ISPs should not be allowed to discriminate with respect to the content it transmits. That is the heart of what is known as Net Neutrality. I've written about this before (here and here) and others have written about it online.... a lot... Google it. The FCC put a legal framework in place in 2015 that [...]
If you want to learn about entrepreneurship and the law, join us at 4pm on April 28th! I'm excited to announce that my topic, What Entrepreneurs Should Know About The Law, was selected as a presentation for WordCamp Kansas City 2017 . You can buy tickets and learn all about WordCamp on their website. The presentation: If you [...]
Innovation is a key force behind a strong 21st century economy; and unless the United States prioritizes technology education, we will fall behind. Last week I was honored to represent Kansas City on Capitol Hill. Together with four other leaders from the KC Tech Council, I attended the annual CompTIA DC Fly-In Conference and met with six [...]
Founded in Kansas City, HipHire's goal is to create high-quality matches between employers and part-time employees. It's kind of like match.com, but for employment. And it's brilliant. According to their founder, Brian Kearns, they've been in beta since 2015 and have successfully matched over 1,000 part-time jobs in Kansas City, which is a great lead [...]
I attended the Kansas City Innovation Partnership Demo Day tonight at the Sprint Accelerator to learn about seven tech startups in the city's Innovation Partnership program that are using technology to help the city operate more efficiently and better serve its citizens. You can learn more about the program and the partners on the IPP website. Like [...]
I was lucky to attend the Legal Technology Laboratory (LTL) Prototype Jam today at the UMKC School of Law and the Regnier Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation to hear about various projects in the legal tech space. The people (lawyers, developers, entrepreneurs, and more) behind these projects are doing great things and will no doubt change [...]
States like Missouri and Michigan that ban Tesla’s direct-to-consumer sales model should be ashamed of their anti-innovation policies. My wife and I bought a new car last week. We love the car itself (thanks Volkswagen) but holy cow the buying process was a complete disaster. The dealers used shady practices, offered confusing “special deals,” sold [...]
I'm excited to announce that I'm now a member of the Board of Advisors to KCnext. KCnext is a non-profit organization that seeks to elevate Kansas City as a leading technology hub by focusing on three main initiatives: (1) increasing the technology workforce in Kansas City; (2) supporting tech-friendly regulation at the local and national level; and [...]
James Toolbox reached out to our firm recently to learn about how we market our services and what makes our firm unique. They wrote a case study about our firm on their site, JamesToolbox.com. You can read the case study at the link below. --> Mentoring Entrepreneurs Brings Quick Success by Mark Thompson.
Gary Toohey with the Missouri Bar recently called me for an interview about my career. We spoke about my founding of b.Legal Marketing and how I run Venture Legal. I'm excited to share his article, Changing Realities, Shifting Dreams: Alternative Uses for Your Law Degree. See pages 4-5 for coverage of our firm.