Toni, Matt, and Brandon Kruse talk about setting goals, the difference between "traditional business" and high growth "tech startups", and the power of persistence.
The question behind
our impact stories
What brought you here?
The Urban Engine team loves this question.
We rarely hear the same answer twice.
After asking hundreds of people how they ended up at Urban Engine we began to realize the dynamic impact our work has on the communities we serve. So, we started to capture the stories of people in our networks and the unique ways our programs and resources have made a difference in their entrepreneurial journey. Thus, The Collective Ambition was born.
The Collective Ambition™ is Urban Engine’s central hub of impact stories. It is our collection of the notable people and ideas that inspire us to spark, fuel and ignite the next generation of visionaries through our community programming. You will find features of founders and their startup stories with a focus on how their professional developments make an impact in their local cities. Experience the waves of transformation these motivational influencers have stormed through their hard work.
Congratulations to the winners of the 2018 Space Apps Huntsville competition, held at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center Oct. 19-21! Two of these teams advance to the global competition later this year…Read More
"I love watching team members communicate with each other about their ideas. There's that moment when someone actually latches on to an idea you're trying to communicate and understands where you're going with it, that is truly wonderful," said Sarah Hemmings, the Earth Science Policy Analyst from Global Space Apps Organization Team.Read More
Facilitated by Urban Engine of Huntsville and other local sponsors, the event will be held at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center’s Education Training Facility and will also be featured as the Mainstage for the challenge weekend…Read More
"In year's past main stage cities have included Silicon Valley and New York City. Our event will be live streamed by the international NASA space apps challenge channel. Last year, I believe their stream reached over 40 million people.
This will place Rocket City on a global platform for innovators around the world to learn about Huntsville's legacy as the Rocket City," said Urban Engine Executive Director Toni Eberhart…Read More
The big announcement was made at a press conference Tuesday at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville. From left to right: Dr. Deborah Barnhardt, CEO of the U.S. Space and Rocket Center; Georgina Chapman, director of workforce development for the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber; Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle; Toni Eberhart, executive director of Urban Engine; Michael Carroll, board chair for Urban Engine; and Hal Brewer, co-founder and chairman of the Intuitive Research and Technology Corporation…Read More