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

How To Pitch Workbook

A while back I wrote an article inspired by a Canaan Partners SlideShare deck on how to pitch. Having recently been asked to help out a few startups in the TAG/Venture Atlanta Business Launch Competition, I revisited the article only to discover that the embed was bad.  Seems Canaan updated the deck. It is below.  Once […]

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March 25, 2014  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Entrepreneurship, Presentations, Venture Capital

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

Intern Meeting

Amidst a growing rash of lawsuits across the country that might just dork up the whole concept of internships I made my way up to KinetixHR to talk with their class of student workers over lunch. My friends there said all I had to do was talk about myself, my career choices, and what I had learned along […]

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July 16, 2013  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Personal, Presentations

Give Them A Way To Tell You Something Bad

So last week I attended the Georgia Center for Child Advocacy Change Makers breakfast at the invite of a friend. As promised it was a moving and informative event. The keynote speaker was Dave Moody whose firm, C.D. Moody Construction Co., is the second-largest minority contractor in Georgia (after H.J. Russell & Co.) and No. […]

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May 1, 2013  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Management, Presentations

Venture Atlanta Presentation

Thought it would be helpful to share my Venture Atlanta presentation. Eleven slides to tell the story in six minutes. Put this together starting with a blank in about a week. Few words. Large fonts. I wanted people to pay attention to me, not the slides. I wanted to freedom to modify the words of […]

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October 23, 2012  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Half Off Depot, Presentations, Startups, Venture Capital

Reflections on Venture Atlanta

So on Wednesday I wandered down to the big fish tank for Venture Atlanta. A fine event. One of the best of startup things a guy, or gal for that matter, can do. I was there as the non-paid entertainment, pitching Half Off Depot as we gear up for our Series B in 2013. And […]

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October 19, 2012  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Entrepreneurship, Half Off Depot, Networking, Presentations, Venture Capital

Go To The Show

So I became a Startup Riot ambassador. Mainly because I believe that it is one of the most important events on the South technology scene. Startup Riot is growing and branching out. They have started MAKE which is essentially a startup weekend like experience and it is good to see someone picking up the ball […]

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February 2, 2012  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Fun, Networking, Presentations, Startups