I love what New Orleans is doing with the Be NOLA Bound program!
It seems like a great way to raise the visibility of what is happening in New Orleans’ growing economy as well as to help New Orleans entrepreneurs to be more connected to like-minded communities around the country.
I am going to apply.
I have an idea I would like to throw out there. I think it would be a fun side-project or StartupWeekend project. Granted, it is a feature, not a product (and definitely not a company), but I think there are some verticals that would find it very useful.
IndexCloud Elevator Pitch:
IndexCloud scans a piece of content (say, a semester’s worth of chapters in a text book) and identifies the key topics (not just words). It then creates a clickable “tag cloud” of the topics. When a user clicks on a topic, IndexCloud presents them with links and passages to that topic in the content. IndexCloud would be used by students studying for exams or doing research, publishers looking to give readers a new way to explore their publication (think magazine issues on a tablet), and even large corporations doing analysis on their customer service interactions.
The dotcom is owned by a squatter.
I am not doing any side projects since all my time goes to Bizen, but I think this would be a fun one and I would love to see someone do it.
Rachael Qualls has a great post on the Jumpstart Foundry blog about her experience as a mentor
. She talks about how a good mentor has to set their ego aside and have patience. It made me think about my own journey and of the importance of being a teachable entrepreneur.
When I was in high school I got into a little trouble which resulted in me getting removed from the cross country team. The coach called me at home to tell me the bad news. It was a phone call that has stuck with me ever since.
My startup Bizen gets a nice mention in Entrepreneur Magazine this month. Read: Finding Customers Ahead of a Startup Launch
Dave Delaney invited my to participate in the Jumpstart Podcast this week. We talked about Bizen, where my inspiration comes from, and entrepreneurship in general. Check it out
Note: The title of this post is a link to the podcast. Whenever there is a link icon next to the post it means that the post links to another site. I don’t know how intuitive that is.