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
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/
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.
UpTech Happy Hour 4-6p
Mking/PR Grad project: opportunity to ask questions (6:15-9p) in the UpTech Lab at NKU. RSVP requested.
Informal entrepreneurial happy hour on October 18th at 4pm at Orchids.
Growing I.T. in Covington
GCVA Luncheon Steve Blank
Tri-Ed 25th Anniversary 6-8p
Awesome Inc. in Lexington hosts Brad Feld - co-founder, Foundry Group & co-founder, Techstars
UpTech Happy Hour
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