UPDATE: Alex Muse has written a detailed post about the development and sale of the company: Idea, Team, Startup, Pivot — Our Story I’m very pleased to announce that VentureSpur Fund II portfolio company, ViewMarket, which had purchased CultureMap in April 2015 in a transaction valued at $15M, has
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:
Vigilant Aerospace Systems, Inc. (VAS) announced today that it has exclusively licensed a suite of patented (USTPO Patent #9,405,005) technologies from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), which improves flight safety and air traffic awareness for both manned and unmanned aircraft while providing unmanned
NASA has developed technology that may enable unmanned aircraft to fly safely in the national airspace along with piloted aircraft. The patented (USTPO Patent #9,405,005) integrated communications and control system is capable of collision warnings as well as real-time traffic and weather updates. This communication
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
As some of you probably know, I embarked on a new endeavor recently, involving NASA and the co-founding of a new startup called Vigilant Aerospace Systems. I’ll be sharing blog posts from this new startup’s site here, so that TechVentureGeek readers can follow along. Here
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