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UpTech Weekly Update - Oct 8-12
UpTech Participates in White House Technology Innovation Discussion 

Amanda Greenwell UpTech Program 
Manager , Joe Wind NKY VP and
Mr. Geoffrey Mearns President of NKU, Kevin Kirby Dean of 
College of Informatics.
On Friday, October 5th UpTech co-founders, start-up owners, and faculty 
and staff from NKU participated in an Innovation Open House Discussion 
at the Freedom Center. Todd Park, the CTO of the US gave an animated 
 and interesting presentation about five White House initiatives to draw entrepreneurs and innovators to turn the vast data-sets of the US government loose to solve real world problems. The five initiatives are:
1) My Gov
2) Open Data Initiatives
3 ) Blue Button for America
5) The 20% Initiative
To learn more about the Presidential Innovation Fellows Initiatives go to:  
As an example of such data-set collaborations Mr. Park cited the example of the US government making 
access available to the data from the National Weather Service and from the Pentagon's GPS system have resulted in innovations and products like AccuWeather, Google Maps, Four Square and hundreds of other innovations from agriculture to insurance that are work  $100 billion dollars per year. 
Growing I.T. in Covington 


On Friday, October 19th, 11:30am-1:30pm,

three Covington-based technology companies are teaming up with city leaders and economic development partners to boost the city's image as

an emerging IT hub, and to attract new businesses to Northern Kentucky's urban core.


This is a free event, but you do need to RSVP in advance by clicking here and selecting "Register Now".
Cincinnati Startup Weekend Nov 9-11

Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with over 400 past events in 100 countries around the world in 2011.   

All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams organically form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and then it's a 54 hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekends culminate with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback.


Location: Mets Center

More Info: http://cincinnati.startupweekend.org/ 

Register: http://swcincygew2012.eventbrite.com/# 


Cincinnati Lean Startup Circle Meetup 

Adam Treister will talk about his lean startup experience at StudentDesigned and life at the business acccelerator UpTech.


Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 6:15p

Gaslight Software 11126 Kenwood Road, Suite C, Cincinnati, Ohio  


Join the meetup: http://www.meetup.com/Cincinnati-Lean-Startup-Circle/events/73241242/  


The One More Pallet team: Jim Kahmann (Venture For America Fellow), Ran Mullins (Mentor and Founder of Allegori), Bill Cunningham (OMP Principal), Bob Bertsch (Investor/Advisor), and Scott Miller (OMP Principal). 

Brett of Gamigen meets with NKU entrepreneur students.


 Next GCVA Luncheon on Oct 23rd

Steve Blank, Entrepreneur, Stanford Professor, Author of The Startup Owner's Manual will SkypeNote from Palo Alto for a lunchtime session on what it takes to do a lean startup. Details to follow soon!  The first 100 registrants receive a copy of the Startup Owner's Manual. 

Brad Feld of Techstars is coming to Lexington on Friday, November 2nd.  To register: http://communitytalkwithbrad.eventbrite.com/ .


Planning Ahead..


Oct 10th

UpTech Happy Hour 4-6p


Oct 17th

Mking/PR Grad project: opportunity to ask questions (6:15-9p) in the UpTech Lab at NKU.  RSVP requested.


Oct 18th

 Informal entrepreneurial happy hour on October 18th at 4pm at Orchids.  


Oct 19th

Growing I.T. in Covington  


Oct 23rd

GCVA Luncheon Steve Blank


Oct 30th

Tri-Ed 25th Anniversary 6-8p


Nov 2nd

Awesome Inc. in Lexington hosts Brad Feld - co-founder, Foundry Group & co-founder, Techstars



Nov 7th
UpTech Happy Hour



Nov 15th

CincyTech 3rd Annual Meeting & Showcase  7:30a-9:30a  Register: http://cincytechshowcase-zvents.eventbrite.com/ 


Thurs, Dec 6th   

UpTech Demo Day 


Upcoming Education at UpTech 


 Oct 10 @ 2

NKY Chamber Membership Education


Oct 10 @ 2:30

Lean Startup Discussion with Ry Walker


Oct 17 @ 2p-3 

Health Insurance Discussion with Business Benefits Insurance Solutions


Oct 24 @2p -3p 

Real-World Discussion with Tony Alexander


Amanda Greenwell

Program Manager


Cell: 859-525-6817