Kentucky Innovation, Gonzeaux #5 — Marijuana & Other Secrets

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Elizabethtown, Kentucky — Friday May 11, 2012, Gonzeaux #5. So, in Kentucky there are two big innovation secrets. Kentucky used to grow a lot of tobacco, they still do, but the new cash crop, increasing in the recession years, is bluegrass state pot.

Kentucky Liquor Company Buys Austin’s Deep Eddy Vodka

SiliconHills

Heaven Hill Brands of Kentucky announced this week it is buying Austin-based Deep Eddy Vodka for an undisclosed amount. The Wall Street Journal in May reported that the Austin-based company was for sale and estimated its valuation at between $165 million and more than […] The post Kentucky Liquor Company Buys Austin’s Deep Eddy Vodka appeared first on SiliconHills.

Start Your Business: From Truck Driver to Owner-Operator

The Startup Magazine

There are also restrictions on cargo types in various areas throughout the country, such as the Cumberland Gap tunnel in Kentucky and Tennessee.

Sustaining Innovation vs. Disruptive Innovation

The Startup Magazine

Technology amazon Apple Blockbusters brian neese Campbellsville University Clayton Christensen disruptive innovation disruptor EdTech Education Faisal Hoque Kentucky leadership markets Netflix online MBA Pfizer sustaining innovation

Kentucky EClub Pairs with VC Backed Color to Expand the Final Four Experience

Campus Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship students at the University of Kentucky are taking advantage of their schools participation in the Final Four to partner with a hot, well financed ($41 Million from A-List VCs ) photo sharing/joining application maker — Color. Sounds like the University of Kentucky EClub has some serious ideas and a willingness to go after them. via Entrepreneurship Club pairs with smartphone app to bring ultimate fan experience to campus for Final Four : The Kentucky Kernel.

Minimum Wage Boost in Silicon Valley Ups the Cinderella Factor

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

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.

More New Florence

deal architect

on the innovation blog Software Easter Eggs Learning from 2 pros – Charlie Feld and Guy Kawasaki Google’s cleantech initiatives Useful gizmos under $ 25 Kentucky – thoroughbreds and technology. Innovative Business Uses of Technology

[ADV] The Dr. Satyabrata Chatterjee Technique – Achieving Medical Success Through Word Of Mouth

YoungUpstarts

He is a leading cardiology expert in London, Kentucky and one of the finest in the state. This made London, Kentucky one of the leading hotspots for people in need of cardiovascular surgery closely following top states like Rochester, MN, and Cleveland, OH among others.

Funding All Projects on DonorsChoose in Alaska

Feld Thoughts

Or, the time I got a note from Norma Gibson at Carr Creek Elementary in Littcarr, Kentucky. Amy and I just funded all of the unfunded DonorsChoose projects in Alaska as part of the annual DonorsChoose #BestSchoolDay event. As part of the #BestSchoolDay program, your donation is matched. In all of the Alaska projects, Aspect Ventures matched our donation. Huge thanks to Jennifer Fonstad, Theresia Gouw, and team!

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Alternative Financing for International Sales

The Entrepreneurial Mind

Auburn Leather Company , located in Auburn, Kentucky, manufacturers leather laces for footwear and sporting equipment. i] “Kentucky Lace Company Boosts Sales and Increases Workforce with Ex-Im Bank Financing,” Export-Import Bank of the United States, n.d.,

[Review] Beam, Straight Up

YoungUpstarts

It’s uncanny, but you’ll find you may just hear a Kentucky drawl as you go through the pages, but by and large “ Beam, Straight Up ” is a great read. What does it mean to create and dominate an entire category in an industry?

Small Business Calendar of Events

Up and Running

8th Annual Kentucky Innovation and Entrepreneurship Conference: The Annual Kentucky Innovation and Entrepreneurship Conference (8th KIEC) will bring together distinguished speakers, tech-based economic development practitioners, researchers, innovators, entrepreneurs, students and postdoctoral fellows. It’s a new month, and time for a new feature – the Bplans Small Business Calendar.

Depression and Entrepreneurs

Feld Thoughts

It doesn’t surprise me that I feel down and flat as I sit here in the Charlotte, North Carolina airport on my way to Lexington, Kentucky on day 16 of a 19 day trip. Amy and I wrote a meaningful amount about entrepreneurs and depression in Startup Life. Since we finished the final draft a few weeks ago, I’ve given several talks where depression came up as I’ve woven my own experience with depression into the short (less than 15 minute) version of my story.

