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Forge Hosts Kent Oyler, CEO of GLI

Posted by Charles Buddeke on July 17, 2014 at 3:45pm 0 Comments

Kent Oyler is one of Louisville’s greatest entrepreneurs. Having started 19 businesses, including the largest IPO in Kentucky history, and with years of angel investing experience, Kent has a unique perspective to assist Louisville’s startup ecosystem. Needless to say, we are very excited to have someone with an entrepreneurial mindset leading GLI, and we could never pass up the opportunity to have a conversation with Kent, who has been super great in supporting Forge (see Kent rocking it at a Forge event below). First, Kent would like 10-15 minutes to explain where GLI and Enterprise Corp see the entrepreneurial community going. Then, we want to switch this to more of a forum format with Kent taking questions and receiving feedback. It is very much an opportunity to express our thoughts, without the need for consultants. As always, free Falls City Beer and good times will abound. Register Here …


Help Keep Patents Friendly for Entrepreneurs

Posted by Charles Buddeke on February 24, 2014 at 2:00pm 0 Comments

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…




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