Northwest Arkansas Technology Summit Features Austin’s Kerry Rupp with True Wealth Ventures


Kerry Rupp, a general partner of True Wealth Ventures in Austin, is one of the featured speakers at the 2020 Northwest Arkansas Technology Summit, which kicks off on Sunday.

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


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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 MinnesotaMost plastic bags we use today will either get incinerated or end up in a landfill somewhere.

Does Your Small Business Need Workers’ Compensation Insurance?


These include Arkansas, Georgia, New Mexico, North Carolina, and Wisconsin. These include Arkansas, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Missouri, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Utah. by Veronica Baxter. Perhaps.

Fortune: Tech entrepreneurs grab the headlines, but COVID relief should target grass-roots small businesses

VC Adventure

The article talks about the importance of small business and tells the story of one New Builder – Carmen Portillo – who is the first certified chocolatier in the state of Arkansas.

MineralSoft’s Gabe Wilcox Talks About Disrupting an Industry on the Ideas to Invoices Podcast


By Laura Lorek Publisher of Silicon Hills News and Host of the Ideas to Invoices Podcast A native of Arkansas, Gabe Wilcox and his family know firsthand the problem mineral rights owners have in managing their assets. “It It has been a very archaic industry,” said Wilcox, CEO and co-founder of MineralSoft. In the U.S., individuals […]. The post MineralSoft’s Gabe Wilcox Talks About Disrupting an Industry on the Ideas to Invoices Podcast appeared first on SiliconHills.

Reasons to Trust Your Property Management to Professionals

The Startup Magazine

Evernest has an established reputation for their property management assistance in Jackson, with locations in Mississippi’s neighboring states of Arkansas, Alabama, and Tennessee.

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. It’s one of our first Defy Colorado events and Governor Hickenlooper will be joining us for the day. There will be around 80 Entrepreneurs-in-Training. While we were planning on having spaces for 50 volunteers, we’ve already filled over 40 of them before even talking about the program so there are only a few spaces left.

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. My dad turns 81 today. He’s one of my best friends. He loves the color green. And, a few of my other friends have a birthday today (happy birthday Dave.).

I Love My Coffee (Gear & Beans Edition)

Hunter Walker

In particular give Onyx (Arkansas) and Passenger (Lancaster, PA). Coffee brings me joy. I’m not overly precious about it – if Starbucks is the best available choice so be it – but living in a great coffee city like San Francisco, I don’t see much need to consume just an average cup, whether at home, Homebrew HQ , or working from a cafe. Accordingly here’s my 2019 State of Caffeine. Beans. I generally prefer lighter and medium roasts. 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. Inventory tracking and management apps are not new; there are even mobile-based apps that allow you to track inventories from your iPad, for example.

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

Mike Michalowicz

Since boomeranging back to Arkansas in 2003, he picked up another degree (University of Arkansas MBA) and start-up experience at several companies: Springline Consulting Group (small business consultancy), Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream (Branson, MO), Rockfish Interactive (digital agency later acquired by WPP), and was employee No. Show Summary.

What Are The Statutes Of Limitations And Why Are They Important? 


3 years – Arkansas; District of Colombia; Maryland; Massachusetts; Michigan; Mississippi; Montana; New Hampshire; New Mexico; New York; North Carolina; Rhode Island; South Carolina; South Dakota; Vermont; Washington; Wisconsin .

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. I was wiped out from the week so I slept until 10am, had breakfast, and then crawled back into bed with Amy until 2pm.

How To Become A Real Estate Agent


New York state, for example, has reciprocity with several states, including Massachusetts, Georgia, Arkansas, Colorado, Oklahoma, Mississippi, West Virginia and Pennsylvania. There are nearly two million active real estate agents in the United States today, according to the Association of Real Estate License Law Officials. Real estate agents face new challenges and situations every day, so their days are never dull or boring.

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.

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. Hyman, coauthors of “ The Secrets of College Success “ Three million students will be starting college this fall. If you’re one of them, it’s a good idea to do some things right now to make the transition as easy as possible.

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

David Teten

Gail Stone , Executive Director, Arkansas Public Employees Retirement System (APERS). The Southern States Business Coalition (SSBC) is bringing some of the country’s leading Plan Sponsors, Institutional Investors, and Alternative Investment professionals to Birmingham, AL, March 3-6 for the Southern States Alternative Investment Symposium 2013.

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 had a great evening, and, like entrepreneurs everywhere, the people I got to hang out with in Arkansas are optimistic, fun, excited about what they are doing, and building the future. I’m in the Little Rock airport on my way home.

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. Though the company has its fair share of complaints, it manages to continue outperforming its previous sales records year after year. Entrepreneurs hoping to operate their own companies can learn a thing or two from this retail giant. Keep Prices Low.

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.

Hiring a Freelancer? Here’s What That Means for Your Taxes

Up and Running

Meanwhile, states like Arkansas, Missouri, New Jersey, and Vermont — as well as the District of Columbia — have established their own thresholds. The gig economy has seen tremendous growth over the past decade.

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! Relocation for work is a serious business. In addition to the obvious advantages of the new position, there are social, professional and tax ramifications tied to relocating for a job. It can be exciting as well as stressful.

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.

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.

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.

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. 19 of the 21 teams are moving forward in commercializing their technology.

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. P lay4Skill , a relatively unknown Israeli startup, has raised an second round of $400,000 from from Israeli advertising agency Adler Chomsky. P4S develops multi-player skill games, primarily focused on 3D life-like Domino games.

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. A manager is the one who actually gets up under the hood and tunes the carburetor.”. There are those who use the words “leader” and “manager” interchangeably, but their meanings are distinctly different.

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. This is a Sunday series that I call Stuff that Works.

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. I spent the day yesterday as Cookie Monster and by the time it got dark I’d had enough of Halloween so Amy and I watched Parkland last night. The reviews were so-so but we both thought it was outstanding.

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. The latest guests on Entrepreneurs are Everywhere explained why. The radio show airs on SiriusXM Channel 111 (weekly Thursdays at 1 pm Pacific, 4 pm Eastern).

Asif Zulfiqar


Asif holds the following degrees: Masters of Human Resource Management from Rutgers University and an MBA from the Arkansas State University. As an HR expert and organizational transformation consultant, Asif has partnered with organizations in the telecommunication, hospitality, retail, transportation and engineering industries, operating across the globe to help meet future challenges.

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., The popular ice cream brand Ben & Jerry’s is a certified B corporation—a type of social enterprise. A social enterprise is defined by its mission, specifically that it makes a positive contribution to a social cause.

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. I am full time student (taking the max 18 hours every semester) at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock where I’m working towards a Studio Art: Graphic Design degree. You’re studying design at the University of Arkansas in Little Rock.

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. Marketing podcast with Ryan Holiday (Click to play or right click and “Save As” to download – Subscribe now via iTunes or subscribe via other RSS device (Google Listen).

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

Austin Startup

IBM Consultants Arlinda Lott, Sandy Dochen, and Natalie Rubin Lott and Rubin, along with Sandy Dochen, IBM’s Manager of Corporate Citizenship and Corporate Affairs for Texas, Louisiana, and Arkansas, provided the guidance and stewardship that produced a strategic growth plan for Latinitas that will define future chapter models for the agency, improve and complete agency systems, and leverage those systems for new revenue generation and partnerships.

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.

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.

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? Try this: Technology, traction, and team.