St. Louis has an ambitious new Startup Initiative called Fund St. Louis. While the individual program components are similar what you find in other cities; the program seems robust. Find details here.
LeWeb 2013 finished up last week in London. Check out the 3 finalists from the startup competition in the attached video.
Join us for another Open Coffee for Startups this Thursday. You can find us at Crescent Moon Coffee located at 8th and P Street (lower level of the Apothecary Building.) Starts at 8am. See you there.
Nine years ago when we first got on Facebook, it was exhilarating to connect with people we already knew – friends, family, classmates, etc. Today we’re defriending those same people, not adding new connections of that nature. Whereas platforms like Facebook were built for the “social graph,” or connecting with friends, the culture of social – as Twitter has demonstrated – is moving towards the “interest graph,” people who simply have shared interests who are connecting, debating, and discussing. These changes will have a profound long-term impact on how brands and publishers, both B2C and B2B, can most effectively harness the power of social media and drive greater return on investments (ROIs).
During this program, attendees will gain:
- A deeper understanding of the interest graph as the new social web.
- Strategies for B2B marketing professionals to reduce the ‘viral friction’ in their social media camapigns.
- Strategies for B2B professionals to leverage the interest graph to maximize their social media ROI.
About the speaker:
Gabe Lozano has spearheaded the rise of one of the fastest growing sports sites in the world, LockerDome. Under Lozano’s direction, LockerDome, a social media platform for sports, has meteorically risen from nothing to 14 million monthly uniques in just 17 months and has raised more than $8 million. LockerDome has been called “Facebook on steroids” and a “future Wall Street darling” by MarketWatch and named one of Forbes magazine’s “2013 Sports Names You Need to Know.”
Join the Startup Lincoln community every other Friday afternoon from 4:00pm-6:00pm for an opportunity to share ideas, find out about the latest startup activities around town, meet co-founders and teammates, maybe even share a tasty brew from Lincoln’s newest microbrews. In addition to a chance to meet fellow folks interested in startups, we’ll have an “open mic” night where you can sign up to pitch your idea, promote your startup activity, or ask a question to the group.
Date: Friday afternoons (June 7, June 21)
Time: 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Place: FUSE Coworking
800 P. St. (3rd Floor above the Mill in the Haymarket)
Lincoln, Nebraska 68508
Last Night NMotion introduced its inaugural teams to the startup community. After each team told the crowd at FUSE Coworking a little about what they were each building; founders had the chance to mingle with potential mentors. Learn more about NMotion here!
CEO of Firefly Health Innovations, Ollie Benn is coming to Lincoln, Nebraska to share some of his professional insights garnered from his work as a speaker, writer, and consultant. Ollie will help you better understand how to effectively pitch your product or service.
Following our normal Open Coffee at Crescent Moon on Thursday, June 6 at 8:00 am; we’ll traipse up to FUSE Coworking at 800 P Street for Ollie’s presentation at 9:00 am.
Billed as a showcase where people show what they are making and share what they are learning; Maker Faire brings people together to celebrate building things. Returning to KC on Sunday, June 30th at Union Station.
Find more details here.
Startup Stay has been rebuilt, rebranded, and is opening it’s doors to everyone!
Now called Bizpora – users have new service options including:
- Hosts will be able to charge for stays
- Business professionals and entrepreneurs are welcome
- A “conversations” feed has been introduced where members can announce in a targeted city that they want to meet and also what they need (locally or in their trip).
For more information check out the Bizpora announcement here