State of Entrepreneurship in Georgia

The Startup Magazine

With a high prevalence of tech startups and a low cost of living, Georgia should be at the top of your list. One thing that sets Georgia apart from other states is the diversity of its small business owners. Small Business Administration, of the one million small businesses in Georgia, 371,524 are minority-owned. percent of all business in Georgia, and the professional, scientific, and technical services sector is made up of 58.2

Georgia Tech Flashpoint Accelerator Demo Day, June 11, 2014

David Teten

For the third year in a row, ff Venture Capital is co-sponsoring the New York Demo Day for Georgia Tech’s Flashpoint Accelerator, along with HBS Alumni Angels of NY. Introductory remarks by Merrick Furst, Flashpoint’s Director and Distinguished Professor of Computing at Georgia Tech. We met Ionic Security, one of our portfolio companies, at their first Demo Day a few years ago.


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Q2ebanking Expands to Georgia


Austin-based Q2ebanking plans to open an office outside of Atlanta in August to serve its growing client base in the region. The startup company provides electronic banking solutions to banks and credit unions nationwide. “Expanding into the Atlanta area is a natural move for us and is a testament to the demand we are experiencing [.]. Austin Technology San Antonio Technology Atlanta Austin banking Q2ebanking

Georgia Tech Fights Prof, Others Over Chip Startups | Prof in Jail

Campus Entrepreneurship

Technology transfer gone wrong at Georgia Tech. The men reported to the Fulton County Jail after arrest warrants were obtained by the GBI in connection with an ongoing investigation into misappropriation of funds and resources from the school’s Georgia Electronic Design Center, GBI spokesman John Bankhead said Saturday. Laskar’s attorney Craig Gillen said his client and Georgia Tech were business partners. From the darker side of entrepreneurship on campus.

Odis Jones Explains How to Strengthen Your Rural Community’s Economy

The Startup Magazine

Douglas, Georgia revived its downtown through a streetscape project funded partially by a federal Transportation Enhancements grant. Rural communities in the United States are encountering challenges that threaten the overall state of the land and quality of life experienced by the residents.

FAQ Re: Dr. Alan Black

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Tuesday, November 11, 2014: Athens, Georgia. Robert Alan Black, PhD is a creativity expert from Athens, Georgia, USA. Dr. Black holds a PhD in educational psychology from the University of Georgia. Jessica Beasley, his daughter, lives in Georgia. The elected officials most likely to take up Dr. Black’s cause would be in the state of Georgia where both Dr. Black and his daughter Jessica reside. Greetings from gray and chilly Three Oaks, Michigan.

Cassandra Worthy’s Incredible Tips For Startup Success!

The Startup Magazine

degree in Chemical Engineering from Georgia Tech, she has spent well over a decade working in Fortune 100 and 500 companies including Procter and Gamble and Berkshire Hathaway making significant impact in the Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) industry. People The entrepreneurs Atlanta Cassandra Worthy diversity Funding Georgia Tech ideation inspiration motivation motivational speaker startup advice Team building

How to Make Your Brand Matter

Duct Tape Marketing

Branding Georgia Gallagher Georgie Gallagher How to Make Your Brand Matter written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. Today’s Guest Post is by Duct Tape Marketing Consultant Georgie Gallagher, Enjoy! Every business has a brand – even if it thinks it doesn’t. Your local coffee shop has a brand. Your local accountant has a brand. Your local vet has a brand. And your business has a brand. I can see you rolling your eyes.

That’s a pie. And that’s my face.

Jeff Hilimire

We do a lot to try to raise money for Junior Achievement of Georgia , including auctioning off things like vacation days and donated client gifts. Agency Life fundraising junior achievement of georgia But auctioning off the ability to pie some of us leaders in the face is probably the most fun if not the highest fundraiser item. This is @gumboshowjoe , who bid the most to get the privilege of pie’ing me in the face, very aggressively I might add.

Innovations from the Lonely Planet

deal architect

Innovations from various parts of the world we don’t usually expect innovation from The bookless library – San Antonio, TX Changing global wine map - Georgia, China, Chile Battling remote Oil spills – Arctic Circle Common Core Standards – State. Innovative Business Uses of Technology

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They’re Never Too Young

Austin Startup

This past weekend I attended a Georgia Tech Research Corporation board meeting in the… Continue reading on Austin Startups May 30, 2016: Happy Memorial Day, Patriotic Readers.

Save the Date! the 5th Lean Innovation Educators Summit

Steve Blank

Julie Collins – Georgia Tech.

