Is Stuff That Works

Duct Tape Marketing

They grow easily in throughout the Missouri forests and on many a canoe or camping trip along the Buffalo or White Rivers in Southern Missouri and Northern Arkansas you can find massive, centuries old sycamores inviting you to take a nap in their shade.

The National Science Foundation Innovation Corps – What America Does Best

Steve Blank

Principal Investigator: Nilanjan Banerjee University of Arkansas. We ran the first National Science Foundation Innovation Corps class October to December 2011. 63 scientists and engineers in 21 teams made ~ 2,000 customer calls in 10 weeks , turning laboratory ideas into formidable startups.

What is a Social Enterprise?

Up and Running

Currently this structure is available in Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, and Washington D.C.,

Entrepreneurs are Everywhere Show No. 27: Brandon Bruce and Jack Sundell

Steve Blank

When he returned home to Arkansas, he volunteered at the Heifer Ranch in Perryville and quickly fell in love with producing and cooking fresh food. When your customers are grabbing your Minimal Viable Product out of your hands, it’s time to launch the product.

12 Questions: Meet Cyrene Quiamco (USA)

crowdSPRING Blog

Cyrene lives and studies in Little Rock, Arkansas. I landed in Little Rock Arkansas and have been living here for 13 years now. You’re studying design at the University of Arkansas in Little Rock.

A Good Answer in a Business Plan Contest

Up and Running

They’re from the University of Arkansas. Scene: two MBA entrepreneurs in an almost-empty room, pitching to five judges in an MBA-level business plan contest. There’s a projector with PowerPoint, a moderator, a table of judges, and just a few spectators.

What Is a Benefit Corporation?

Up and Running

Now, you can create a benefit corporation in: Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, and Washington D.C.,

On Winning Rice’s $1Million Business Plan Contest

Up and Running

There’s a long way to go, years in fact, but the team from University of Arkansas had to impress a lot of judges, and beat a lot of other impressive ventures, to take the first prize. What does it take to win a $1 million business plan competition?

IBM: Where Corporate Responsibility is Not a Trend, but a Lifestyle

Austin Startup

Latinitas Austin and El Paso chapters together at last for our strategic planning session with IBM. Coffee and pink cake helped with the process.

Ride a New Set of Unwritten PR Rules to Coverage in the Largest Blogs and Publications on the Planet

Duct Tape Marketing

You can go down to Arkansas and try to get the buyer to listen to your compelling story or you can get dozens of would be consumers to go ask dozens of Wal-Mart manages why they don’t carry your awesome product.

The Pros and Cons of IT Outsourcing: Globally, Nationally and Locally


In places like Georgia, North Carolina and Arkansas, skilled tech workers can be found for a fraction of what you’d pay in Silicon Valley or New York, according to Rural Sourcing Inc. Outsourcing is pretty much de rigueur for modern startups looking to conserve capital. But making outsourcing work for your startup isn’t always easy. One of the first steps is figuring out where to outsource. There are a lot of choices. The first major decision is geographical.

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Global Moot Was a “Hoot:” The Best of the Best MBA Startups

Austin Startup

Interestingly, the overall 1st and 3rd place finishers (BiologicsMD and Silicon Solar, respectively) were both deal teams from the University of Arkansas.

Why AOL's " 2.0" strategy will work. for a while

Genuine VC

Yet there are two positive key differences to today’s AOLs approach vs.’s of earlier this decade: Content generation will be driven by market mechanisms, not by the whims of guides like Sarah in Arkansas. It’s been almost month or so since the covers have been lifted on the newly public AOL and their newly refocused strategy under the helm of Tim Armstrong.

Why AOL's " 2.0" strategy will work. for a while

Genuine VC

Yet there are two positive key differences to today’s AOLs approach vs.’s of earlier this decade: Content generation will be driven by market mechanisms, not by the whims of guides like Sarah in Arkansas. It’s been almost month or so since the covers have been lifted on the newly public AOL and their newly refocused strategy under the helm of Tim Armstrong.

Don't drink the startup Kool-Aid – find a problem and try to solve it

The sale of Instagram is about as relevant to the average Joe Bloggs business founder as those news stories you hear about hailstones as large as baby heads falling in a freak storm somewhere in Arkansas. Legal Information. About Us. Contact. Become a Sponsor. Newsletter. VentureVillage.

This Week in the NYC Innovation Community – January 25, 2010

This is going to be BIG.

You are now free to marry the soon to be released Apple Tablet in California, New York, Arkansas, Ohio, Maine and Vermont. To get this list in your inbox each Monday morning, sign up here. This just in: Six states have now lifted the marriage ban. The rest of you will just have to go to one of these events to try to find human life partners: Monday, January 25th 6:00PM The Future of Music: with Lyor Cohen, CEO Rec.

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The Venture Capital Secret: 3 Out of 4 Start-Ups Fail

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Moot Corp Lesson: Even the Best Plans Change

Campus Entrepreneurship

The company, one of two finalists from the University of Arkansas, has developed a new medicine to treat osteoporosis. Tim Berry has a great post, Moot Corp Lesson: Even the Best Plans Change. It highlights the level of competence in some of the top business plan competitions and also makes clear the value in these exercises. Tim writes, One of the judges commented that what was on the slide was different from what he saw in the business plan.

How to Say Thank You :: Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct.

Duct Tape Marketing

Candi Forney My Great Grandfather owned a fruit and vegetable store in a tiny town in Arkansas.