Separating Regional Economic Development Fact From Fiction

Feld Thoughts

Today I read the following headline in the Boulder Daily Camera: “ Phillips 66 to sell 432-acre campus in Louisville. Bill Ritter on Wednesday revealed that ConocoPhillips has purchased the former StorageTek campus in Louisville.” Phillips 66 pulls the plug on Louisville energy campus. Boulder conocophillips economic development louisville

A Good Answer in a Business Plan Contest

Up and Running

It happened last Friday in the semi-final round of the University of Oregon’s New Venture Competition, which was eventually won Saturday by a University of Louisville company named NanoMark Therapuetics.

Meet My Hackstar – Cole Morrison

Feld Thoughts

I met him for the first time on my trip in November to Lexington and Louisville, KY and it’s an example of how random good things (in this case – Cole) come back to me from the effort I put out into the world. Last October, when I put out a call for A Design HackStar for Startup Revolution I got about 50 responses. Around ten were great; one was awesome.

Sphero Available At Brookstone

Feld Thoughts

Louisville, KY - 5000 Shelbyville Rd # 1380. Sphero is now available in some Brookstone stores around the US. There’s a handy map on the Sphero site and I’ll include a list at the bottom of this post.

Austin-based Pivot3 Buys NexGen Storage


Austin-based Pivot3 announced Wednesday it will acquire NexGen Storage, a privately held maker of hybrid storage appliances based in Louisville, Colorado. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Pivot3 intends to market and enhance all current and planned NexGen products. Everyone talks about the need for agility in terms of business needs, but […] The post Austin-based Pivot3 Buys NexGen Storage appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

TNG Pharmaceuticals Wins Global Venture Labs Investment Competition

Austin Startup

The competition took place over the weekend, and a team from the University of Louisville emerged victorious. I’ve had the pleasure of volunteering assistance over the years to the Global Venture Labs Investment Competition (Global VLIC), which was previously known as the Moot Corp competition. Rob Adams, the director of Texas Venture Labs, has been the driver behind this program for many years.

PressIt, An Easy Way To Convert Original Content Into Merchandise


Cultivating A Culture Of Excellence From The Ground Up


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

Entrepreneurial Inspiration

The Entrepreneurial Mind

I am here in Louisville with twenty-eight of our Belmont students at the annual International Career Development Conference of the collegiate division of DECA, Delta Epsilon Chi.

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. We stayed in touch and I got to know a bunch of the Louisville startup and creative crew, like Todd Earwood, Matt Winn, and Ashley Cecil. 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.

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.

Kentucky Innovation, Gonzeaux #5 — Marijuana & Other Secrets

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

One is a guy I just talked to in Louisville about his new software project. Elizabethtown, Kentucky — Friday May 11, 2012, Gonzeaux #5. I’m sworn to secrecy.

Lean Startup Implementation Lessons

Startup Lessons Learned

Last year we heard a variety of strategies for getting customer feedback, beginning with Tendai Charasika of Greater Louisville, Inc. Guest post by Lisa Regan, writer for The Lean Startup Conference. The Lean Startup Conference was founded four years ago to bring together real entrepreneurs who have applied Lean Startup techniques and have useful advice to share with each other.

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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.

Ohio Innovation, Gonzeaux #3 — Avoiding a Beating in Over-the-Rhine

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Tomorrow, passing through Louisville on my way to Nashville. Cincinnati, Ohio — Wednesday May 9, Gonzeaux #3.

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Bringing the Lean Startup approach to healthcare

The Next Web

We founded the organization just eight months ago and are already accepting applications for our inaugural summer program which will be held in Louisville and Washington DC.

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In Cloud We Trust: First Round invests in Backupify

This is going to be BIG.

He's been in Louisville, Kentucky over the last few years and he's been talking about moving to a more robust innovation community for as long as I know him. I am excited to share the news of First Round Capital 's recent investment in cloud-to-cloud backup service Backupify. This is the first deal I've closed for FRC and I've also joined the board of the company. Josh Kopelman will be working closely on this investment as well.

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StartupBus – Round 2, Part 2 – Mexico Storms San Antonio, Steals StartupBus Show – (Post #6)

Up and Running

I hadn’t seen Shak smile since Louisville, and just look at him. ( I’m not kidding about Louisville ). Entrepreneur Zack Price is guest blogging his experience on the 2013 StartupBus as it makes its way from Chicago to SXSW in Austin.

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Startup Myths #1 – You Need an NDA

On my way to Louisville! About. Services. Contact. Startup Myths #1 – You Need an NDA. by Chris on January 5, 2011. This is a series of Startup Myths.

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Twitter Link Roundup #159 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

crowdSPRING Blog

Fantastic post by Ernie Miller on why he loves bing a programmer in Louisville - [link]. Every day on the crowdSPRING Twitter account and on my own Twitter account , I post links to posts or videos I enjoyed reading or viewing.

12 Questions: Meet Michael Irby (USA)

crowdSPRING Blog

For example, I recently flew into the Louisville, KY, airport where I had the opportunity to experience the Dyson Airblade hand dryer. In our 12 Questions blog series, we feature interviews with someone from the crowdSPRING community.

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Transcript of The Secrets to Leading Creative People

Duct Tape Marketing

Transcript of The Secrets to Leading Creative People written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Back to Podcast. Transcript. This transcript is sponsored by our transcript partner – Rev – Get $10 off your first order. John Jantsch: Leading or managing people in an organization is a tough job. It gets just that much tougher when the folks that you are choosing to lead are highly creative. In this episode of The Duct Tape Marketing Podcast, I visit with Todd Henry.