Public Innovation Training, NW Indiana

Gregg Fraley

Attention Michiana, NW Indiana, Chicago. The Society of Innovators at Purdue University Northwest (PNW) aims to contribute to economic and community development throughout the region as the champion of innovation in Northwest Indiana. Located in Northwest Indiana, near Chicago, PNW fosters a vibrant academic community through high quality and engaging undergraduate and graduate education. Public Training Offering — Getting Innovation Started.

IBM and Indiana Jones

deal architect

Since Apple introduced the Siri personal assistant with the new iPhone 4S I have read several blogs how much better it is compared to Google Voice Search or to GPS and other voice recognition products. How about compared to IBM. Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP


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Indiana Innovation, Gonzeaux #2, Who is Nick Tippman?

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Bloomington, Indiana, Tuesday May 8, Gonzeaux #2. Indiana is the state of Nick Tippmann. The future of Indiana Innovation that’s who (and not Bobby Knight). More on Nick and Bobby below, but first, Observations: Indiana is very flat. How many state cops does Indiana employ? Yes, Indiana is the home of Gary and Hammond, former industrial centers, but Indiana, just by observation, is a small business state.

MoshPit Workshop — Reinvent Your Business @ The NIIC

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Intensive Program Helps Small Business Owners in Indiana Survive and Grow. Indiana Business Owners: Sign Up Now, It’s FREE, Starts August 12th. If you’re an Indiana business leader, it’s FREE.

Kelley Institute for Social Impact Launched at Indiana University

Campus Entrepreneurship

Indiana’s Kelley School of Business has entered the social entrepreneurship space, focusing on undergraduates. via Kelley Institute for Social Impact supports increasing business student interest in engagement: IU News Room: Indiana University.

Retro Motorcycles Signal Innovation In Goshen, IN

Gregg Fraley

Janus Motorcycles in Goshen, Indiana is creating hand-crafted, small batch motorcycles. Next, they’re American and making something almost entirely in Northern, Indiana. Goshen, Indiana, which for those of you who read this around the country is something like Andy Griffith’s Mayberry, but without the southern accents. Manufacturing in America — Using the Past to Create an Innovative Future.

Minimum Wage Boost in Silicon Valley Ups the Cinderella Factor

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Don’t we want the little school from Hickory, Indiana to win the state championship? I’d personally like to see Silicon Valley open its doors to immigrants from distant lands like Michigan, Kentucky, Alabama — even Hoosiers from Indiana. Sometimes Cinderella Boys Hit Innovation Holes-in-One. Let’s put politics aside for a moment and pretend the minimum wage is not a party-centric issue. Let’s look at it from a pragmatic perspective if possible.

“Open For Business” is a Promise Made

Gregg Fraley

The law recently passed in Indiana (Religious Freedom Restoration Act) is being fiercely debated. Creativity and Self-Expression Customer Service Economic Development Entrepreneurial Innovation Politics & Government civil rights Creativity discrimination entrepreneurship Governor Mike Pence Indiana Open for Business religious freedom Religious Freedom Restoration Act Wilkes-Barre PA Open for Business . It’s a real joy when a business opens its doors for the first time.

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Innovation, like eggs, is cheaper in the country

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Ironic that they are starting their roll out in Nappanee, Indiana — Amish country. Eric is the President of the Indiana Development Corporation. This post is about an innovative company called aXess America , but first… Do you assume that broadband web access is nearly universal? It’s not. Millions of rural Americans have no, or quite poor, web access. Our government allocated part of the 2.9

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Baby Steps To Breakthrough In Regional Economic Development

Gregg Fraley

Creative Problem Solving (CPS) Creativity and Self-Expression Entrepreneurial Innovation Leadership Reshoring Start-ups Baby Steps Bill Murray Bob Eckert CPS creative effectiveness Creativity Economic Development Four Baby Steps for Economic Developers Indiana innovation culture innovation in Economic Development Jack''s Notebook Joseph Juran Kodak leadership regional culture regional development regional economic development Richard Florida South Bend What About Bob

