November 30, 2009 by Orr Fellowship

We’ve all talked about our host companies and what makes ours better than the rest, but how are these companies chosen, and why would someone want to work for an entrepreneurial company in Indianapolis?  In order to shed some light on the Orr Fellowship host companies, I have given the information in a …

November 29, 2009 by Orr Fellowship

Can you believe it? It’s that time of year already. It doesn’t seem like it was a year ago that I was making the many trips to Indy for Orr Fellowship interviews, ROTC, and Finalist Day. This Friday, the finalists for the class of 2010 will be interviewing with entrepreneurial companies from around Indiana …

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The date has been set for the Orr Fellowship’s Holiday Group Service Project! On December 20, we will head up to the Amazon.com fulfillment center in Whitestown, IN for Gift Wrap With a Smile, an opportunity for local Indianapolis non profits to earn extra money by having its volunteers gift-wrap …

November 23, 2009 by Orr Fellowship

The holiday season is my favorite time of the year.  But since I love Thanksgiving too, every year I wait patiently until Black Friday to start listening to Christmas music, watching my favorite holiday movies, and putting up decorations.  I’m looking forward to Thanksgiving, but come Friday, the holiday festivities …

November 22, 2009 by Orr Fellowship

This American Life is a radio program out of WBEZ in Chicago that attempts to display what it is like to live an ‘American life’, complete with its dullness as well as its luster. Reporting is not done in the way we see on television or hear on more traditional …

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With Turkey-day quickly approaching and the holiday season nearly upon us, I thought a good focus for this blog would be to discuss what a Fellows’ options look like when they’ve completed their two-year committment of being in the Governor Bob Orr Entrepreneurial Fellowship.  Ok wait, you’re right, holidays and post-Fellowship opportunities have literally nothing to do with one another. …

November 17, 2009 by Orr Fellowship

You may ask – what am I learning?  Well, I’ve been learning a lot of new things, but most recently, that you can’t trust a Wabash boy!!  Yes, Blaine stole my picture to use in his blog.  So, in response, here is another picture.  Notice how Blaine isn’t fighting back …

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As we near Finalist Day when the class of 2010 Orr Fellows will make their decisions on whether to accept an offer to join the Fellowship, I think it’s worth looking at who the Orr Fellowship is for.  Working with high growth start-ups takes a certain kind of person, and …

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The propensity of students to give back to their communities while in college, rarely translates after they graduate (based on my observations). It’s not because we become bad people as soon as we leave a college campus, it’s because, frankly, the opportunities aren’t as accessible and finding time between working …

November 16, 2009 by Orr Fellowship

So you’ve heard about the Governor Bob Orr Indiana Entrepreneurial Fellowship, but one thought that may have crossed your mind is, “how do I get noticed by the Orr Fellowship, and what types of attributes/experiences are they looking for in their candidates?”  For the next couple of minutes I’m going to …