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Creativity Loves Constraints

Creativity Loves Constraints

One of my favorite sayings is “Creativity loves constraints.” Whether you are talking about technology, or the “slugburger,” it remains true. During the Depression era and years after, stock grocery stores like the one my Grandparents started (Phillips Grocery in...

InternetFM – 2023 update

2022 was another great year for InternetFM. We tripled our Monthly Active User Base from just under 500 MAU to 1500 MAU It peaked at 2000 MAU during a summer co-promotion with the Sacred Rose Music Festival. We introduced version 2.5 for mobile and added tvOS, while...

‘Twas the Night of a Startup

‘Twas the Night of a Startup

‘Twas the night of our launch, and all through our Slack,Not a bug was concerning, nothing our Git tracked;Email and PR ready, to push with great care,In hopes that investors would soon also be there;The team was nestled all snug in their beds,While visions of funding...

The Rise of Startups in the Philippines

The Rise of Startups in the Philippines

The Philippines… a country known for the hospitalities of the Filipinos. And beyond that is a country that holds amazing potential.  The Philippines' capital city, Manila, is home to some of the world's most creative and talented individuals. In the recent decade...

Houston Media & Technology in Innovation with Ion

Houston Media & Technology in Innovation with Ion

Houston is a city that has a wealth of local media in every language and on every platform; so rich in culture and diversity is this city, that we're excited to celebrate more innovation in media as we grow with Houston. Today, Ion, located in Ion District, the...

Funding Africa

Funding Africa

Whether the cryptocurrency boom and interests from FinTech, unparalleled potential and opportunity, or globalization driving the attention, 2022 is coming to a close with increasing focus on the African continent and what we all might do to drive innovation and...

A Startup Pitch is NOT a Sales Pitch!

A Startup Pitch is NOT a Sales Pitch!

More than half the pitches I heard this past week went like this, and I want to share this to stress how significantly you should understand how this is NOT a good pitch if you need investors: 1. This is our solution2. This is how it works and all our great features3....

Plot Yourself on the Marketing & Innovation 2×2 Matrix

Plot Yourself on the Marketing & Innovation 2×2 Matrix

This is one of those times when one wishes they had a white board and a video camera on demand; I know many of you do, and it isn't hard to get them, but I was sitting in my kitchen with this noodling away in my brain so I just had to draw it out, and then write it...

Austin City Startups

Austin City Startups

With their roots in Haight-Ashbury, Hollywood, or NYC's star-studded residents, what is more than evident is that innovative cities are the result of creative communities that draw appeal to the region while reminding entrepreneurs and investors that they too can take...

Listener Data: Gen Z’s Secret Sauce?

Listener Data: Gen Z’s Secret Sauce?

How do you share music with friends? It’s a simple question, with a fairly common answer: “We send song links” Whether it’s via text message or social media DM’s, we’ve typically sent song URL’s for the majority of the music streaming era. It’s a bit archaic and one...