Accounting education and clouds

deal architect

Purdue University; University of California, Los Angeles; University of Toronto; Arizona State University; Indiana University; Marietta College; University. NetSuite has announced that thirteen North American university accounting programs have adopted its software as a key component of their degree curricula. Industry Commentary

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The Labyrinth of Innovation Death

Gregg Fraley

FYI:I’m doing a public workshop in Portage, Indiana, in association with the Society of Innovators at Purdue Northwest, on September 19th, where this is the main topic. The Classic Pitfalls of Innovation. Mandates, Training, Process, Talent, Conflict, Risk. Where Have Your Initiatives Failed? Innovation programs are like a labyrinth designed to have you lose your way — and die! Organizations fail with initiatives for many reasons, with lots of good intentions.

5 Makeover Ideas to Revamp Your Unimpressive Exterior

Women Entrepreneurs Can

You keep on looking for ideas all around Indiana but cannot make up your mind as to which ones to implement and which to let go of. Remember that the style that you choose for your property in Indiana is an expression of your personality and your feelings.

The Key To A Successful Non-Profit Marketing Campaign

Duct Tape Marketing

Emily Heck is a Central Indiana marketing strategy consultant and owner of Evergreen Strategic Communications. The Key To A Successful Non-Profit Marketing Campaign written by Sara Nay read more at Duct Tape Marketing.

Bio Roundup: Trump, Gottlieb, Gene Therapy Prices, IPO Hopes & More

Austin Startup

Welcome to the new year. What will it bring? Hopefully a lot less hatred, greed, stupidity, and angst than 2017. But we’re not holding our breath. We emerged from the winter break pondering several of the year’s burning biopharma questions, including the volatility of the U.S. president and what it means for the biopharmaceutical business, a frequent target of his scattershot rants.

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Top 5!

The Entrepreneurial Mind

Fortune named their Top 5 schools for entrepreneurship : Babson College Indiana University University of Texas St. Louis University Belmont University -- How about that!!

Welcoming Bobby Schnabel Back to CU Boulder

Feld Thoughts

In 2007 when he left CU Boulder to become the Dean of the School of Informatics and Computer at Indiana University I was bummed for CU Boulder (but happy for Bobby and Indiana University.) Bobby Schnabel has returned to CU Boulder as the College of Engineering and Applied Science faculty director for entrepreneurial leadership , external chair of computer science, and campus thought-leader on computing.

Top 4 Real Estate Ventures an Entrepreneur Can Tap to Make Colossal Profits

The Startup Magazine

For instance, there are homes for sale northwest Indiana that will allow you to make a killing if you know how to approach potential clients. With the above real estate business ventures you can tap into, you can take advantage of homes for sale in northwest Indiana and make a killing.

SmarterHQ Opens Austin Office


This is the company’s first office outside of its Indiana headquarters. […] The post SmarterHQ Opens Austin Office appeared first on SiliconHills. SmarterHQ, an online marketing platform, announced this week the opening of its new office in Austin. The company, based in Indianapolis, recently received $8 million in financing led by the Simon Venture Group. The five year old startup has raised $20 million to date.

[Interview] Zack Creed, Oakville Golf Instructor On Entrepreneurship, Career Transitions


While working at The Hawthorns Golf & Country Club in Fishers, Indiana, Zack qualified for and played in the 2012 and 2013 Indiana Open tournaments. While working as the co-first assistant professional at the Highland Golf & Country Club in Indianapolis in 2014, he was a finalist for Indiana Professional of the Year. Oakville’s Zack Creed would say golf was in his blood.

Small Business Saturday Spotlight: Hoosier Cupcake?

