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PixlFest 2017 Keynote – Summary

I was honored to give the keynote at PixlFest last week for all students in the state pursuing creative degrees in design, multi-media, engineering, software development and others. There were many insightful questions from the audience and I was asked to give the keynote three ...
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Author: Kraettli Lawrence Epperson

Posted: April 15, 2017, 2:21 pm


Judging the Rice Business Plan Competition

I’ll be judging the Rice Business Plan Competition again this year. It is always a great competition and is the richest business plan competition in the world at $1.5M in prizes. If you’re interested in innovative technology, top-tier national and international startups, and having your ...
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Author: Kraettli Lawrence Epperson

Posted: February 23, 2017, 3:30 pm


Keynote at PixlFest 2017: “Building Innovative Things”

I’ll be giving a keynote at this year’s PixlFest event for “creative students” from colleges throughout Oklahoma. Should be fun: A conference for creative students from across Oklahoma to come together to share their passion and desire to shape the future. Read about the conference ...
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Author: Kraettli Lawrence Epperson

Posted: February 23, 2017, 3:21 pm


VentureSpur Fund I portfolio company releases GoldFire 2.0

Exciting news from VentureSpur Fund I portfolio company, GoldFire Studios. The company has just released the GoldFire 2.0 platform and it includes many new features and functions. Congratulations to CEO James Simpson and team! From the blog post: The current incarnation of the GoldFire Network ...
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Author: Kraettli Lawrence Epperson

Posted: February 20, 2017, 7:42 pm


New 90-second Video: NASA Beyond Line-of-Sight Detect-and-Avoid Flight Tests of FlightHorizon – Vigilant Aerospace Systems, Inc.

We’ve published a new, short video (90 seconds) about the beyond line-of-sight, detect-and-avoid flight tests of FlightHorizon conducted in December at NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, California. Click “play” below to start the video! See the original post: New 90-second Video: NASA Beyond ...
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Author: Kraettli Lawrence Epperson

Posted: February 18, 2017, 7:05 pm


VentureSpur Fund II Startup ViewMarket-CultureMap Acquired by Gow Media in Houston

UPDATE: Alex Muse has written a detailed post about the development and sale of the company: Idea, Team, Startup, Pivot — Our Story I’m very pleased to announce that VentureSpur Fund II portfolio company, ViewMarket, which had purchased CultureMap in April 2015 in a transaction valued at $15M, has ...
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Author: Kraettli Lawrence Epperson

Posted: February 16, 2017, 5:23 am


Entrepreneurial Education: A Recent Encounter with Lasting Impact

A few weeks ago, I was reminded why entrepreneurial education, giving back to your community, and especially, generosity towards the next generation, are incredibly important to the future of our society. And that you may never realize the unseen impact that your generosity can have. A few weeks ...
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Author: Kraettli Lawrence Epperson

Posted: December 1, 2016, 5:17 am


Startup DroneGames and CCEW win UAS Cluster Initiative Grant

I’ve learned that the CCEW startup company I’ve been mentoring in 2016, DroneGames, has enabled CCEW to win a $15,000 grant from the UAS Cluster Initiative to provide incubation services to the company. You can watch their product pitch from May, 2016, here: From TechVentureGeek, ...
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Author: Kraettli Lawrence Epperson

Posted: July 3, 2016, 8:12 pm


Launch of Vigilant Aerospace Systems Announced – Vigilant Aerospace Systems, Inc.

Vigilant Aerospace Systems, Inc. (VAS) announced today that it has exclusively licensed a suite of patented (USTPO Patent #9,405,005) technologies from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), which improves flight safety and air traffic awareness for both manned and unmanned aircraft while providing unmanned ...
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Author: Kraettli Lawrence Epperson

Posted: February 26, 2016, 6:50 pm


NASA Announcement of Licensing Agreement – Vigilant Aerospace Systems, Inc.

NASA has developed technology that may enable unmanned aircraft to fly safely in the national airspace along with piloted aircraft. The patented (USTPO Patent #9,405,005) integrated communications and control system is capable of collision warnings as well as real-time traffic and weather updates. This communication ...
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Author: Kraettli Lawrence Epperson

Posted: February 25, 2016, 6:45 pm


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