I was honored to give the keynote at PixlFest last week for all students in the state pursuing creative degrees in design, multi-media, engineering, software development and others. There were many insightful questions from the audience and I was asked to give the keynote three
I’ll be judging the Rice Business Plan Competition again this year. It is always a great competition and is the richest business plan competition in the world at $1.5M in prizes. If you’re interested in innovative technology, top-tier national and international startups, and having your
I’ll be giving a keynote at this year’s PixlFest event for “creative students” from colleges throughout Oklahoma. Should be fun: A conference for creative students from across Oklahoma to come together to share their passion and desire to shape the future. Read about the conference
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
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
I was delighted to see that our 2012 accelerator graduate, RaiseMore, (whom we’ve written about before!) has launched a new app builder to help non-profit events build apps for coordination and fundraising directly from the RaiseMore website: They’ve also launched a new video telling their
We’ve Launched! Venture Accelerator Takes Radically Different Approach – Focuses Only on Product-Market Fit
Why is it so difficult to pick great startups out of the crowd? The truth is that picking the startups that will succeed is difficult even for the most qualified groups, including accelerators, angel investors, crowdfunders and venture capital firms. Why? Most investors rely on