There have been many conversations in Nashville recently about how to improve our public transportation system to meet the needs of our growing population. Perhaps you have noticed in the past couple of months an influx of men and women flying around the downtown area on electrical scooters. This new form of transportation was one solution offered by a company called Bird. The company was founded in 2017, and its main vision was to provide a shared transportation system that was environmentally friendly, user friendly, and friendly on the rider’s wallet.
A Bird scooter is the ideal mode of transportation for a person who needs to get to a place that might be too far to walk, yet too close to call a Lyft or an Uber. The user simply downloads the Bird app on his or her smartphone, which pulls up a map locating the closest Bird scooters that are available to ride. After finding a, ...
Peter Marcum was highlighted in the Nashville Business Journal this month. He continues to lead the march in tech development here in Nashville, and we could not be prouder to have him as our leader. Read the article below to find out more about all of Peter’s accomplishments and his plans for the future:
Nashville Business Journal
We pride ourselves on our dedication to innovation and being on top of the latest technology trends. We've rounded up some of the spots where you can find industry news, thoughts, and research studies.
-The Next Web
-McKinsey & Company
What are your favorite sources of technology information? Let us know in the comments section!
DevDigital has announced the launch of Kernel Equity - a spinoff that will play a unique role in Nashville’s venture ecosystem. Leveraging DevDigital’s legacy capabilities, Kernel’s core competence will be the seamless integration of technology with startups, small firms, and turnarounds.
Headed by Peter Marcum (DevDigital Co-Founder) and Todd McCullough (Ampersand Partner), Kernel will start with 8 companies in the portfolio across several industries, with some majority and some minority interests. The one common theme is the vital importance of technology to each venture.
To celebrate the launch of Kernel Equity, community movers and shakers gathered at the DevDigital offices on March 1st. Head over to The Nashville Post to see pictures from the event.
2016 has been a year of fast-paced growth at DevDigital. In 2016, we completed over 90 projects for small businesses all the way up to Fortune 500 Companies. We have worked on innovative projects in education, healthcare, retail food, music, and device manufacturing. Some of our projects are so classified, we can't even repeat them.
We changed our business model so that project management became the core element of value creation, client attraction, and retention. We expanded our programming skills and are very proud of the quality of the projects completed this year. We are also incredibly proud of our coding teams. Our revenue growth exceeded our expectations as we relied heavily on referrals. Market awareness gave us a steady flow of new relations. We adopted the philosophy of "Don’t sell, serve" as our overriding purpose and it has become our daily aim.
We are grateful for what we...
DevDigital’s Founding Partner, Mitch Ballard, is the co-chair of the After Hours and Special Events Committee of the Nashville Rotary Club, along with MNPD Deputy Chief W. Todd Henry. Ballard recently attended a retreat hosted by the Nashville Rotary Club for its board and committee members.
The Rotary Club of Nashville is a part of Rotary International, which boasts 1.2 million members worldwide. Rotary members share a common belief in “Service Above Self” and attend weekly meetings where members are able to develop important skills, meet community members, and address important issues on a local and global level. While Rotary International maintains a membership community of 1.2 million people, the Rotary Club of Nashville has approximately 560 diverse business and civic leaders. Since its inception in 1913, the Rotary Club of Nashville has grown to become the 3rd largest Rotary Club...
A recent article in The Atlantic states that the ed-tech market is worth more than $8 billion, although “skeptics question whether the new products improve learning.”
While many people are still unconvinced that educational technology actually betters the learning process, the data and statistics hold the proof that this industry is transforming the learning methods most of us are accustomed to.
The Educational Technology Industry Network has divided ed-tech into four categories:
Content: Such as an “interactive software that teaches language arts and math”
Instructional Support: Encompassing “testing and productivity tools”
Management: Such as “Learning Management Systems, and class-scheduling software”
Special Categories: Which includes “Online Courses, as well as tools for niche areas like Advanced Placement materials or special needs”
The network examines the data reported by...
One of the key uses of digital assets is education, and DevDigital client The Entrepreneurial Mind is a key example of the value of digital content, but don’t just take our word for it—Forbes thinks so, too. Dr. Jeff Cornwall, CEO of The Entrepreneurial Mind, is now chronicling his entrepreneurial journey in weekly posts for Forbes.
Cornwell has already published three blog posts, Why Email Marketing Is More Effective Than Social Media, Why My Startup Has Already Pivoted (Twice), and How Much Does Professor of Entrepreneurship Know About Entrepreneurship? We're Going to Find Out.
Cornwall states that he plans to use this outlet on Forbes as "an opportunity to chronicle my newest entrepreneurial adventure," and that he will be sharing “the good the bad and the ugly,” as The Entrepreneurial Mind continues to grow.
If you are not familiar with The Entrepreneurial Mind, it is a...
Here at DevDigital we’ve become pretty aware of how fast things change based on technology—it’s kind of the nature of our business! One of the great things about this company is that we’re constantly learning and engaging ourselves so that we can be up to date for our clients.
On that note, I wanted to share some interesting information that addresses change in all different facets. So without further ado, here are a few facts that you may not know about!
Tempo (formerly Kalatech) has built some amazing music business software. It was founded in 2014, and has made some pretty big headway since then. I bet you didn’t know that Publishing Pro currently manages the life of over 18,000 songs, that Tour Pro streamlines the logistics for 13 tours with nearly 3,000 shows to date, and that Booking Agency Pro has helped facilitate over 85,000 offers (and counting).
In other news at Dev, we are...
Have you thought much about your content strategy?
If you’re like most entrepreneurs, you’re running 90 miles an hour, trying to make things happen. Your website and other marketing materials are probably low on the priority list--nice to haves but not necessities.
Depending on your stage, you could be right of course. If you’re in the early stages of an idea, you probably aren’t ready to think about marketing copy. You don’t even know what you’re selling yet!
But, let’s assume you have a product or service you know you’re ready to offer. You’ve done the customer discovery, and you’re confident you’ve got something people want to pay actual money for.
At this point in the game, there is little as important as the content you produce.
When the average person hears “Content” they think of blog posts or, maybe, social media posts. While content strategy includes those things, it...