Flashpoint 3

Flashpoint, Georiga Tech's accelerator program is now accepting applications for its third cohort to begin in January, 2013. Of the 30 teams that participated in the first two Flashpoint cohorts, 28 continue to develop.  The first cohort received over $8 million in follow on funding in six months.  The second cohort, just finishing, already has […]

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October 30, 2012  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Accelerators, Startups

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

What It Feels Like To Be A Startup CEO

Over on Quora Paul DeJoe, the CEO at Ecquire (a lead management software company with the tag "data entry blows") and an Entrepreneur in Residence at Fairbridge Venture Partners, posed the perfect response to the question "What does it feel like to be the CEO of a start-up?" Something like 1,200 upvotes. It is republished here with permission. […]

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June 4, 2012  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Entrepreneurship, Startups

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

Talk To The Devs

So one of the things that I am doing these days is having at least one breakfast/lunch/drink a week with an advisor/business partner/friend/mentor to catch up and talk about what is going on in our day to day worlds. It's just so easy to get too heads down and overly involved in a startup. I […]

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January 19, 2012  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Management, Startups

Flashpoint: Winning

Earlier this week Flashpoint, Georgia Tech's new startup accelerator, held it first ever demo day. While really a bit more of a pitch day, I only saw one demo, the teams did a great job. Locally David Cummings has a nice summary of the companies that pitched and TechCrunch even covered the event. While in […]

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January 12, 2012  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Accelerators, Startups