Memphis-based Start Co. To Present 16 Startups At Demo Day


Memphis, Tennessee-based nonprofit venture development organization Start Co. Montgomery, dean of the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University, professor of economics, and former chief economist to the White House, will be the keynote speaker whose speech will touch on the importance of entrepreneurial activities as key for the future economic success of the country, and especially in communities such as Memphis.

Monday Morning Motivation – #RuleYourself [VIDEO]


Inspiration curation Jordan Speith kevin plank Memphis Depay Michael Phelps Misty Copeland steph curry tom brady under armourShare This Monday Motivation comes from a post on Project Work Ethic –a project that I’m working on.

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Yanni Hufnagel: A Coaching Powerhouse


Although more than a decade had passed since Yanni Hufnagel began his career as intercollegiate coach and recruiter, in the intercollegiate basketball world, Hufnagel is still often known by the quote used by University of Memphis coach, Josh Pastner, to describe Hufnagel’s impressive recruiting ability – “the most relentless recruiter in college basketball.”. To be a top-notch college basketball assistant coach is to be both an excellent salesman and a brilliant recruiter.

Foodtech Trends That Are Here to Stay

View from Seed

Memphis Meats recently raised $161 million in funding, and I anticipate continued interest and competition in this space going forward. Advances in technology and changing consumer preferences have long been transforming the way food is created, distributed, and consumed.

5 Meetings That Changed The World


On 4 December 1956, four of the biggest names in rock ‘n’ roll came together for an impromptu jam session in Memphis: Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins. by Gemma Falconer, a member of the Demand Generation team at Citrix and GoToMeeting. When the famous and powerful join forces, monumental things can happen. Influential meetings between iconic figures in politics, music, science and technology have contributed to the landscape of current society.

SXSW Pitch Finalist: Plantible Foods

Austin Startup

Tony Martens , Co-Founder at Plantible Foods, talked about what he thinks overhyped might mean, why he admires the CEO of Memphis Meats, and why he’d worry about loneliness on Mars.

[Review] Retail Truths


Lest you think these lessons are mere ideas, Averwater is clear to provide an example in many of the 427 lessons that occurred in his own experience with his own music retail business (Memphis-based Amro Music Store, if you need to know, and now one of the largest musical instrument retailers in the U.S.). I have a tendency to speed read and skim certain sections when reviewing books.

Why Content Marketing Evaluation Should Start With A Good Plan And Research


Kim Keller, APR is a content marketing specialist with Wasp Barcode Technologies and an adjunct journalism professor at the University of Memphis. by Kim Keller, APR, content marketing specialist with Wasp Barcode Technologies. Evaluating your content marketing efforts starts the moment you decide to launch content marketing. It begins with the simple question, “What do you want out of this?”. It ends with the question, “Did you get what you wanted?”. Start with a plan.

Attention: Female Founders on the Rise

The Startup Magazine

The research suggested the best states for startup activity included New York, Memphis and Dallas. Outcomes from a national study conducted by the Center for an Urban Future that reported a dramatic 52 percent growth in woman-owned business formation from 2002 to 2012.( link].) They reported 928 new woman-owned businesses as cropping up each day with more than 11 million woman-owned firms nationally.

Developer hiring startup Work for Pie to shut down on August 31, points users to Coderwall and Pitchbox

The Next Web

The duo also thanked Seed Hatchery and Start Co for getting them started and to their many friends in the Memphis community and beyond for their support. Work for Pie , a startup for helping open-source developers get hired, today announced it will be shutting down on August 31. It is recommending its users give alternatives Coderwall and Pitchbox a try instead. Work for Pie says the reason for its difficult decision is very complicated.

How startups succeed


On Tuesday, July 13th, after finishing a bunch of very successful presentations in the Washington DC Area, John Smith (aka Mad Dog from his army days) took a flight for Memphis, TN where he had to do a presentation in the morning on Wednesday, July 14th. John had to change flights in Atlanta on the way to Memphis. Due to extremely bad weather on the east coast, his flight into Atlanta got delayed and he missed his connecting flight to Memphis.

When choosing Austin’s next City Manager, find a tech-forward candidate

Austin Startup

Prior to this, she was the interim Executive Director of the Memphis Housing Authority. Why the position matters to Austin tech and how you can make your voice heard Last Monday, Mayor Steve Adler revealed the six final candidates for Austin’s open City Manager position in a post on the City’s message board. City Council is now entering the final stretch of interviews and public input before they fill the position prior to the close of 2017.

28 Entrepreneurs Explain Their Favorite Songs to Get Them Motivated


One of Kanye lines says I’m a get on this tv mamma, I’mma hold it down and that’s exactly what I’ve been able to do by having our company commercial currently running on our local CBS station here in Memphis. Music can change your spirit.