Up and Running

Located in Crown Point, Indiana, Hoosier Cupcake? offers a decadent and delicious assortment of cupcakes ranging from the Vixen to the Tinsel Town to the Fighting Irish! . Hoosier Cupcake? is offering $2 off delivery on Small Business Saturday. Check out their mouthwatering selection at Business Planning

The Movie “For Here or to Go?” Depicts the Plight of H1-B Visa Workers in the U.S.


first under a graduate student Visa at Indiana University and later as a […] The post The Movie “For Here or to Go?” Rishi Bhilawadikar created the movie, “For Here or to Go?” ” to tell the story of H1-B Visa workers in the U.S. living in limbo. He knows the story firsthand. For 12 years, Bhilawadikar, a native of India, has been in the U.S.

Cash Crunch? 5 Unconventional Ways To Fund Your Startup


by Daniel Pigg , director of business engagement and an instructor at Indiana State University. Daniel Pigg is the director of business engagement and an instructor at Indiana State University.

Techstars Austin’s Jason Seats on Startup Grind San Antonio


His heroes were Carl Sagan and Richard Feynman growing up and the fictional Indiana Jones. Jason Seats loved playing with Lego blocks as a kid and even did college projects with Legos as a young adult. At the age of eight, he thought he wanted to be an archaeologist. But even as a little kid […] The post Techstars Austin’s Jason Seats on Startup Grind San Antonio appeared first on SiliconHills.

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


2 years – Alabama; Alaska; Arizona; California; Colorado (3 years for car accidents); Connecticut; Delaware; Georgia; Hawaii; Idaho; Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; Kansas; Minnesota; Nevada; New Jersey; Ohio, Oklahoma; Oregon; Texas; Virginia; West Virginia; .

Why You Should Run Your City Like A Startup


By Scott Fadness, Mayor of Fishers, Indiana. As the first Mayor of Fishers, Indiana , Scott Fadness is committed to seeing it become a smart, vibrant, entrepreneurial city. 90 percent of startups fail. With such a high failure rate, why would I, the leader of a municipality thousands of miles from Silicon Valley, model my leadership style after that of an entrepreneur?

Thought-leaders Share Which Entrepreneurs They Consider Successful


billion USD, used to sell stamps door-to-door as a kid and gave disco lessons to meet his educational expenses through Indiana University. Finding an entrepreneur you admire is a way to model your own behavior toward success.

5 Strategies To Thrive In Customer-Driven Disruption

Startup Professionals Musings

Disney, for example, has managed to maintain its broad entertainment appeal by evolving from Mickey Mouse cartoons, to Old Yeller type movies, Pixar animation movies, to Star Wars and Indiana Jones. In my experience as a business consultant, I find than most people still believe that technology drives business disruption. I’m more convinced that technology merely enables disruption, and changing customer interests and needs really causes it.

Does Your Small Business Need Workers’ Compensation Insurance?


by Veronica Baxter. Perhaps. Statutory workers’ compensation laws are particular to each state, but in general, businesses having employees that are not large enough to self-insure must carry workers’ comp insurance.

Rewards of a Diverse Nonprofit Board: Making a Commitment to LGBTQ and DEI

Board Effect

associate dean for research and international programs at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at IUPUI, “Diverse board members can improve the organization’s philanthropic engagement through increased board member participation, fundraising, and advocacy.”.

Lean Startup Conference 2018 is Coming to Las Vegas

Startup Lessons Learned

South Bend, Indiana went from Rust Belt to Tech Belt with EdTech in the Bend. After eight years in San Francisco, the Lean Startup Company's annual flagship conference is moving to downtown Las Vegas. From November 14 - 16, at the Zappos Campus, Lean Startup Conference 2018 will feature all-new workshops, speakers, and networking events covering all the latest Lean Startup insights and innovations. I'm excited to tell you more about it. When Zappos approached Lean Startup Co.

CO Impact Days: Unicorns, Zebras, Ponies, and Donkeys

Feld Thoughts

Indiana is bringing a cohort of ten community leaders, Washington is bringing five, and Maryland is bringing three. VCs love to talk about Unicorns, where a giant return is possible. Some friends in the impact investing world have recently started talking about generating giant returns by investing in Zebras (such as a nonprofit building in rural Colorado) and Ponies (an immigrant restaurant in Seattle currently using payday lending at 35% for their working capital).