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The Ears Have It

Austin Startup

August 7, 2016: This past week I arranged a listening tour in Georgia related to my biomedical deal there. This was an opportunity for the… Continue reading on Austin Startups

Why Stacey Abrams got the First Standing Ovation in #UpfrontSummit History

Both Sides of the Table

You likely know that Stacey Abrams recently ran for the governor of Georgia and in doing so was the first African American women to be the nominee of any major party in the history of the United States. She looked poised to win but her opponent was the sitting Secretary of State of Georgia so while he was running against her he was “the reference, the score keeper and the contestant.” Specifically Tripled the number of Latinos who voted in the state of Georgia. In Georgia?—?53,000

Back to the Classroom – The Educators Summit

Steve Blank

The respondent panel will include, Brandy Nagel ( Georgia Tech ), and Ivy Shultz ( Columbia University ), Michael Camp ( Ohio State ), Jim Hornthal ( UC Berkeley). Register Here. In 2020 over 1,000 educators joined us online to learn and share how to teach during the pandemic.

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Three Chords And The Truth


People like Joe Ely, Sonny Throckmorton, Gary Burr, Georgia Middleman (she sang a song called Dare To Dance Alone (YouTube) this morning that she co-wrote with Gary Burr that really touched me), Will Sexton, and Matthew Santos were in attendance and were wither performing and/or hosting workshops. entrepreneurship singing austin songwriter symposium faith hill gary burr georgia middleman joe ely martina mcbride matthew santos reba mcentire songwriting sonny throckmorton will sexton

Fresh Peaches Propel Growth

The Entrepreneurial Mind

Stephen Rose talks about The Peach Truck, a company that cultivates a personal experience with Fresh Georgia Peaches and shares the stories of those who care for them. You can find The Peach Truck on corners across Nashville, on tour in various states, or in packages delivered right to your porch. TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious. The post Fresh Peaches Propel Growth appeared first on Dr Jeff Cornwall

The Lean LaunchPad Online

Steve Blank

We taught the first two classes of 25 teams each, and then in March of 2012 trained faculty from Georgia Tech and the University of Michigan how to teach the class at their universities. Georgia Tech and the University of Michigan faculty then taught 54 teams each in July of this year and will teach another 54 teams in October. You may have read my previous posts about the Lean LaunchPad class taught at Stanford , Berkeley, Columbia , Caltech and for the National Science Foundation.

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Colorado’s State-Wide Mask Order

VC Adventure

Unfortunately, other states such as Georgia are eschewing mask orders and turning their backs on the data showing that face coverings are very effective in spreading the virus.

Flashpoint Demo Day, September 13, at Union Square Ventures

David Teten

Flashpoint is a startup accelerator program at Georgia Tech. HBS Alumni Angels of New York and ff Venture Capital are happy to be co-sponsors of Flashpoint’s upcoming New York Demo Day , September 13, 2:30 PM to 6:00 PM, held at Union Square Ventures. Some of their portfolio companies look very promising. The current crop includes: Events ff Venture Capital HBS Alumni Angels New York NextNY

Aaron Lupuloff And The Corky Kell Classic Focus On Furthering Education


Without the help of both monetary and structural support from private institutions like the Gwinnett County Public School Foundation, the excellence of this Georgia county’s school system would not be as well-known as it is. In Georgia, as well as the rest of the United States, the Gwinnett County Public School system is a prime example of what education can do.

Startup Map & Trends Analysis – November 2012


However, during the last three months the fifth and sixth places have been a battleground between Pennsylvania, Georgia, and Washington. For November, Pennsylvania takes fifth place and Georgia claims sixth. For November 2012 we are noticing an interesting trend of product ready companies declining, while concept stage companies are rising.

What Is A Wrongful Death Claim?


Alex Weatherby is a trial lawyer based in Atlanta, Georgia. by Alex Weatherby , Wrongful Death Attorney. Death and the grieving process is never something to be enjoyed. No matter who we lose, it can feel like no matter the reason, death is wrong. . But there is an important legal distinction.

Flashpoint Demo Day, January 18, at Union Square Ventures

David Teten

Flashpoint is a startup accelerator program at Georgia Tech. ff Venture Capital and HBS Angels of New York are happy to be co-sponsors of Flashpoint’s upcoming New York Demo Day , Wednesday, January 18, 2012, 2:30 PM to 6:00 PM, held at Union Square Ventures. Some of their portfolio companies look very promising. The current crop includes: deaString. BISMark. Lucena Research, LLC. eCommHub. Social Fortress. CollectorDASH. RideCell. Soket. Pindrop Security. Badgy. Saving Grace.

