Whoop! Now Maybe I Can Do This Startup Thing Properly

Whoop! Now Maybe I Can Do This Startup Thing Properly

Take that microeconomics! Almost two years of classes, homework, presentations, exams (I made up my own bonus questions just to make sure I’d pass) and a whole new crew of great friends later, I’m now an official holder of an MBA degree. Whoop whoop! I’d heard about the University of Louisville’s Entrepreneurship MBA program several […]

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 […]

Falling in Love with Louisville

Falling in Love with Louisville

Nice piece awhile back in Louisville’s Courier-Journal about newcomers (like me!)  to Louisville and why we love it so much…. Rerun here by our friends at Greater Louisville Inc.

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 […]

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 […]

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!

Insider Louisville: UofL Entrepreneurship MBA

Insider Louisville: UofL Entrepreneurship MBA

Writer Steve Kaufman interviewed me for this excellent Insider Louisville piece: UofL’s Entrepreneurship MBA program is as close as Louisville has to a sophisticated startup incubator. Thanks, Steve!