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 […]

Card Challenge Coverage: UofL Entrepreneurship Club Blog

Card Challenge Coverage: UofL Entrepreneurship Club Blog

Nice Cardinal Challenge recap by Scott Norris on UofL’s Entrepreneurship Club blog. My MBA classmate Garrett Bernard (@garrettbernard) talks about our use of social media to promote the event. And I highlight the important role of festive beverages in business idea generation. “Many a great business idea has blossomed wherever festive beverages are served.” Yep. You can quote me […]

Cardinal Challenge: Rice University’s Medical Informatics Takes 1st; Our Own VOC Diagnostics 2nd

Cardinal Challenge: Rice University’s Medical Informatics Takes 1st; Our Own VOC Diagnostics 2nd

Big day in Louisville yesterday, with the University of Louisville Brown-Forman Cardinal Challenge drawing quite a crowd. Twelve teams from across the U.S. and Canada competed with their business plans – and fielded some pretty tough questions from the judges. (Hello, Bob Saunders.) The top prize winner: Medical Informatics from Rice University. Their real-time data solution […]

Brown-Forman Cardinal Challenge Kicks Off Today

Brown-Forman Cardinal Challenge Kicks Off Today

The University of Louisville Brown-Forman Cardinal Challenge kicks off this morning, with 12 of the brightest and best university teams presenting their business plans in hopes of taking home more than $100,000 in prizes. We’ve got quite the line up: BeatBox Beverages of University of Texas-Austin conDuct Solutions of University of Michigan CTFA of Kennesaw State […]

OPM’s February Newsletter

OPM’s February Newsletter

OPM‘s February newsletter is out – and you’d be hard-pressed to find a more entertaining and engaging company communication. (And I’m not just saying that because they’re my client and Nikki May and I worked on it together. Although we did. And it’s really good. But it was really good before we got here.) Anyway, […]

Business First: Learning Curve

Business First: Learning Curve

Nice piece by writer Steve Kaufman for Business First (with photo of our Cash Cow Royales MBA team): Learning curve: Universities seeing increased enrollment among older students in wake of tough economy. I highly recommend higher education – UofL’s one of the best. Thank you, Steve!