Play To Win

As a have said before I got pulled into the Switchyards accelerator weekend which was followed by the Switchyards demo night, which resulted in VacayWay, a team I played on, winning the audience choice award. We learned about the award on demo night. It was simple enough. Most retweets of a tweet by @switchyards announcing […]

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June 26, 2014  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Accelerators, Entrepreneurship, Marketing

The Switchyards Building

Last night was Switchyards demo night. Nine projects, I hesitate to call them companies, showed off what they had created last weekend to about 300 attendees. It was a good show and fun to knock off a little rust by participating as a member of the VacayWay team. The big announcement of the night was […]

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June 13, 2014  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Accelerators, Startups

My Switchyards Weekend

This weekend I felt a bit like Michael Corleone. Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in. I got pulled into another hackathon. This one the Switchyards accelerator weekend. It started innocently enough. With Michael Tavani asking if I would help organize. Easy enough. I know how to run these things. Then […]

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June 9, 2014  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Accelerators, Entrepreneurship

TechSquare Labs

So the big news last week in Atlanta was the launch of TechSquare Labs. Artfully announced in the Atlanta Business Chronicle TechFlash the day before one of it's founders (Paul Judge) gave the keynote during the VIP lunch at the ATDC Startup Showcase, the new effort became quite the buzz. The other founder, Allen Nance, cleared […]

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March 31, 2014  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Accelerators, Angels

More Is Good

If you have been reading FoG for a while you know that I firmly believe that density matters. Denisty is extremely important for startup communities. And with all its sprawl Atlanta has a startup density issue. The reason I bring this up is that Urvaksh Karkaria set off an Atlanta startup firestorm on Twitter last Friday […]

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March 6, 2014  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Accelerators, Current Affairs