Reno Startup Weekend an Energetic Event

Reno Startup Weekend

Energy, energy, energy!

If there was a theme for the Reno Startup Weekend, this would have been it.  I couldn’t believe how many people were so energetic and passionate about the startups they were working on this weekend.  It made me a little jealous that I wasn’t participating as a team member.  Instead, I was there as a coach/mentor trying to provide any value to the teams needing some direction.  I was just happy I could be there to help out in any way I could.  In fact, that’s the question I asked of my friend, Bryan McCardle, who was an organizer for the event when I heard him talk about it.  ‘How can I help?’  He told me that they needed coaches for the weekend and I immediately agreed to participate, but more on that later. Continue reading Reno Startup Weekend an Energetic Event

Travis Schwieger, Chief Data Architect, talks Startups, Reno, and the Future of inqiri

Travis Schwieger

Chief Data Architect and inqiri Co-founder, Travis Schwieger, first partnered with CEO James Elste almost a year ago, on December 12, 2012. Since that initial meeting, Schwieger and Elste have worked tirelessly to bring inqiri to life. Continue reading Travis Schwieger, Chief Data Architect, talks Startups, Reno, and the Future of inqiri

Collective Intelligence in the Database

I’ve worked for several predictive analytic/data modeling/artificial intelligence companies, and here at inqiri, we’re doing things a little differently.  We are utilizing the core functionality of database systems to efficiently process large sets of data and return meaningful results to our inqiri members. Continue reading Collective Intelligence in the Database