This simple idea applies to literally everyone with a driver’s license. The keyword here is “license.” And yes, it involves you. A license is granted once the applicant, typically a spry and eager teenager, passes a written test and the state sponsored or licensed driving test. Permits are issued under certain circumstances, but require a … Read more Redefining the Driver’s License
Virtual Reality (VR) is improving the way humans interact. It’s creating human scale relationships, new forms of work, and opportunity. The early days of VR were research (funded by the military), big business, health, and science. The latest generation is about intense immersive gaming – sweat, fatigue, adrenaline, and anxiety all present. The experiences are … Read more Work in Virtual Reality is a once in a lifetime opportunity
It may come as a bit of a surprise to hear that North Texas’ number one startup community evangelist is leaving the region. It’s true, we’re moving… but “why” is not the most shocking part. DFW Nouveau. 2013 to Present. You’ve more than likely been a part of an event I’ve led (Dallas Startup Week, … Read more The truth about why I’m leaving the Dallas Startup Community.
If you’ve been reading my posts over the past months, you may have noticed that they’ve taken a bit of a different turn. Sure there have been plenty of posts about Dallas, startups, technology, frugality, and minimalism. But more and more I’ve been sharing content with “smaller” and “off the grid” as the focus. Mobile … Read more Reading the Tea Leaves? Join Us March 18th.
Recently I spent some time reading, researching, and watching the state of the art in several areas of interest, notably CGI/computer animation, VR, text to voice, and facial pattern recognition. The takeaway is that all of the pieces are in place for an idea I’ve had for several years. Be advised, many of the videos … Read more What do computer graphics, assisted intelligence, Watson, and actual humans have in common?
Within the last few years, a major shift has occurred in the world of building and managing tech startups. We've become ok with, and shall I say even embrace two previously tabu ideas: 1) failure, 2) business model pivots. First, failure is OK, and is actually encouraged as long as you do it early (fail … Read more Your personal life: lessons from the startup world
I've been giving a lot of thought to the StartupWeekend phenomena. As I and others have mentioned, it was amazing to see such remarkable talent show up, ready to play. There were no rules, and no expectations other than to see a startup launched by Sunday. People got together to do something cool with the … Read more What is Social Ingenuity anyway?
Some of Boulder's best and brightest startup talent is gathering tonight at 6. What exactly we'll be doing is still totally unclear, but the result will be a complete startup/product on Monday morning. If the idea is solid, there is plenty of opportunity for going big. Frankly, with the people involved, I expect just that. … Read more Startup Weekend begins tonight
Can a team of people create an entire company in a weekend, from scratch? From concept to launch during a Friday night to Sunday night timeframe. Can it be done? Yes it can, and I'll be a part of it. Chris and I were banging out grillm when I read about this event for the … Read more StartupWeekend: July 6-8 in Boulder, Colorado.
Chris and I came up with a really cool idea for distraction project. We decided to try and build it within 24 man hours… and we did it. http://grillm.com is a simple social networking site… with a twist. You don't know anyone and the way you get friends is to earn their friendship by asking … Read more A fun new project… grillm.com