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UpTech In The News
 Andy Sathe and Brad Zapp 

On Sunday, February 3rd UpTech was featured on the front page of the Enquirer Business section.  The story, "UpTech launches year 2 with new fund manager", detailed the journey of UpTech's first Fund Manger, Brad Zapp, and introduced UpTech's next Fund Manager, Andy Sathe.  To read the full story Click Here.    

Happy Hour for the Entrepreneurial/Innovation Community

On February 11th, UpTech will be hosting a happy hour with eZone, NKADD, and The Kentucky Innovation Network.

The event will be held at the Keystone Bar and Grill- Second Floor where there will be food and beer.
This event is open to ALL entrepreneurs so bring a friend and feel free to come join us.  RSVP 
The 2013 Reality Check Business Plan Competition


NKU hosts the third annual "Reality Check" Business Plan Competition on February 8 (Friday) and a keynote by Guy Kawasaki, Author, Evangelist and Enchanter. 

The Roger Griggs Family Foundation sponsors this annual competition between Northern Kentucky University, University of Cincinnati, Miami University and Xavier University.  Eight teams will take part this year for $10,000 in prizes as well as the bragging rights and the "Reality Check" trophy.  


This event will be held in the NKU Student Union Ballroom from 11AM- 1:15PM


Event Address:

1 Nunn Drive
Highland Heights, KY 41076 
For more information: Click Here
The Circuit Host Beer Tasting Event
On February 26th from 4-6 PM, The Circuit is hosting a Beer Tasting at Hofbrauhaus in Newport Sponsored by Peak 10. Make sure to join them in the sampling of all finest beers Germany has to offer! There will also be samplings of traditional beer garden food.


It cost $15.00 for Members and Non-Members to attend so make sure to RSVP. Register in advance or pay at the door with cash, check or credit card. Plenty of parking is available in the Newport on the Levee parking garage. 


NKU 2013 Informatics Showcase
Chris Sturm, CEO of InstrumentLife  and NKU student Nick Grout.  
 InstrumentLife CEO Chris Sturm with NKU student Nick Grout.
On Thursday January 31, 2013 the NKU College of Informatics presented its grandest showcase event of the year "Informatics 1.31.13".  The event featured a fast-paced series of presentations and demonstrations by students, faculty and community partners. Featured projects ranged from cyber security to UpTech's very own InstrumentLife!  It was a great night celebrating with friends and supporters of the Informatics program.  For more information about this event, 
SoundingBoard is BACK!


"SoundingBoard" is a program for entrepreneurs to get the opportunity to receive advise from experienced business assistance providers while formulating their business plan. The entrepreneur will have the chance to present their plan to a panel of experts for feedback. The panel that makes up SoundingBoard include: angels, seed capital funds, venture capitalists, accountants, lawyers, intellectual property specialists, seasoned entrepreneurs, business assistance providers, management and marketing specialists, university entrepreneurship specialists and representatives from pillar companies. The entrepreneurs can network with the panelists and audience after they have made their presentation. Presentations will last for 10 minutes, and then 10 minutes of questions and answers. SoundingBoard will provide feedback, guidance and understanding.


Now who makes up SoundingBoard?


There's still time to apply for the March 2013 session. You must apply online by Friday, February 15th, 2013.  To register, Click Here



For more information, contact Patrick Longo.

Post a Freelance Project Using Student Source

StudentSource.com is the world's first platform built to help businesses find college student freelancers. To date, we have student workers from 150 universities across the United States including Yale University, Savannah College of Art and Design, Stanford University, Clemson, and Purdue among others. Students are ready to help with projects like:

  • Graphic and Print Design
  • Research
  • Copywriting
  • Marketing
  • Video Production
  • Web Design

 Sign up today (for FREE) and start posting projects.


Using Student Source gives employers an opportunity to support local college students, tackle important projects, and recruit interns at very competitive rates. StudentSource.com is now live, and we are asking for your support by signing up and launching projects. 


Post a project now for free!

Keep on Trucking
  Bill Cunningham of OneMorePallet

OneMorePallet CEO Bill Cunningham was featured in a recent Business Week article. Bill's entrepreneurial skills began in college and still continue today.  Read More 


Instrument Repair Clinic
 Steve Cook of InstrumentLife

InstrumentLife co-owner, Steve Cook, along with Scott Snyder of Buddy Rogers will be hosting the East Coast Regional Instrument repair clinic on Saturday, February 16th,  at NKU's Griffin Hall Digitorium. 

Nationally acclaimed woodwind repair clinician, Jeff Smith of JL Smith & Co, will be presenting on Saxophone repairs. Additional presentations will explore estimates, appraisals, and the InstrumentLife platform. 

To learn more contact Stephanie Ward of InstrumentLife.


UpTech Welcomes 
Spotted Yeti
Spotted Yeti team (Molly BerrensD.S. Meyers and Mark Lammers) work on One More Pallet video.
UpTech is happy to welcome our newest tenant, Spotted Yeti!  
Spotted Yeti is a video creative space that will work with you to visualize and achieve your project objective. They value quality content by focusing on the story and seek to capture what's missing from your brand, company, or organization. Let Spotted Yeti make your "yeti" a reality!


It's often better to "show, not tell," so to better understand what Spotted Yeti does, take a look at their recent One More Pallet project.


UpTech's recent feature in the NKY Chamber of Commerce Focus publication. 

Startup Grind Cincinnati
February Thursday, February 7, 2013 from 6:00 PM To 
1411 Vine Street, CincinnatiOH
Featuring Tony Alexander 

Click here to access SpringBoard Cincinnati's Calendar of events!

Congratulations to Cintrifuse on their first round of classes!  To stay connected, follow them on Facebook and Twitter

Graduated UpTech Companies

CitiLogics, a developer of real-time data fusion software that helps water utilities lower energy costs, reduce water leakage, improve service reliability and enhance the quality of tap water.

MakeupHaulic, a website dedicated to aggregating beauty-related vlogs into a searchable interface.



InstrumentLife, an Internet-based business application with a social media interface that connects musical instruments with owners, retailers, repair shops and schools.


Gamigen, a software developer offering 3D simulation products geared towards the health, oil and gas, mining, academic, manufacturing and public safety industries. The company specializes in the "gamification" of business and training software.



StudentSource, an online tool that allows businesses and universities to connect through a

marketplace where businesses outsource projects for university professors to review and assign to their students as class assignments.


Text and the City, a mobile marketing company that combines text messaging, a conventional

website and mobile website to connect users on a hyper-local basis.


CrowdSpark, is an online contest platform that allows anyone to design and launch an online contest site.

Connect with our companies if you have questions or warm introductions to share. 


James Uber,


Shawn Blain, shawn@textandthecity.com


Chris Sturm, csturm@instrumentlife.com


Brett Canter,


Elizabeth Edwards, elizabeth@metroinnovation.com


Adam Treister, adam@studentdesigned.com
Brinda Chatterjee, 
 Bill Cunningham,





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Amanda Greenwell

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