last week we posted about what we've been up to during the past month or so. we also made mention of our efforts to re-launch the satellite as a newsletter... the idea being we're trying to be more of a service to our creative community than simply posting blog posts that don't serve much purpose.
the format is going to look something like this: a 'quick hits' round-up of relevant news for creative entrepreneurs, a cool (and relevant) video and an inspirational quote of the day to help you stay, well... inspired. ha.
the satellite will be published every monday - and we could really use your help in getting the word out. if you like what you see, and feel the new-look news can be of benefit, please forward the info to any and all interested creatives. the satellite will improve going forward - but we all feel the new format is SO much better. hopefully you'll agree. •
media: aol/huffington post media group launched the huffpost small business, a new site covering issues facing small business owners and entrepreneurs. --- the guys who founded twitter (kinda) unveiled their latest project called lift,
a new app "designed to unlock human potential through positive
reinforcement." we don't know what it is... neither does anyone else...
but it sounds cool. sign up for official updates here. --- location-based mobile social media platform buzzmob's new smartphone app connecting peeps w/n the same vicinity is now available at iTunes. •
film: submissions for the first annual iPhone film festival are due by sept. 30. check out the details here. •
writing: script magazine's 10 cool things on the interwebs for screenwriters (and other literary types). •
design: the joint DIA/create denver/CCI venture 'design by colorado'
opens today out at the airport. the show features the works of 28 local
creatives in design, furniture, fashion and other mediums. (blue13 submitted our quantum t-shirts
for consideration... but we weren't selected.) head out to DIA to see
what made the cut and support our local talent. so much of it. •
tech: are you selling goods on location? intuit teamed up with verizon for a mobile app called gopayment
that enables an entrepreneur to swipe credit cards with their
smartphones or tablets. the tech comes with a pocket-sized credit card
reader that you can plug into your mobile device. definitely check this
out for potential customers. --- here's a list of 9 iPad apps that are changing the way entrepreneurs do business. the wall st. journal chimed in with its own list of must-have mobile tech tools for entrepreneurs. •
contests: denver's capital grille
is accepting submissions for its artist series wine event next spring.
the restaurant is seeking local talent to design the label for its house
cab sauv produced by napa's freemark abbey. contest deadline is oct. 7 - click here for info. --- coinstar, the company that owns and operates the redbox
movie-rental kiosks, is accepting entries for its third annual 'the
next big idea' contest for entrepreneurs with a viable business idea for
the next-big kiosk biz. check out the details here. •
jobs: apartment therapy
is looking for new house/apartment design bloggers. they don't have a
denver branch, but the pub says it doesn't matter where you're located.
plus, there's so much style in denver, how could they not explore the
mile-high ci-tay? (details here. deadline: sept. 5) •
boba fett and the americans.
mr. fett contacted us the other day to help spread the word about his plans for the band. in case you're unaware, boba and the crew roll around the mile-high city crashing parties, art shows, news casts, whatever... with their ridiculously cool marching band covers of popular hits from the past 20 years of music. haven't heard of 'em? where you been?
apparently mr. fett wants to take his yo! MTV raps/new orleans/sci-fi geek troupe to crash the CMJ (college music journal) festival in NYC. want to help? they've got a kickstarter page set up to make it happen. check the video below (and the clip of them crashing Fox News last year) and donate some funds if you can. •