Full Circle

Full Circle

Posted by on Jun 24, 2015 in business, entrepreneurship | No Comments

Each time I’m asked how I got started as a freelance writer, my story always includes a mention of Marlene Williamson, and I swear, I bow my head every time I say her name. She’s the one who interviewed me for a contracting position in the Apple PR department a few years ago, a-hem. And […]

For One CEO, a Chance to Connect at CES

For One CEO, a Chance to Connect at CES

Big fun – and, as they say, a HUGE learning opportunity: That was the Jan. 7-10 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, otherwise known as Disneyland for techie, geeky people. I was there talking with folks (including Canon’s Damian Donach, above) about Professor Kobré’s Lightscoop. Global distributors, tradeshow representatives and even a major camera maker – […]

Determined, Dedicated, Disciplined to be Fit: Ernestine Shepherd, World’s Oldest Female Bodybuilder

Determined, Dedicated, Disciplined to be Fit: Ernestine Shepherd, World’s Oldest Female Bodybuilder

NOTE: I wrote this for Nat Irvin’s Managing for the Future class as part of my University of Louisville Entrepreneurship MBA program. The assignment was to interview someone 75 or older of a different race/ethnicity. I’d read about Ernestine Shepherd several years ago, so I called her up. We spoke for an hour and a […]

Our First Equity Crowdfunding Gig: Sept. 23

Our First Equity Crowdfunding Gig: Sept. 23

CommonWealth Crowdfunding’s first Equity Crowdfunding seminar is coming up Monday, Sept. 23. Many thanks to Insider Louisville for letting me plug it!      

Professor Kobré Announces New Lightscoop® CEO, Mary Thorsby

Professor Kobré Announces New Lightscoop® CEO, Mary Thorsby

Here’s some pretty great new news in my world. You’ll find this on the Lightscoop website – and you’ll now find me  almost always with a camera and Lightscoop in  hand…. Here’s all the, well, scoop! Ken Kobré, Lightscoop inventor, and his wife, Betsy Brill, who introduced the Lightscoop in 2007 and has run the […]

iList Paducah 6th Anniversary & Website Relaunch Party

iList Paducah 6th Anniversary & Website Relaunch Party

While my Louisville friends will be glued to the racetrack on Kentucky Derby Day, I’ll be heading to Paducah to celebrate the sixth anniversary of my world’s favorite website, iList Paducah, and the fabulous new redesign by Nikki May and Jessica Perkins! If you’re in the area, please join us! Festivities begin at 9 p.m., Saturday, […]

Venture Connectors Tweeted Questions

Venture Connectors Tweeted Questions

Our Crowdfunding 101 panel took questions from the Venture Connectors audience last week via Twitter – a first, I think, for the organization. We didn’t have enough time to get to them all. So I thought I’d take a stab at some of them here. If anyone else would like to weigh in, feel free to […]

Crowdfunding 101 Panel: “No One is Planting the Flag Like Louisville”

Crowdfunding 101 Panel: “No One is Planting the Flag Like Louisville”

It’s been a banner media coverage week for our crowdfund investing initiative here in Louisville and the surrounding region! The neato graphic above comes from today’s Courier-Journal. Reporter Chris Otts wrote a great piece on local crowdfunding – it hit the cover of the C-J‘s business section. How much do we love that? He included […]

TallyRally Takes Startup Weekend’s Top Prize

TallyRally Takes Startup Weekend’s Top Prize

Posted by on Mar 10, 2013 in blog, business, entrepreneurship | No Comments

A standing-room only crowd listened in awe as 10-and-a-half teams pitched their business plans at the 2nd Annual Startup Weekend Louisville. Sponsored in part by OPM, more than 50 emerging entrepreneurs spent 54 hours together between March 1 and 3, thinking through ideas and validating them with potential customers. The winner: Sam Bordstadt’s TallyRally (pictured right). […]

Venture Connectors Panel: Wednesday, March 6

Venture Connectors Panel: Wednesday, March 6

If you’ve been scratching your head over rewards-, debt- and equity-based crowdfunding, don’t miss the Wednesday, March 6, Venture Connectors Crowdfunding 101 gathering. This lunchtime panel should help shed some light on the subject – or at least help you hold your own at a cocktail party. We’ll hear from: Cheryl Stamm, vice president of […]