Thanks to Ben Keeton for bringing this to our attention!
The U.S. patent system is the foundation for America’s inventiveness and dynamic business culture. Changes to the U.S. patent system will impact our nation’s ability to continue as the globe’s technological leader and must be approached with caution and forethought.
An Innovation Ecosystem Drives the American Economy
Our nation’s economic strength is dependent upon a thriving community of research institutions, entrepreneurial companies of all sizes, and venture capital firms interacting together. To support this innovation ecosystem, we must maintain a patent system that protects both emerging companies, whose business models are patent dependent and focus on developing inventions that enable new products and services but don’t engage in manufacturing, and larger organizations that seek relief from frivolous litigation.
Patent Reform Must be Targeted and…Continue
During the weekend of February 28 through March 2, Startup Weekend Louisville will connect local entrepreneurs, developers, designers and startup enthusiasts with the resources and mentors to help them jumpstart their business ideas. Velocity, a regional organization in Jeffersonville focused on entrepreneurial education and programs, will host Startup Weekend Louisville. Throughout the course of this 54-hour event attendees will share business ideas, form teams and develop the ideas into startups.
How Startup Weekend Works
On Friday night attendees with new, undeveloped business ideas can make a 60-second pitch to the audience. After choosing the most popular ideas through a voting process, teams form organically around them. Then it’s a frenzy of business model creation, market validation with customers, and building a minimally viable product. Entrepreneurial leaders from the community offer support and critical feedback on Saturday and Sunday, and on…Continue
Kentucky entrepreneurs and small businesses have a unique opportunity to win a $10,000 prize from billionaire philanthropist and entrepreneur Todd Wagner. Todd has created an innovation competitio…0 Comments 0 Likes
Startup Louisville Calendar
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Louisville’s thriving startup community wants you to join us at our first gathering for startups, entrepreneurs, designers, investors and anyone else that wants to join us for brunch. With enough food to go around and certainly enough characters, let’s get together and has out ideas.
Menu: Highlands Tap Room & Grill has a brunch buffet for $12, you can also add bottomless mimosas and bloody mary’s for $10.
Parking: Parking is available at the Tap Room in the rear, Spindletop beside of the grill and on the street. All spaces are free.
Any questions, send a tweet to @Daniel_Johnsen
The King’s Garden Fête on March 22 combines 10+ KY/NYC artists in a sizzlin’ contemporary art exhibition — WITH a double bill concert by Kyle James Hauser and Small Time Napoleon, crazy delicious food by Farm to Fork Catering, an Open Bar and raffle for an amazing night to benefit YouthBuild Louisville and I.D.E.A.S. 40203′s collaborative UrbanGreen Project, which will send YouthBuild students to study in the King’s Kitchen gardens of Versailles, France.
Join Louisville’s creatives, artists, entrepreneurs, techies, venture sharks, hipsters and hometown honeys to PARTY WITH A PURPOSE on March 22!! Get your tickets HERE!!!
In another exciting hack·a·thon event, nine sleep deprived teams will work for 24 hours straight, pushing the limits of technology and human creativity to design and build a robot with only one purpose… to destroy itself in the most spectacular and innovative way possible.
Kicking off Saturday, March 22, 2014 at noon with demonstrations happening Sunday, March 23 at noon.
Team size and budget is unlimited. A winner will be decided by a vote of other teams and probably some kind of hastily constructed trophy will be awarded. Participants should have a reasonable plan to demonstrate their robot without damaging people or property or otherwise violating the law.
Submit your idea and win $10,000. Whether it’s an early idea or an established business you’d like to expand, “THE SEARCH for the next big thing” is an opportunity you won’t find again. Be one of the first 100 innovator applicants and get your business in front of a network of contacts never before gathered in one place at an innovation event and innovation mixer. All event proceeds benefit meadeactivitycenter.org.
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