6 Stories of Successful New Entrepreneurs to Inspire Your Business

Up and Running

An engineering services firm, TRISTAR is the first woman and minority-owned firm based in Indiana to offer the Department of Defense (DoD) technical support services. New tech entrepreneurs can find it difficult to surmount the onslaught of obstacles to getting a new business off the ground.

Startup Survival Skills Through Arts Education

Austin Startup

Employees who do this are priceless because they accelerate a culture of business innovation in the workplace,” says Charlotte Westerhaus-Renfrow, clinical assistant professor of management and business law at Indiana University Kelley School of Business. Arts Education Preps Tomorrow’s Entrepreneurs ZACH Theatre Education?—?Collaboration, Collaboration, Resilience, and Fanning a Creative Spark ZACH Theatre Education Students. AxelB Photography. Austin, TX)?—?The

Top Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Programs | US News

Campus Entrepreneurship

3) Indiana University — Bloomington. Here are the top 10 undergraduate entrepreneurship programs for 2010 according to US News and World Report: 1) Babson College. 2) University of Pennsylvania. 4) University of Southern California. 5) Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 6) University of Arizona. 7) University of Texas — Austin. University of California — Berkeley. 9) Syracuse University. 10) Ball State University. Looks like the usual suspects.

Smart Like VanDerveer: Four Lessons Leaders Can Learn From The Coach Of Stanford’s Women’s Basketball Team


As a student, she watched Knight coach every single Indiana University home game and every practice during Indiana’s greatest season. by Forbes magazine publisher Rich Karlgaard and author of “ The Soft Edge: Where Great Companies Find Lasting Success “ The Stanford University women’s basketball team almost always makes the Final Four. This year is no exception.

Startup CEO, Second Edition


For example, the State of Indiana passed a law intended to not force people to do things that contravened their religious beliefs but it had the side effect of legal descrimination against LGBT citizens.

The Power of Negative Thinking (Squared)

Growthink Blog

No, it has to be real and serious and buttressed by what famed Indiana basketball coach Bobby Knight calls in his best-selling book The Power of Negative Thinking. For many businesses, in these pre-Labor Day workdays and the unofficial “ End of Summer ” things slow painfully down. Projects and deals take twice as long and sometimes feel twice as hard.



Unfortunately, it turned out visitors to NY from Colorado and Indiana, the two states we were traveling from, needed to quarantine for 10 days when they got to NY. (Written by both my Bolster co-founder Cathy Hawley and me).

Trophy Entrepreneurs Can Land Trophy Investors

Startup Professionals Musings

Main Street Venture Fund LLC, an angel fund of about 25 private investors, was formed by Ruffolo Benson LLC in northeast Indiana with the intention of bringing together area entrepreneurs and private investors to create economic value for the region. By Joseph A. Bockerstette, Main Street Venture Fund Angel investing in most parts of the country remains a relatively informal and unstructured process.

Podcast on the future of VC and how mindfulness can help founders

The Equity Kicker

He explains why they chose Indiana Jones, Yoda, and Leonardo Da Vinci as the three individuals who capture what they want to be at Forward. A couple of weeks back I did an interview with Abadesi Osunsade from Product Hunt. We discussed a number of themes close to my heart, including the future of venture, Forward Partners culture and the power of mindfulness practice. Embed here, and more detail of what we discussed below. Originally published on Product Hunt last week.).

Remote Work, Not Taxes, Threatens Cities: Why That Threat has Peaked but Others Remain

This is going to be BIG.

It’s not like you can choose between a fully detached house in Manhattan versus one in Indiana. Recently, NYC Mayoral Candidate Andrew Yang got asked about raising income taxes on the wealthiest New Yorkers. He opposed such a measure to close the city and state’s budget gap, worrying that New Yorkers will leave because of tax increases. That’s not surprising. Yang himself left the city when the pandemic hit, moving up to his home in New Paltz.

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.