Innovator, Entrepreneur, Thought Leader

For over 25 years, Brian Ardinger has been helping entrepreneurs and enterprises navigate and compete in a world of change and disruption. He has led efforts with startups and corporations to engage the latest trends, tools, and tactics to accelerate innovation, launch new ideas, and build better products.

Before Inside Outside, Brian founded the seed-stage accelerator NMotion and co-founded the corporate innovation consultancy Econic. Brian has worked in Silicon Valley and Asia and served as Chief Marketing Officer at Nanonation working with some of the best brands in the world including Apple, Pepsi, Target, Nike, and Harley-Davidson.

He is currently involved in driving the Midwest’s innovation ecosystem through initiatives such as the Rise of the Rest, StartupWeek, Lean Startup Circle, PIPELINE Entrepreneurs, and the JumpStart Challenge.

Brian is a regular contributor to industry publications such as the Wall Street Journal, Inc., Entrepreneur, and Fortune Asia. He’s also a public speaker and quoted industry expert, with over two decades of experience in digital media, marketing, consulting, and research. Brian holds a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from the University of Nebraska in Omaha and an MBA from Penn State.

Here are a few ways you can connect with Brian:

Podcast.  Brian Ardinger hosts the Inside Outside Innovation podcast, featuring more than 120 episodes of corporate and startup innovators.  The podcast was featured by Inc. Magazine as one of the “10 Best Design and Innovation Podcasts You Can’t Live Without.”  Listen to the podcast here on or on Acast, iTunes, Sticher, Spotify, and Google Play. We’re always looking for great guests.  Let us know if there is someone you want to hear from.

Community.  Sign up for our free weekly Innovation newsletter.  You’ll receive the latest news, podcast feature, trends, and tactics in the world of startup and corporate innovation.

Events.  Join us at Intersect – The Monthly Meetup for Innovators & Entrepreneurs and other great immersive events.  Check out our Inside Outside Innovation Summit held in May 2018.

Speaker.  Book Brian for your next conference or event.  Past engagements include SXSW, Innov8rs, Lean Startup Circle, Angel Summit (Dallas, Chattanooga), Entrefest, Startup Week (Seattle, Chattanooga, Omaha, Lincoln), 1 Million Cups (Des Moines, Sioux Falls, Omaha, Lincoln), Inside Outside Innovation Summit, NMotion Demo Day, TedXLincoln, University of Nebraska, Customer Experience World, GlobalShop, and TREX (Total Retail Experience).

Innovation Coach. Brian offers one-on-one corporate and startup coaching. Limited spots available.

Sponsorship. If you are looking to reach corporate, startup and community innovators, let’s talk.


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