INTERAPT BLOG

Interapt Attends Google I/O 2015: Key Takeaways

If you spent any time on social media last week, you likely saw tech journalists posting about Google’s latest and greatest developments revealed at its annual developer conference, known as Google I/O. Interapt’s own Ankur Gopal (CEO) and Mike Nguyen (Tech Lead) were in attendance, and besides enjoying the Google swag (including brand new Nexus…

Radio Stations Should Go Mobile Because Their Older Listeners Already Are

We typically assume the “older generation” finds it difficult to navigate through our constantly-evolving world of technology and gadgets.  But while Baby Boomers and Seniors may have been slower to adopt mobile devices into their daily routines, their usage increases dramatically once they are familiar with how the devices (and their apps) work.  In fact, they…

Junior Achievement Hits Home Run with JA Pitch Competition

What would inspire a business plan built around saving koalas from extinction?  Koala-ity, a team competing at Junior Achievement of Kentuckiana‘s inaugural JA Pitch Competition & Showcase, gave a simple answer:  “Koalas are dope. Dead koalas are not dope.”  While that response coaxed laughs from both the crowd and the stage, Koala-ity and all other finalist teams in the competition took their business ideas seriously and…

JA Pitch Competition Brings “Shark Tank” to Junior Achievement Mission

Interapt CEO Ankur Gopal has worked with Junior Achievement to develop its inaugural Pitch Competition & Showcase, a Shark Tank-style event that brings in JA students from local high schools to present their startup ideas to a panel of accomplished entrepreneurs.  Winners will receive cash prizes for use in the classroom, and all finalists get an…

President Obama Visits Louisville to Promote Technology Jobs and Programs

This week, President Obama made a special trip to Louisville, stopping at local tech company Indatus to speak about the initiatives Louisville has taken to provide tech skills to the workforce through programs like Code Louisville. The President’s administration has launched its Tech Hire Initiative to “expand access to tech jobs” and empower American workers…

JA Students Attend Interapt’s Latest Mobile App Workshop

Interapt recently conducted our mobile app development workshop with Junior Achievement of Kentuckiana students from Pleasure Ridge Park High School. The workshop gives students the opportunity to learn about hi-tech innovation and what it takes to design and market an app. Interapt senior staff led the first segment of the workshop, describing what Interapt does and the start-to-finish process of developing an app….

Prince Charles Visits with Interapt at Harmony Village

Interapt was selected to take part in the Royal family’s recent visit to Louisville, and enjoyed a brief visit with Prince Charles as he strolled through a “Harmony Village”” of exhibits at the African American Heritage Center. Organizations from a variety of sectors in Louisville were represented, each involved in some way with promoting local healthcare, environment, food…

This Year’s Best of Leadership Summit Features Interapt Intern

This week, the Leadership Louisville Center hosts its annual Best of Leadership Summit, an event built to provide performance-boosting learning and connect participants to a network of accomplished leaders within the community.  As part of the event, speakers are invited to present “Lightning Talks,” 5-minute sessions meant to excite the audience about a new or big idea….

Interapt Intern Takes Flight at Johns Hopkins

When Sarah Zappone concluded her Interapt internship last summer to begin her studies at Johns Hopkins University, her thirst for knowledge and growth during her time at Interapt made me confident she’d be a great ambassador for such a prestigious school. Now only one semester into her studies there, it’s clear Sarah has taken that responsibility quite literally, as she was featured in the Johns Hopkins News-Letter as one…

Interapt’s Guide to the Best Virtual Reality Experience

At Interapt we have been able to experience virtual reality with the Oculus Rift before most people. So in order to better prepare the greater public for VR(virtual reality), we have compiled a list of the top 5 things you need to know before launching yourself into a true virtual experience. Be prepared to do some…