Brian ardinger

NMotion / Econic

Brian is the founder of NMotion, a seed-stage startup accelerator,  and Entrepreneur-in-Residence at NUtech Ventures, the technology transfer arm of the University of Nebraska. He is co-founder of the podcast Inside Outside, a mentor in Pipeline Entrepreneurs and a member of the Startup Champions Network and Global Accelerator Network. Most recently, Brian co-founded Econic, a consulting, research and training company that helps organizations accelerate growth through startup-driven innovation.

Before his work in the startup community, Brian was chief marketing officer at Nanonation, working with clients that included Pepsi, Target, Nike, Harley-Davidson and Royal Caribbean. Brian built the consulting arm in Asia for Gartner and worked with clients, including Microsoft, IBM and HP. He also led customer experience lab at Ion Global, a Hong Kong technology firm.

josh berry 


A world-class consultant and teacher, Josh is passionate about helping organizations execute on innovation. As co-founder of Econic, Josh helps accelerate the innovation initiatives of organizations through consulting, research and training. He serves as an active mentor and workshop presenter at numerous seed-stage accelerators, giving him direct access to the latest tools and teams in the startup world. Josh has been a speaker and teacher on topics such as Lean Startup, customer development, Business Model Canvas and startup-driven sales/marketing strategies.

Josh previously worked across four continents as a consultant and Chair of Business Development for Talent Plus. Clients included The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, The Cheesecake Factory, H&R Block, Stanford Medical Center and Mercedes-Benz USA.