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

Is It Helping?

Allen Nance posted a nice article on Startup Grind the other day. In it he asks this simple question. There is a lot of startup events and conversations happening around Atlanta, it is exciting to see, but I am wondering: “is it really helping, honestly, is it helping create better entrepreneurs and more awesome businesses?” […]

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November 27, 2013  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Entrepreneurship, Startups, Too Many Events

Georgia’s Innovation Connection

One of the things entrepreneurs are always looking for are intros to larger companies.  During my day job I have been working on two such programs to hook up early stage companies with Bank of America and Cox.  ATDC has also been working with the Georgia Department for Economic Development, the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, […]

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November 22, 2010  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Networking, Presentations, Too Many Events

Weekend Update

Every November since 2007 I have organized Atlanta Startup Weekend. After some deep thought on the matter I have decided to no longer led Atlanta Startup Weekend. The decision was both complex and difficult but it is the right thing to do. Atlanta Startup Weekend accomplished what I intended. It built a stronger technology startup […]

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September 24, 2010  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Entrepreneurship, Fun, Networking, Startups, Too Many Events

Atlanta Web Week

It's Atlanta Web Week.  Altanta Web Week is a series of events, parties, and studio hops built around Web Directions USA with the intent to celebrate Atlanta's vibrant web community. Web Directions was founded down under back in 2004 by Johnn Allsopp and Maxine Sherrin. They put on conferences in Australia, Japan, and England.  They decided […]

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September 19, 2010  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Internet, Too Many Events, Web/Tech

Today is Exhibit A

It was one month ago today that a wrote a little article about there being too many events in Atlanta.  How events are causing fragmentation when what is needed is engagement.  This point of view left me hanging like Ray Barnes and a redesigned state flag.  Event organizers howled in protest.  Entrepreneurs generally agreed.  Privately […]

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March 4, 2010  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Too Many Events