We’re used to receiving inquiries from bloggers and print media representatives who want to write about Shoeboxed, and we really enjoy every opportunity to put our message out there and reach out to existing and future members. But today we got the opportunity to spread the word of Shoeboxed via a different medium: Radio!
A few hours ago we were on our first radio show which aired on Dallas KRLD 1080. The show is a running series called CEO Spotlight, which typically interviews someone from the senior management of a publicly traded/Fortune 500 company. The episode before us was an interview with the CEO of technology giant Texas Instruments. Needless to say, it is exciting (and an honor) that Shoeboxed was asked to be on the show!
Go here to listen to the interview as an .mp3 file: Downloadable .mp3
Well, we’ve never been shy about our obsession with Duke University. Most of us are Duke graduates, and some of us are current students there. So it made a lot of sense that when we wanted to get some photos taken of the team that we turned to Duke students. I mean, it was without question that we’d find a talented photographer from the obscenely talented and involved Duke student body. We were very impressed with what we found. Chase Olivieri, a freshman at Duke, took us all around downtown Durham today and took some great shots of us.
To check out some more of our photos, check out our Flickr account. There are photos from pretty much our whole history, including our summer in Berlin and our team trip to Jordan.
I like finding stuff on the internet about Duke and its burgeoning entrepreneurship scene. Shoeboxed is certainly a part of this movement toward encouraging entrepreneurship, so I like spreading the news as well.
Jim Roberts, the founding executive director of the Blue Ridge Entrepreneurial Council and the Blue Ridge Angel Investors Network, wrote a column the other day for WRAL, a local news source here in Durham. He was talking about the organizations and technologies that he thought were creating buzz in the Southeast tech community as 2008 begins.
In his write-up he gave a shout-out to Duke and the growing entrepreneurship economy in the area surrounding the university. Shoeboxed is definitely a part of this, and we are happy to see people talking about this great area!
Duke University will have a bigger influence on the Triangle entrepreneurial economy. Duke has expanded its entrepreneur program with the addition of a friendly face, Howie Rhee, formerly of the CED. Of course we all know Duke has the potential to be even more of an economic powerhouse with the brains and the resources. Will the university put it all together in 2008?
Hopefully Shoeboxed will get a mention in the Top 10 Buzz Creator list for next year!