We help innovators, intrapreneurs, entrepreneurs, and founders focus on the collision of tech, markets, mindsets, and networks. Are you prepared? Join us!

IO2024 Innovation Unfiltered

Grab a ticket for InsideOutside’s annual conference – IO2024: Innovation Unfiltered.  Join 600 startups, corporate innovators, and innovation champions on November 11th in Lincoln, NE to kickoff Silicon Prairie Startup Week.  

Innovation Unfiltered

About Inside Outside

At our core, Inside Outside is an innovation community.  We help people innovate together – startups + corporates + community. We bring together the best and brightest to connect through our weekly Inside Outside Innovation podcast, The IO Newsletter, and immersive events.

The IO community fosters innovation, upgrades skills, launches new ideas, and connects you with world-class innovators. We bring together people, research, training, and insights with our podcast, newsletter, events, and over 25 years of consulting experience.

Work with Inside Outside

Inside Outside Innovation Team & Innovation Audience 

Inside Outside Innovation can help your company navigate and compete in a world of change and disruption. Connect with our team today about speaking, training, and coaching opportunities.

We also offer partnership, sponsorship, and advertisement opportunities in our podcast, newsletter, events, and social media.

Speaking: Innovation Keynotes and Workshops

Brian Ardinger’s interactive innovation talks provide ideas to take immediate action on for impactful change and growth. Brian is available for hire in-person or virtually as a keynote speaker, workshop leader, event emcee, panel member or moderator. Brian frequently speaks at conferences, corporations, and events. Past talks include:

Corporate Innovation

Startup-Focused Innovation

Customer Experience

  • Customer Experience World, GlobalShop, TREX (Total Retail Experience) and NebraskaProduct UX MeetUp

Innovation & Technology

  • Elevate, University of Nebraska – Lincoln and Omaha and UNL Center for Entrepreneurship, Nebraska IT Symposium, InfoTech, Nebraska Wesleyan, Rotary #14, and TedXLincoln

Innovation Coaching and Training

Inside Outside offers corporate and startup coaching and training on a variety of innovation topics, including:

  • Customer discovery, Lean startup tools
  • Business model design
  • New product development
  • Innovation readiness

For speaking, coaching, or press inquiries, email Brian at brian@insideoutside.io. Limited spots available.

Innovation Book

Accelerated: A Guide to Innovating at the Speed of Change will help better prepare you to adapt to and act on whatever comes next.

Innovation Sponsorships

If you are looking to reach corporate, startup and community innovators, let’s talk. Inside Outside has sponsorship opportunities through our innovation newsletter and podcasts, immersive events, social media and website reach.

Inside Outside Innovation Podcast

Inside Outside produces the weekly Inside Outside Innovation podcast, featuring more than 300+ episodes of interviews with corporate and startup innovators. The podcast has more than 250,000 listens, from innovators in the US, UK, Australia, Canada, Europe, and across the globe. It 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. Sponsorship opportunities include ads, giveaways, guest interviews, and topical discussions.  All podcasts transcripts and ads are on IO’s website, as well as all podcast platforms. Listen to the podcast here on InsideOutside.io or on any podcast platform. We’re always looking for great guests. Let us know if there is someone we should feature.

Inside Outside Innovation Newsletter

Inside Outside Innovation NewsletterThe Inside Outside Innovation Newsletter, is read by thousands of corporate, startup, and organizational innovators each week. The newsletter features a curated list of the best innovation articles, podcast interviews with leading business innovators and authors, exclusive connections to upcoming innovation events, and additional resources to help you and your business thrive. Ads are customizable, trackable, and link directly to your content.

Live and Online Events

IO hosts a variety of immersive events throughout the year reaching thousands of innovators. Check out Inside Outside Innovation Summit – IO2022 (Summits also in 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020), Intersect, Open Coffee, and other great events. Our recent IO Live events profile incredible innovators, entrepreneurs, and authors with live Q&A from the online audience.

Social Media Outreach

Inside Outside operates numerous social media accounts to connect with innovators and entrepreneurs everywhere. These accounts include Twitter, LinkedIn, Medium, and Facebook and reach tens of thousands of followers.

IO Merch 

Grab some IO Merch including IO T-shirts (short and long sleeve – People rave about these!), IO Posters, Neoprene Backpacks, and Little Books of Innovation. Purchases support IO’s free resources for new innovators.

Innovators, Entrepreneurs, Thought Leaders, Speakers

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

Brian Ardinger

Before Inside Outside, Brian founded the seed-stage accelerator NMotion and co-founded the corporate innovation consultancy Econic. He 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.

Brian 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. He’s received awards for his work from the Lincoln Partnership for Economic Development, Prosper Lincoln, and two coveted Prairie Dogs from Silicon Prairie News. Brian is a contributor to industry publications such as the Wall Street Journal, Inc., Entrepreneur, and Fortune Asia. He’s also a public speaker and investor. Brian has over two decades of experience in digital media, marketing, consulting, and research.

Susan Stibal

Before joining Inside Outside, Susan founded Stibal Marketing, a communication consultancy, working with small and medium-sized businesses and organizations. She also served as an Adjunct Professor of Marketing and Communication for Nebraska Wesleyan University.

Susan has a long history collaborating with the Midwest’s business community. She’s worked on projects focused on community development, affordable housing, small business growth, building business networks, international trade, and economic policy development. She also co-founded Hear to Learn, an award-winning innovative classroom technology initiative. Susan is a global advocate, business mentor, investor, and public speaker. She has over two decades of experience in marketing communication and business development.

Contact Inside Outside Innovation

Brian Ardinger, Cofounder – brian@insideoutside.io

Inside Outside Contributors

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