Phil McKinney: Driving high level innovation

Continuous, daily innovation is about moving the company forward and being noticed in the market, says innovation consultant Phil McKinney. Getting stuck in the crowd is death for a startup.

What ‘mommy bloggers’ can teach startups about online communities

Whistler's Mother as Blogger

Banner ads are dead. Creating authentic, engaging conversation with your customer is where it’s at. Assign it to the intern. Easy, right? Not so fast.

Journey of a lifetime: Everlater’s path from startup to game-changer

Any seasoned traveler will tell you that things do not always go according to plan. For travel enthusiasts Natty Zola and Nate Abbott, it holds particularly true.

What food trucks can teach startups on customer engagement

Upscale food trucks are tasty. That goes without saying. But they also serve as real-life examples of the art of hustle on wheels. Building reputation, multi-modal outreach strategies, and anticipating customer needs on the fly offer great lessons for virtual and brick-and-mortar startups.

Gary Vaynerchuk on the Effort Economy

Social media brand entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk kicked off Denver Startup Week with a free-ranging keynote on effective customer development, emerging startup trends and the scaling of context.

Why aren’t schools connected?

school overhead projector

Ed-tech is a blazing hot startup sector but is there an infrastructure and user culture to take advantage of it? SlashDot has an interesting and surprisingly troll-free discussion on the subject.…

Confessions of a Consumer Electronics Show spy

The first rule of corporate reconnaissance is to blend in. Or … maybe not. I don’t know. Because the second rule is don’t spill your…