Looking at Martin Luther King, Jr. Day through a new set of eyes

Jeff Hilimire

was entering the second phase of his mission when he was taken from us that day in Memphis. I wonder what Martin Luther King, Jr. would think if he were here today. Would he think that significant progress has been made since he left us on that fateful day in April, 1968? This is a question I wouldn’t have even considered a year ago.

Twitter Link Roundup #271 – Textbook Resources for Small Business, Startups, and Design!

crowdSPRING Blog

The Macarons: Lamps Inspired by the Memphis Movement – Design Milk Too weird, right? Metallica? Mellow? But perhaps a great way to start the weekend, am I right? A hard act to follow, perhaps, but get yourself ready, because it’s time now for our weekly Roundup!

Free Market Says, "No Thank You" to Loan Programs

The Entrepreneurial Mind

Memphis. Add one more voice to the growing chorus arguing that the problems facing small businesses have nothing to do with a lack of credit. This new voice now saying "No" is the free market. Pallavi Gogoi has written a story reporting on this for the AP. What is interesting is how few of the standard media outlets are picking up on this story. From : Bank executives say their customers don't want loans, even at.

20 Entrepreneurs Explain How They Came Up With Their Business Names


Our name was created based on – we’re originally from the south “Memphis, TN” and we started the company in the “sunshine state of Florida” which led us to create our name “ Southern Sunshine.” The idea of exactly what your business is going to usually come first. Secondly, most often, is giving a title to your idea. What exactly is going to be the name of your business? Some people turn to their childhood for inspiration or a beloved family pet.

Civil Rights 50th Year Anniversary - A Trip to Remember

Seeing Both Sides

Finally, we drove to Memphis and visited the Lorraine Hotel where MLK was tragically assassinated. Apologies to readers of my blog who care only about my writings on technology and entrepreneurship, but I was compelled to write a more personal post in honor of the 50th anniversary of LBJ''s signing of the historic Civil Rights Act (a law some argue was "the single most important US law in the 20th century").

Gaurav Dhillon 2.0 and His All New Integration Company

Ben's Blog

Rather than integrating systems directly, all versions of all products integrate to a canonical format (Memphis for those of you following the metaphor), reducing the number of total integrations from n 2 to 2n-1. Snap yo fingers, do yo step. You can do it all by yo self. Lil Jon, Snap Yo Fingers. Gaurav Dhillon was one of the great enterprise entrepreneurs of the ‘90s and early 2000s.

Transcript of How to Build a Business Around Referrals

Duct Tape Marketing

The power of this is, you build those … I have a gal in Memphis, Tennessee. That’s like a Rita in Memphis is, she’s known as kind of that divorce house queen, she takes care of the house when you’re having a divorce, while her network knows that. Transcript of How to Build a Business Around Referrals written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Back to Podcast. Transcript.

The Secret History of Silicon Valley Part VI: Every World War II.

Steve Blank

Every movie I had seen – 12 O’clock High, Memphis Belle, etc. – assumed that there were no electronics other than radios on these bombers.

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Venture Chronicles

The Investigators: How to Get a Human Being – Action News 5 – Memphis, Tennessee. Nice shout out to Get Satisfaction but the other company to check out is FastCustomer. I met with these guys a few months ago and just love the concept as much as how they have delivered on it. tags: blog. For Apple, making a TV would be easy. It’s changing TV that’s hard. – gdgt. tags: blog apple TV.

Once In A Blue Moon – It’s Complicated


We even had a 4 hour layover in Memphis, TN and by a stroke of luck some of my long time family friends who live there (who I hadn’t even told we were flying through Memphis because we were only supposed to be there for 45 minutes) interrupted their plans to come hang out with us for a couple of hours at the airport! Last night, December 31, 2009, we had a blue moon.

Transcript of Secrets to Finishing What You Start

Duct Tape Marketing

Jon Acuff: Yeah well I mean part of what I wanted to do with this, I had a researcher from the University of Memphis approach me and say hey, I want to study what you do and see if it works. Transcript of Secrets to Finishing What You Start written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Back to Podcast. Transcript. How many things have you not finished? Come on, let’s be honest.

Webinar Recap: Create a Business with Your Art (Q&A with Ann Rea)

Up and Running

Ann: It’s a young woman in Memphis, Tennessee, who is a children’s portrait painter. Last week, I had the privilege of hosting a one-hour Q&A session with Ann Rea, a successful artist and entrepreneur who is devoted to destroying the myth of the “starving artist.” ” Our audience members submitted so many great questions that had to do with how to turn a creative passion into a profitable business.