A few weeks ago, I was reminded why entrepreneurial education, giving back to your community, and especially, generosity towards the next generation, are incredibly important to the future of our society. And that you may never realize the unseen impact that your generosity can have. A few weeks
I’ve learned that the CCEW startup company I’ve been mentoring in 2016, DroneGames, has enabled CCEW to win a $15,000 grant from the UAS Cluster Initiative to provide incubation services to the company. You can watch their product pitch from May, 2016, here:
Two of my favorite companies, OrderMyGear and CultureMap, have been named among the hottest startups in Dallas. Both are graduates of our 2013 venture accelerator and seed fund, VentureSpur II, and have been growing steadily since fundraising and graduation. Check out the new listings by Common
An article I wrote about what it is like to be an Oklahoma entrepreneur was recently published by the Octane Blog, the official blog of the national Entrepreneur’s Organization. From the editor’s intro to the post: Family heritage and the physical spaces in which we
This post is based on a presentation I made to students in the CCEW Program at the University of Oklahoma about how to launch and develop and entrepreneurial career. Here’s that presentation, with a few extra notes. Enjoy! 1. Work with startups at all costs.
From Quora: Where can I find a list of consumer internet CEOs that are waiting for their next opportunity?
There are several places to try. LinkedIn would be my #1. Do a search for CEOs and find people who have recently exited. As a second choice, I’ve also seen industry-specific conferences used as a great place to find executives who are highly engaged in
From Quora: Is it important to consider exposure to copying when considering which accelerator to go for?
I’ve answered a couple of questions recently on Quora that I thought deserved to be shared here on the blog: Is it important to consider exposure to copying when considering which accelerator to go for? Yes, it is: The good accelerators get you lots of
Oklahoma startups finally have a comprehensive resource directory! We have just launched StartupOK.com. This resource directory has been a personal project of mine for the past several years. Recently, I decided to devote a little more effort to updating and revamping the directory to provide Oklahoma
Recently, I traveled to San Francisco and hosted a Happy Hour event where I had the opportunity to visit with some local startup entrepreneurs from the area and talk about the TractionTank online accelerator. I enjoyed meeting everyone that attended the TractionTank premiere Happy Hour event at The
The Open Containers Initiative announced (Community Rallies Behind Open Container Initiative) in late July that 14 new companies had joined the initiative and that Docker had donated their base container format as a starting point for the standard. Supporters of the initiative include AT&T, Oracle, Twitter,