Category: News

  • LG NOVA Webinar Series: Innovation 2023 – Digital Health

    LG NOVA Webinar Series: Innovation 2023 – Digital Health

    Thanks to the LG Nova Digital Health team – Atul Singh and Darren Sabo for hosting this morning an interesting session Healthcare Innovation. A few notes from today’s session: Challenges and Opportunities for digital health innovation Digital interoperability Data privacy and security Digital Infrastructure Regulatory environment for digital health services Staff shortage and burnout Acute care…

  • NextUp Ventures Demo Day – A fresh batch of SportsTech Investments…

    NextUp Ventures Demo Day – A fresh batch of SportsTech Investments…

    Thanks to NextUp Ventures for an engaging demo day, full of interesting pitches from emerging SportsTech Startups! A few topics covered on today’s demo day included: Athletic Turf technologies Sustainable football gear Off-field athelete/creator fund monitization Name & Likeness management and optimization Looking forward to more solid investments from the NextUp Team. How does AI feel…

  • Exploring Generative AI with ChatGPT and Bard…

    Exploring Generative AI with ChatGPT and Bard…

    As humans, I believe we’re now at the dawn of a new revolution in technology, information, understanding, and inteligence with the rise of Generative Artificial Intelligences that are becoming good enough for true productivity. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be taking a dive into Generative AI, and exploring the possitilbiites of using it for…

  • Discussing International Investing and Russian Startups on The Syndicate Podcast

    Discussing International Investing and Russian Startups on The Syndicate Podcast

    This week, I had the pleasure of recording an interview with Matt Ward of The Syndicate Podcast: “The Russian Startup Scene and What Founders and VCs Need to Know with Jeffrey Donenfeld of Boomtown Accelerator” Listen to me on The Syndicate Podcast: Apple Podcasts, Android, RSS, Direct Here’s what I discuss with Matt on the…

  • Boomtown Accelerator Demo Day Spring 2018 showcases our 10th Cohort

    Boomtown Accelerator Demo Day Spring 2018 showcases our 10th Cohort

    Last Friday, May 18th, I was proud see Boomtown Accelerator’s 10th cohort showcase their businesses at Demo Day, part of Boulder Startup Week. As Investment Manager at Boomtown, it’s always a satisfying experience seeing the companies I helped to bring into the program finally graduate, with the growth and success of their businesses on the…

  • Viewing the Total Solar Eclipse, August 21st, 2017

    Viewing the Total Solar Eclipse, August 21st, 2017

    A few of my shots, and NASA’s map from today’s spectacular Total Solar Eclipse, which I viewed from Guernsey, Wyoming.

  • Boomtown Partners with Comcast NBCUniversal to Launch The Farm Startup Accelerator in Atlanta

    Boomtown Partners with Comcast NBCUniversal to Launch The Farm Startup Accelerator in Atlanta

    I’m proud to share the news that Boomtown, where I work as Dealflow and Investment Manager, has partnered with Comcast NBCUniversal to launch The Farm Startup Accelerator in Atlanta, the latest initiative as part of LIFT Labs for Entrepreneurs. Our official press release: COMCAST NBCUNIVERSAL ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF STARTUP ACCELERATOR “THE FARM” Located in The…

  • Making Karaage on Tastemade’s Backcountry Cooking War

    Making Karaage on Tastemade’s Backcountry Cooking War

    Here’s a quick video I helped make with friend JJ Yosh for Tastemade… tasty and fun! Had a great time flying the Yuneec Q500 Drone for aerial footage, and cooking tasty fried chicken. Here’s the mini version on Facebook.

