Ready for a leap forward in Tech Transfer

January 29, 2015
For more than 40 years, AUTM has provided essential education for technology transfer professionals around the world. The annual AUTM event continues to serve as the single most important meeting place for industry leaders, investors, and academic research professionals. Read More

Wellspring staff donated a TON of food…literally

December 30, 2014
Currently, 16.6% of Cook County’s population is facing food insecurity, meaning 860,670 people are unsure of when they will have their next meal. 24.5% of the area's hungry are children. In some communities, the food insecurity rate is as high as 1 in 3 individuals. Read More

Sophia User Group Meeting 2014: Let’s Do This Again

August 19, 2014
Wellspring is a pretty entertaining place to work. With all of the passionate people here, focusing on exciting projects, it’s hard for me to nail down my favorite thing about what we do. Read More

Tesla, Patents, and Open Innovation -- Oh My!

July 11, 2014
Few people can start a buzz quite like Elon Musk. Even his cars get people to stop and stare as they drive down the street. Me? I actually offered a guy at my gym money if he’d let me drive his Model S around the block. (He declined. Turns out if you spend $70,000 on a car, you’re not willing to... Read More

Thinking of Your Innovations as Arguments

June 19, 2014
I’m a fairly organized person, but I have my moments. Occasionally I misplace a thing or two, but rarely something like house keys that sends me into panic mode. Usually instead whatever I uncover is often a serendipitous little find. Read More

Taking a Look Back in Louisville

June 11, 2014
My usual office view is a beautiful one. From my desk at the Wellspring offices, I can see straight east in downtown Chicago, with a great view of the John Hancock building. This last week, however, that view changed a bit as the company picked up and moved to Louisville, Kentucky – just for a day. Read More

3 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Innovators

January 30, 2014
You interview, hire, show them to their desks, and then what, hope for the best? Hiring an inspired and innovative staff is one of the biggest challenges you as a manager will ever take on, but getting innovative results from your staff takes more than just hiring the best candidate. Read More

Is What You’re Doing Really Innovation or Just a Nice Idea?

January 27, 2014
What is innovation? Read More

The Number One Thing We Learned at Our First User Group Meeting

August 26, 2013
Everyone is getting back and settled in after the inaugural Wellspring Worldwide Sophia User Group meeting. I can’t speak for everyone who attended, I know all of us at Wellspring Worldwide had a great time and learned a lot, too. The User Group was a huge success, with more than 70 Sophia users... Read More

Techweek: The Chicago Tech Scene on Display

July 02, 2013
Thousands of people flocked to Techweek Chicago last week and I am happy to say I, and others from Wellspring Worldwide, were among them. For those not familiar with Techweek Chicago, the event is a great opportunity to check out the latest in technology and innovations here in Chicago and the... Read More
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