All Posts By

blakemiller

My recent Forbes Podcast on Venture Capital

By | Venture Capital | No Comments

My partner Erik Wullshleger and I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Alex Knapp of Forbes to talk about investing in startups outside of the Valley. Listen here on Forbes: Tech startups in Silicon Valley get the lion’s share of attention – and investment – in the United States. But it’s not the only area where tech companies…

Read More

CityAge – Smart Cities and Smart Utilities: What Next?

By | Smart Cities, Speaking | One Comment

I’m really looking forward to speaking at “CityAge’s next Summit on The New American City” with such a great list of regional and national decision makers and thought leaders. The opportunity we have ahead of us with the Kansas City Smart City initiative is big. KC is positioned to become a leader in exporting our first-hand experience and expertise in…

Read More

Big Ideas

By | Entrepreneurship | No Comments

Holy Sh!t! Google (along with Fidelity) just invested a BILLION dollars into SpaceX. This. Is. BIG! I find this fascinating; not only because of the actual investment aspect, but because the future is whatever an entrepreneur dreams it or wills it to be. Before I dive deeper into that, let me first try and wrap my head around the fact…

Read More

Driving

By | Kansas City | One Comment

Instead of starting 2015 with a resolution, I’m going with a challenge. 12 days in, so far so good. For 2015, I’ve decided to challenge myself to give up the luxury of driving. The past six months or so, I’ve been dreaming of the day when I move into One Light. I’ve thought “I’ll get rid of my car and…

Read More

Big Days

By | Coworking, Kansas City, Startup Life | 3 Comments

I’m not sure where I originally heard this quote but it’s always stuck with me. “One day can change your life forever, so all life really consists of is 4 or 5 major days that completely change everything.” 4 or 5 days seems really small to me. We can only hope to have many more than that. And when I…

Read More