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. Tags: business pitch business plan contests pitch presentation Mosaic Genetics NanoMark Therapeutics New Venture Championship NVC University of Louisville University of Oregon


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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

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.

9 Entrepreneurs Reveal The Business They are Starting Next Year


I’ve been flipping homes in Louisville for the past four years now and nothing has made me really inspired by the thought of scaling my operations. As we wrap up 2020, there are those business ideas you’ve been longing to start and 2020 is the year to implement them.

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


Louisville, Kentucky-based online retailer of stock and user-customized on demand products CafePress has launched PressIt , a simple and effective way for bloggers or small businesses to monetize their original images and other content, by making it simple to put them on products like t-shirts, mugs and tote bags.

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. by Jeff McManus, author of “ Growing Weeders Into Leaders: Leadership Lessons from the Ground Up “ The difference between employees who approach their job as drudgery and those workers who enthusiastically contribute isn’t just about work ethic and matching skills to tasks.

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.

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. Occasionally one of you, dear blog reader, will ask if you can do anything for me. I usually say something like “just do awesome things” but this time I have a request. If you live near one of the Brookstone stores with a Sphero , go check it out. Play with it.

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.

5 Cities for Ambitious Women in Business in 2020 and Beyond

Austin Startup

Only Louisville has more women in executive roles in any major U.S. Where should the next generation of female businesswomen settle to make the most of their talents? Making your way through the world of business is difficult for women. Progress is being made towards a more equal and just society, but in the meantime, businesswomen need to be smart and tough to achieve their business goals, either as part of a company or when going it alone.

Resetting My Priorities

Feld Thoughts

After a week at home I hit the road again around the release of Startup Communities and spent almost all of October on the road, reaching Boise, Oklahoma City, Chicago, Des Moines, San Francisco, Seattle, Detroit, Boston, Montreal, Toronto, Lexington, and Louisville. If you’ve been following along at home, you know I’ve had a tough fall. It started with a bike crash in Slovenia, followed by a few weeks in New York where I physically felt awful.

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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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. As I sit here in Ruby Tuesday’s enjoying a petite sirloin and free wifi, I contemplate the secretive nature of innovation. Open innovation is all the rage isn’t it? You hear all the time how much it makes sense to have a generous attitude about ideas.

Turning the microphone over

Startup Lessons Learned

Breonna Taylor : Shortly after midnight on March 13, Louisville police, executing a search warrant, used a battering ram to crash into the apartment of Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old African-American emergency room technician. Like so many of us, I have struggled these past few days with what to say about the heartbreaking injustice that has shaken our country. This struggle pales in comparison to what the Black community is suffering through.

How Technology and Training Fueled One Ad-Based Company’s Growth


Yu and Young have hosted webinars with schools from Syracuse University to the University of Louisville, spoken in front of high school assemblies, and spoken at many universities. “I didn’t even know who Mark Zuckerberg was back in October 2015.

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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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. I’m heading down to Orlando, FL to attend the Front End of Innovation Conference (FEI) taking place May 15, 16, and 17.

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. After one of the prettiest drives you can imagine through southern Indiana east into Ohio, I find myself this morning in the very urban, once blighted, “Over-The-Rhine” neighbourhood of Cincinnati. This is clearly an Ohio innovation success story, in more ways than one. I would not have predicted it. I nearly lost my life here.

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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. On an ongoing mission to find inspiring individuals disrupting markets, industries and organizations, I sat down with Kapil Parakh , Director of Heart Failure at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.

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We’re Not Doing Enough to Help Small Businesses

VC Adventure

There are more than 30 so far nationwide, such as this one in Louisville, Kentucky, that aims to put 0% interest loans into the bank accounts of businesses with fewer than 10 employees within a week. Elizabeth Macbride and I wrote an OpEd piece that was posted on CNBC this morning addressing what we believe to be significant shortcomings of the CARES Act and the SBA’s Payroll Protection Program (PPP).

For Startups, 2012 Swung From Consumers To The Enterprise


“Sitting here in New England, I used to have a hard time hearing about startups in Calgary or Louisville,” Fagnan said (Disclosure: Fagnan is an investor in AngelList). For consumer-oriented startups, 2012 came in like a lion, but left like a whimpering lamb. As the year went on, startups that target the consumer market had an increasingly hard time getting funded. Blame Facebook. Blame Groupon and Zynga.

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. I’ve been hearing lots of people talk about starting their own businesses recently and would like to quell some of the misinformation that I’ve heard circulating. You Need an NDA. The Myth: You need an NDA to protect your intellectual property.

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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. These posts and videos are about logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more! Here are some of the links that I’ve liked and shared this past week!

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. For these interviews, we pick people who add value to our community – in the blog, in the forums, in the projects. Plainly – activities that make crowdSPRING a better 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.

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. On StartupBus a team of strangers, traveling at 60mph, have about 72 hours to conceive, build, and launch a startup. You can catch up with Post #1 in this series here , #2 here , #3 here , #4 here , and #5 here. .

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