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LaunchBox Digital Starting in the Triangle This Fall

April 14, 2010 · Leave a Comment 

After a few weeks of email discussions and meetings lead by CED a local group of entrepreneurs and investors have thrown their support behind LaunchBox Digital and Triangle Startup Factory, two RTP based startup company incubators who will join forces under the LaunchBox Digital brand. I’m really excited to see the incubator model coming to the Triangle and starting with an established brand name with LaunchBox means that some of the early ground work has already been done. For instance, upon the graduation of recent... [Read the full story]

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The Sapporo Beer Machine – When Innovation Goes Right

June 6, 2009 · 1 Comment 

I had the pleasure of enjoying several automatically vended Sapporo Beers from an amazing Sapporo Beer Machine (my name for it) during a five hour layover in Toyko’s Narita airport on May 4th 2009. I found this little jewel of beer serving luxury in the Priority Lounge while I was flying Northwest Airlines on my way to Bangkok, Thailand. This thing puts the Heineken Mini-Keg Dispenser to shame. Here’s how it works. You take a freezing cold glass out of the tall glass freezer immediately beside the beer dispenser... [Read the full story]

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Venture-Less Capitalists Chase Their Tails

July 11, 2009 · Leave a Comment 

Through a series of comments this week the Venture Capital industry has proven once again to be a highly fragmented group of independent thinkers who will likely never play nicely with each other. A great article in the NY Times on the state of the Venture Capital market shows contending visions for the path back to glory… from removing firms from the market to adding firms to increasing investment and fund size to lowering it. And as you might imagine, they all think they’re right. Don’t we all? What ever... [Read the full story]

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Tarheel Expedition to Mt. Everest Base Camp May 2009

June 6, 2009 · 1 Comment 

Thanks to everyone who supported me on my goal of visiting Mt. Everest Base Camp on foot. I set this goal almost three years ago in the Fall of 2006 after reading Ed Viesturs’ book No Shortcuts to the Top which I found to be one of the best climbing/adventure books out there. I’ve always loved to be outdoors and high elevation trekking and climbing makes for me an insatiable combination of enjoyment and challenge. Travelling 10,000 miles to the other side of the world and spending a month adapting to new cultures,... [Read the full story]

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SaveRegD: Show Your Support for Entrepreneurs

A few of my favorite entrepreneurial groups (NC Spark and TheFunded.com) have been buzzing in recent weeks about the current Chris Dodd financial reform bill. I submitted my support... [Read more]


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Technology Innovation Adventure

For over 10 years I’ve had a passion for solving problems with technology. Technology itself is an enabler like few we’ve seen in history yet its misuses equal its proper implementations. Innovation with technology when done right allows us to rethink progress from a simple linear path of fast to faster or small to smaller and instead make progress that benefits people, moving from one meaningful implementation to another. The traditional technology race to increase speed and cut cost distracts many intelligent people and makes real progress with technology, especially real progress... [Read more]