Category: unconferences
Two-bit Guru | Barcamp7 Followup | Photo of post-it drawings from BarCamp

There were lots of highlights for me at Milwaukee Barcamp 7, beside my own sessions on Meditation and Communication. The Green Hour was fun and informative, and ditto for a session on Minecraft (trying to keep my knowledge somewhere in range of my Grandkids’), the 3D scanner and printing systems were cool, and Charlie’s bee […]

Two-bit Guru | Milwaukee Barcamp 7

If there’s enough interest, I plan on presenting sessions on meditation & communication at Milwaukee Barcamp 7 on October 6 & 7 at Bucketworks. What’s a bar camp? It doesn’t have anything to do with bars and it’s vaguely related to camping because some out-of-towners bring sleeping bags. It’s an unconference. Follow the links. I […]

Image courtesy of Startup Accelerator.

An issue that came up at the end of Startup Accelerator 10 in Madison, WI, last Saturday, was What’s a quick, easy, effective way to break the ice? Ideally, everyone should feel comfortable and be able to interact freely with everyone else. It is after all an unconference. Maniacal laughter was a good icebreaker at […]

Startup Accelerator number 10 is coming up this Saturday, March 3, from 9 am to who-knows-when (usually winds down around 4-5 pm although some folks stick around to chat after). At Sector67, 2100 Winnebago Street, Madison, WI 53704. It’s an unconference for entrepreneurs, budding entrepreneurs, and anyone who just wants to see what it’s all […]

Startup Accelerator number 9 is coming up this Saturday, January 21, from 9 am to who-knows-when (usually winds down around 4-5 pm although some folks stick around to chat after). At Bucketworks, 706 S 5th St, Milwaukee, WI 53204. It’s an unconference for entrepreneurs, budding entrepreneurs, and anyone who just wants to see what it’s […]

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The Eighth Startup Accelerator unconference took place in Madison, WI, at the University of Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery this past Saturday. The Startup Accelerator offers free events, with lunch included, for entrepreneurs and entrepreneur-hopefuls to exchange ideas with each other and with folks who have expertise in a variety of areas. In a typical unconference, […]

Startup Accelerator number 8 is coming up this Saturday, November 19, from 9 am to who-knows-when. At Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, 330 N Orchard Street, Madison, WI 53715. It’s an unconference for entrepreneurs and it’s FREE. I believe the parking is FREE, too. I will be leading a meditation session for the second time with […]

Me at the Startup Accelerator unconference next to the Fox River. Image courtesy of Brandon Wentland.

Last Saturday at the 7th Startup Accelerator unconference for entrepreneurs in Appleton, Wisconsin, the mystery of this new-to-me adventure was somewhat revealed. There were breakout sessions on business structures, on protecting intellectual property, on the traditional model of Great Idea to Talented People to Business Plan to Nirvana (megabucks from a source that has many […]

First BarCamp - Image courtesy of ioerror via Wikipedia.

If the phrases “startup accelerator,” “barcamp,” and “foobar” (not to be confused with “fubar”) have little meaning to you, you’re in good company here because until a month or so ago these words were mysteries to me, too. They mostly still are. They all have to do with a group of people getting together for […]