My Perfect Saturday of Fire and Fury

Feld Thoughts

” I wonder if there will be a horse named Stable Genius in the Kentucky Derby in the next few years. Yesterday was a perfect Saturday. I decided to do a digital sabbath so on Friday night at 5 pm I shut down my computer. Amy made a nice small dinner of leftover cauliflower soup with farfalle pasta. We then went downstairs and finished off the Burns/Novick The Vietnam War. I woke up mid-morning on Saturday. I meditated for a half hour.

Franchises Finding International Niches

The Entrepreneurial Mind

Kentucky Fried Chicken first came to Vietnam in 1997 through the vision of Singapore entrepreneur and franchisee Tony Chew. ENTREPRENEURIAL PROFILE : Tony Chew: KFC Vietnam. One of the more active regions for international franchising is Southeast Asia.

[US] [Event] Launch Tennessee’s Southland Conference To Highlight South’s Top 50 Startup Companies

YoungUpstarts

Startup Map & Trends Analysis – September 2012

Gust

However, the states with the highest monthly increase in percentage terms were South Dakota, Kentucky, and Hawaii, also likely due to their small baselines, but yet demonstrating a potentially interesting trend. September’s Startup Map showcases the latest trends in startup profiles created on Gust between September 1 st and September 30 th.

10 Tips From Entrepreneurs Who Made Their Own Luck

Startup Professionals Musings

Colonel Sanders started at a late age to build his chicken recipe into KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken). Did you ever wonder why some entrepreneurs always seem to have all the luck and success, while others never seem to catch a break?

19 Entrepreneurs Share Their Business Goals for 2018

Hearpreneur

We at KYDS LLC (Kentucky **Distillation** Services) are fundamentally changing the science of industrial hemp extracts. In 2018, our core focus will be expanding our footprint locally first here in Kentucky and internationally, and job creation.

Cultivating A Culture Of Excellence From The Ground Up

YoungUpstarts

In my first year at Ole Miss, five supervisors and I visited Vanderbuilt, University of Louisville, University of Kentucky and several other campuses.

PressIt, An Easy Way To Convert Original Content Into Merchandise

YoungUpstarts

10 Survival Strategies From Winning Team Leaders

Startup Professionals Musings

Colonel Sanders started at a late age to build his chicken recipe into KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken). Did you ever wonder why some entrepreneurs always seem to have all the luck and success, while others never seem to catch a break?

10 Ways Successful Entrepreneurs Beat the Odds

Startup Professionals Musings

Colonel Sanders started at a late age to build his chicken recipe into KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken). Did you ever wonder why some entrepreneurs always seem to have all the luck and success, while others never seem to catch a break?

6 Texas-Style Business Lessons That Every Entrepreneur Can Take To The Bank

YoungUpstarts

The biggest business – oil – is always negotiated with a good bottle of Kentucky Sour Mash on the table. By Theresa Roemer, CEO of Theresa Roemer , LLC. As author John Steinbeck said “Texas is a state of mind. Texas is an obsession. Above all, Texas is a nation in every sense of the word.”

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Last week I traveled with Usher and Matt Ryan

Jeff Hilimire

And then this weekend on my way to the Dome to watch the Hoosiers take on Kentucky, I was on Marta with Matt Ryan (Matty Ice to you Falcons fans). Silly post, but on a flight to London last week I was a few rows behind Usher.

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.

[Review] How To Speak American

YoungUpstarts

A Must Read Book for the Educated Class

Both Sides of the Table

grew in a single-parent (often zero parent) lower-income home in Middletown, Ohio and spent much of his youth also in his family’s cultural home of Jackson, Kentucky. I just finished Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance. I can’t recommend this book strongly enough. I loved it in so many ways.

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Keep Your Secret Sauce Secret

Mike Michalowicz

When is the last time you whipped up a batch of Kentucky Fried Chicken at home? Not the time you tried and nearly burned the kitchen down, the time you actually replicated the Colonel’s sacred original recipe – perfectly? What’s that? You never quite pulled it off? How could you?

