Indy is StartUp Friendly

Douglas Karr, was one of four judges who helped us select the winning team from Startup Indy.  In this interview he talks about why he was involved, and why it makes sense for tech firms to launch a startup here in Indianapolis. Douglas Karr on Judging at StartUp Weekend

While You Were Having Dinner and Watching TV, We Were Building Businesses

This weekend, 57 entrepreneur have been working on starting seven new business.  From software tools and social media to a portable laptop desk, the ideas are starting to come together. And if you are curious enough about how all this is going to turn out, and what the judges ( including Douglas Karr) think about the business ideas, join us for networking and final presentations on Sunday night: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/851407583

Start Up Weekend – Changing the World One City at a Time

This weekend 125 people from more than 30 countries spent a few days discussing how Startup Weekend could have a positive impact on our global economy.  Sounds crazy?  The Kauffman Foundation is willing to bet $400,000 we are not.  They have provided a three year grant which allowed the StartUp Weekend team to expand to 8 full time staff members. This small team, will in turn provide support for hundreds of StartUp Weekend events around the world.  

It Is Not the Critic Who Counts

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; because there is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually

We Won!

Last August I wrote about my new job at Patronpath. This has been a challenging 8 months at Patronpath but the business is proving itself over and over. Our first quarter was larger than last year and our clients have double-digit growth internally using our marketing and ecommerce solutions. Last night, we won the Mira Awards for Indiana’s Information Technology Gazelle Company! The most challenging part of our efforts is, by far, integrating with Restaurant

Three Companies Nominated for TechPoint Mira Awards!

Three companies that I’m closely aligned with have been nominated as finalists for Indiana’s Mira Awards: ExactTarget – no doubt with it’s growth and fantastic leadership that this company will be a a worthy recipient of the award. There are pieces of ExactTarget’s system that simply defy the laws of physics on how quickly they can produce and send emails. I loved the 2 and a half years I worked for ExactTarget! On Monday, I