Ever since Twitter received a much needed boost in visibility at the festival, SXSW Interactive has become an annual launching pad for aspiring startups. This year, The Brandery has decided to join in the fun as we host our first-ever “Office Hours” at this year’s SXSW. At Office Hours, we wanted to give potential applicants the opportunity to meet many of the folks that
As I sit here at our region’s first Startup Weekend, it is clear that there’s something happening here when it comes to Cincinnati’s entrepreneurial scene. That magic is in the air as we watch over 100 people work on launching a startup in just 54 hours. The success of this event builds on the momentum of the last 12 months
I just finished reading Mark Cuban’s new ebook How to Win at the Sport of Business: If I Can Do It, You Can Do It. Considering it only costs $2.99, there is no reason for you not to go buy it right this minute. While the entire thing is a great read, I particularly enjoyed a chapter at the end
This week The Brandery received some nice news coverage courtesy of local ABC affiliate WCPO. The coverage came in parallel to a press conference by former Sequoia Capital VC Mark Kvamme who recently served as the Director of the Ohio Department of Development. The coverage revolved around the effort by The Brandery to create high growth jobs through Consumer Internet startups.
On Saturday, I was fortunate enough to be invited to speak at the inaugural Mashable Connect conference in Orlando, Florida. As you would expect, Mashable put together a stellar line-up of speakers (myself excluded). The below is the presentation that I gave on how brands and startups can work together in mutually beneficial partnerships