  • Take Flight with the Yuneec Typhoon Q500 4K Quadcopter Camera Drone

    Take Flight with the Yuneec Typhoon Q500 4K Quadcopter Camera Drone

    Everyone wants a quadcopter drone. Over the past year or two, these small, multi-rotor radio controlled aircraft have hit the mainstream. There are tiny palm sized ones, giant professional camera ones, and then the middle of the road – the backpack-sized, easily flyable, fun-sized ones. The Yuneec Typhoon Q500 4K fits right in there –…

  • Ethan Zoubek’s Six Steps to Make Room

    Ethan Zoubek’s Six Steps to Make Room

    Today at Boomtown Accelerator, we were treated to a presentation by mentor Ethan Zoubek, who spoke about key concepts in relating to people and making room in your life and mind for things to just… happen. Here are a few notes from Ethan’s talk. Practice slowing down “Shower thoughts” `Recognize that a sale is not…

  • IceCube Neutrino Observatory in Antarctica Confirms Existence of Cosmic Neutrinos

    IceCube Neutrino Observatory in Antarctica Confirms Existence of Cosmic Neutrinos

    In the news today, the existence of cosmic neutrinos was confirmed by Antarctic scientists. I had the opportunity to work at the South Pole Station during the operation of the Ice Cube Neutrino Observatory, and feel lucky to have become friends with PI Albrecht Karle and his team. A few articles about Ice Cube and…

  • The Best Gear from the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2015

    The Best Gear from the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2015

    Last week I attended the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market show, a giant collection gear manufacturers showing off their wares for the upcoming years. Although I didn’t get to talk to everyone at the show, I did stop by a bunch of booths to check out what they have coming up. Here are a few of…

  • Enter Pyongyang

    Enter Pyongyang

    Interesting…

  • Shanghai Built Knockoff Ghost Towns Copied from Around the World

    Shanghai Built Knockoff Ghost Towns Copied from Around the World

    China is certainly weird. On the outskirts of Shanghai, China they’ve built a number of knockoff towns, copying styles from around the world. I explored a few of them, and was thoroughly weirded out. More on my explorations of Shanghai  – Modern Ghost Towns, Racecars, and Skyscrapers in Shanghai

  • Getting Hitched at the Shanghai Marriage Market

    Getting Hitched at the Shanghai Marriage Market

    During my exploration of Shanghai, China, I stopped by the Shanghai Marriage Market – and almost got fixed up! Here’s my experience…     See everything I did on this trip to Shanghai: Modern Ghost Towns, Racecars, and Skyscrapers in Shanghai

  • Tour The West Antarctic Ice Sheet Field Camp, Antarctica

    Tour The West Antarctic Ice Sheet Field Camp, Antarctica

    This season working at WAIS Divide Field Camp, Antarctica was busy, with days of hard work and rough weather. However, there were a few moments of free time and good weather, and during those moments I shot a few short clips. In this 40-minute video, I take you on a personal tour of most of…

  • Let’s Learn About: Orion – NASA’s Newest Spacecraft

    Let’s Learn About: Orion – NASA’s Newest Spacecraft

    Love this explainer video – can’t wait for the first full launch! As the flight test of NASA’s Orion spacecraft nears, the agency released Wednesday a video — called “Trial By Fire” — detailing the spacecraft’s test and the critical systems engineers will evaluate during the Dec. 4 flight. Orion is in the final stages…

  • My Footage from the South Pole used in “The Science of Interstellar” Documentary

    My Footage from the South Pole used in “The Science of Interstellar” Documentary

    Coinciding with the release of Christopher Nolan’s new movie “Interstellar”, Warner Brothers has released a new documentary called “The Science of Interstellar” – and my footage is in it! The documentary covers the science roots behind the hollywood film, including science looking at the Cosmic Microwave Background. During my time living and working at the…

  • I’m In A Planetarium Show! “Chasing the Ghost Particle”

    I’m In A Planetarium Show! “Chasing the Ghost Particle”

    During my deployment to the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, Antarctica in the Austral Summer 2012-2013, my good friend Blaise was working with the Daniel M. Soref Planetarium at the Milwaukee Public Museum and the Wisconsin IceCube Particle Astrophysics Center (WIPAC) of the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Throughout the summer season, Blaise worked with a RED HD…

  • Recaping the 2014 New York Travel Festival

    Recaping the 2014 New York Travel Festival

    Just posted, this fun recap video from the recent NY Trav Fest! Check out my full writeup! >>>