We have continued to maintain and expand the StartupOK.com directory of resources for innovative startups in the state of Oklahoma. There was really nothing available like this when we started and we’ve had a great community response to this effort. We receive regular updates from
2017 has been primarily a passive year for JumpPhase Ventures as I continue to focus on Vigilant Aerospace. However, it has been an amazing year for our portfolio companies and past clients. Here is a quick rundown of the events of the year impacting
I was recently interviewed for an article by the Oklahoma Venture Forum about my work at Vigilant Aerospace: “One of Vigilant’s big advantages is that we move very quickly. Our focus is on software that provides practical applications from technologies and patents for flight safety.
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