Naming Your Business: Process and Pitfalls

The Startup Magazine

This is why Minnesota Manufacturing and Mining became 3M in 2002 and why Kentucky Fried Chicken adopted KFC in 1991. Company names like Apple, Amazon and eBay evoke an image of success and cutting-edge technology.

5 Successful Entrepreneurs Who Started Late In Life

Mike Michalowicz

Colonel Harland Sanders, Founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken. Entrepreneurship is for the young. After all you need energy, stamina, relentless focus, and the most important thing, time on your side. The key to successful entrepreneurship is simply doing it.

[Review] Monster Loyalty

YoungUpstarts

Beyond Lady Gaga’s world famous “Little Monsters”, companies such as Kentucky bourbon maker Maker’s Mark (Maker’s Mark Ambassadors) and Aruba (Airheads) have named their fan communities. Outlandish outfits. Avant garde style. Burlesque performance artist.

7 Entrepreneurs Reveal How They Spend Their Holidays

Hearpreneur

Over the years, themes have ranged from a casino night, to a winter Olympics to a Kentucky derby party.

To Be Successful You’ll Need to Shake Hands and Kiss Babies.

Both Sides of the Table

I’m aboard Delta flight 1833 from Cincinnati (actually, Northern Kentucky for what it’s worth) to Los Angeles. It’s Wednesday late afternoon. I had a very enjoyable day in Cincinnati meeting many local entrepreneurs, angels and accelerators.

I’m Almost 29, Is It Too Late to Start a Business?

Up and Running

But, Sanders didn’t stop and eventually, went on to found and franchise ‘Kentucky Fried Chicken’. This week’s Startup Monday question comes to us from a Quora user.

From the Vault: Labor Day! TCB and TCP

crowdSPRING Blog

Family legend has him being shot at as he was run out of Harlan County, Kentucky and living under an assumed identity for years in order to keep his family safe. EDITOR’S NOTE: We originally published this post back in 2012.

States of Innovation, Going Gonzeaux Tour – 2012

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Kentucky – May 10 (Louisville). I’ve decided to take the battle of Doing Innovation to the streets. Literally. Okay, it’s not a battle, it’s a conversation, but it’s definitely a road trip, and definitely about the Doing.

You Can Teach an Old Dog, New Tricks ? Just Ask a Senior Entrepreneur!

Small Business Force

Colonel Harland Sanders founded Kentucky Fried Chicken when he was 65. Entrepreneurship is not just the province of the twenty-somethings. When it comes to creating new businesses, it's the "old dogs" who are leading the pack. An entrepreneur at 40? Maybe even 60? And why not?

Labor Day! TCB and TCP

crowdSPRING Blog

Family legend has him being shot at as he was run out of Harlan County, Kentucky and living under an assumed identity for years in order to keep his family safe. “My grandfather once told me that there were two kinds of people: those who do the work and those who take the credit.

How to Successfully Close Customers as a First Time Startup CEO

Lightspeed Venture Partners

If you think that you can use your pre-packaged pitch deck that Marketing put together last year, your chances of winning the deal are no better than betting on a random horse at the Kentucky Derby.

Entrepreneurship and Failure | 50 Brilliant Failures

Campus Entrepreneurship

Harlan David Sanders : Perhaps better known as Colonel Sanders of Kentucky Fried Chicken fame, Sanders had a hard time selling his chicken at first. Found this great list of 50 successful people who failed before they became great. Really an interesting list and a good reminder for all entrepreneurs and those learning about entrepreneurship: entrepreneurship and failure come together. Thanks to Newmark’s Door for the find.

Inspirational Speaker, Radio Host & Coach Dedicates His Work to Personal Growth

Hearpreneur

I often tell the story about Colonel Sanders, the founder of Kentucky fried chicken, and how he didn’t make a substantial amount of money until he was 68 years of age. David Essel dedicates his work as a counselor, life coach, author, speaker and radio host to making an impact on people’s lives and helping them to grow. We had the opportunity to speak with David about his services, the positive thinking movement and some of his future projects.

Congrats to Backupify! A Great Exit Story for the First Company I Ever Backed

This is going to be BIG.

It was written by a guy about my age down in Louisville, Kentucky. Today, Backupify announced that it is getting purchased by Datto. It''s a solid exit to a company that has lots of revs, is growing, and together will form a very formidable player in the data backup space--one that can definitely be a public company in the next couple of years.