Consumer + Design Weekend Accelerator

Not too long ago Michael Tavani of Scoutmob fame announced that he was leaving his day to day role there. Shortly thereafter he launched Switchyards, a consumer brand incubator focused on design and based in Atlanta. On June 6 Switchyards will be hosting a consumer design weekend accelerator event at Scoutmob.  Given my experience running […]

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May 10, 2014  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Entrepreneurship, Fun, Networking, Startups, Uncategorized

Atlanta Startup Weekend Spring 2014

Atlanta Startup Weekend is back this weekend.  This 54 hours of organized chaos take place May 2 through May 4 at ATDC. Entrepreneurs show up on Friday night, pitch their ideas, form teams, and code away. This hackathon has been around in some form or the other since 2007. The focus has morphed from pitching and hacking […]

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April 28, 2014  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Entrepreneurship, Networking, Startups, Uncategorized

Advice For Good

Today Jeff Hilimire introduced Advice For Good, an idea that blossomed out of the time demands of offering coaching and counseling to budding entrepreneurs. Interesting concept. Pretty simple too. You donate at least an hour of your time to a non-profit or other charitable cause and then blog about your experience on this site, and in exchange […]

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April 3, 2014  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Networking, Presentations, Too Many Events

Time For A Facelift

Force of Good has been an active blog going on eight years. It started off using a standard Typepad template. In 2008 Paul Stamatiou moved the design from three to two columns and Blake Perdue created the custom design template that is currently being used. With the exception of the move to Disqus commenting in […]

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February 25, 2014  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Networking, Web/Tech

Tech Dress Code In The South

So last Thursday I made my way to Villa Christina for the Silicon Valley Bank client appreciation party. Kyle pretty much nailed it. Classy SVB client appreciation party last night. All the top dogs in ATL Tech came out. Thx @dalekirkland @RyanRoller, SVB — Kyle Porter (@kyleporter) October 18, 2013 Somewhere along the line I […]

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October 21, 2013  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Networking, Startups

Controlling My Schedule

So I did something really bad today. I cancelled a meeting with a prominent entrepreneur/investor at the last minute.  For the second time. Without going deep into the details my issue was legit. I had an urgent employee oriented operational task that I needed to complete. It was an non-optional business demand. And I had […]

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August 22, 2013  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Networking, Personal

Access To Capital Atlanta

On Wednesday August 14 I am going to be participating at Access to Capital put on by my friends over at Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. It’s a much broader than your typical technology startup funding event. It will explore alternative and traditional lending options, angel investments, crowdfunding, private equity and more. I have the honor […]

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August 8, 2013  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Angels, Networking, Presentations, Startups, Venture Capital