Innovator, Entrepreneur, Thought Leader, Speaker

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 Ardinger:

Innovation Podcast.  Brian Ardinger hosts the Inside Outside Innovation podcast, featuring more than 173 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” and on Silicon Prairie News as an A List Regional Leader. 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.

Brian has also been featured on a number of podcast including:  The Commenwealth: Brian Ardinger, promoting innovation from Hong Kong to Nebraska, Future Squared with Steve GlaveskiHealthy Under Pressure with Amber Pankonin, and  Daniel Stillman of The Conversation Factory talks with Brian Ardinger.

Newsletter.  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. We host a variety of events throughout the year.  Check out the upcoming Inside Outside Innovation Summit 2019, Intersect – The Monthly Meetup for Innovators & Entrepreneurs, and other great immersive events.

Speaker.  Book Brian for your next conference or event.  Past engagements include Gallup’s Future Builder’s Challenge, HomeServices, SXSW, Innov8rs, InfoTech, 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 Summits, NMotion Demo Days, TedXLincoln, NebraskaProduct UX MeetUp, University of Nebraska, Nebraska Wesleyan, Rotary #14, Nebraska Chamber Manufacturing Summit, LPED Innovation Roundtable, Customer Experience World, GlobalShop, TREX (Total Retail Experience), and at a variety of corporations.

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

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


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