How Individuals Are Turning To Franchising For Business Success


The couple now owns multiple locations in Georgia and South Carolina. Success in the franchise space is attainable to all. After all, it provides a proven business model, a dedicated following of fans, nationwide support and much more.

How to Add “Championship Caliber” to Your Business

Growthink Blog

Did you catch the end of the Alabama-Georgia College Football Championship game on Monday? It was incredible (unless, of course, you’re a Georgia fan). The sad flip of these emotions were seen and felt on the Georgia sideline, tears of heartbreak and disappointment to have worked so hard, to have come so close, and to have it slip away at the end.

Flashpoint New York Demo Day, Friday, June 14

David Teten

The Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), ff Venture Capital, and The Harvard Business School Alumni Angels of Greater New York are once again co-sponsoring Flashpoint’s upcoming New York Demo Day, on Friday, June 14, 2013, 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM. Flashpoint is a startup accelerator at Georgia Tech.

Flashpoint New York Demo Day, Friday, June 14

David Teten

The Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), ff Venture Capital, and The Harvard Business School Alumni Angels of Greater New York are once again co-sponsoring Flashpoint’s upcoming New York Demo Day, on Friday, June 14, 2013, 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM. Flashpoint is a startup accelerator at Georgia Tech.

Compass Intelligence Acquires MobileTrax


San Antonio-based Compass Intelligence announced it has acquired MobileTrax LLC, based in Florida and Georgia. Compass Intelligence, which does research on mobile and wireless devices, also appointed MobileTrax’s founder, J. Gerry Purdy, as its new chief mobility strategist.

TSYS Acquires NetSpend of Austin for $1.4 billion


The deal calls for TSYS, based in Columbus, Georgia, to pay $16 in cash for each share of NetSpend common stock. TSYS announced plans to acquire Austin-based NetSpend for $1.4 billion. Netspend, founded in 1999, sells prepaid debit cards and other financial services to customers without bank accountants in the United States. NetSpend, which sells [.] The post TSYS Acquires NetSpend of Austin for $1.4 billion appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin Technology

Navigating Seasonality While Keeping Cashflow Healthy


At the end of the year, Carson Browning, owner of ITM Landscapes in Jackson, Georgia, shifts to maintenance services. His restaurants are busy in the spring and summer, but get quiet in the fall and winter — especially when the beloved Georgia Bulldogs are playing. “If by Aditya Narula, head of customer success at Kabbage. Ask five people how seasonality affects their business and you’ll get five different answers.

Chargify Appoints New Chief Revenue Officer

Austin Startup

Downs will be based in Colorado and split his time between Chargify’s Texas headquarters and SaaSOptics’ Georgia headquarters respectively. Chargify, the leading billing platform for B2B SaaS, today announced the appointment of Matt Downs as Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) effective immediately.

What Are The Statutes Of Limitations And Why Are They Important? 


2 years – Alabama; Alaska; Arizona; California; Colorado (3 years for car accidents); Connecticut; Delaware; Georgia; Hawaii; Idaho; Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; Kansas; Minnesota; Nevada; New Jersey; Ohio, Oklahoma; Oregon; Texas; Virginia; West Virginia; .

If I’ve ever helped you in any way…

Jeff Hilimire

If I’ve ever helped you in any way, even if its simply a blog post I wrote you that hit you at the right time, I’d be incredibly appreciative if you would consider supporting my wife’s upcoming Georgia 2-Day Walk for Cancer. This time last year we lost her best friend since 8th grade to breast cancer, and Emily is going to be walking 30 miles to try to raise as much money as possible to help find a cure. Please consider donating :).

Flashpoint NYC Demo Day 2016, May 3

David Teten

The Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), ff Venture Capital , the HBS Alumni Angels of New York , and Alpha Venture Partners , are co-sponsoring their 6th New York City Demo Day, next Tuesday, May 3, 2016, from 10 to 12 AM. Flashpoint is a startup accelerator at Georgia Tech. I hope you’ll join me next week at Flashpoint NYC’s Demo Day 2016.

MLK as a Role Model for Business

Jeff Hilimire

If you believe, like I do, that companies have a responsibility to do good in the world and give back to their community, then there’s no better place to run a business than Atlanta, Georgia — the birthplace of Martin Luther King, Jr. , I can’t think of a better place to try to make a difference in the world than in Atlanta, Georgia. I am very proud that Dragon Army is a sponsor of the 50th anniversary of MLK Day with Hands on Atlanta. Please find a way to get involved !

A possible solution to the Electoral College


I live in New York, not Georgia or Pennsylvania It would stop a small number of states from being overly targeted by candidates as the Electoral College mandates. So this post is not about startups or venture capital. Rather is about the Electoral College. I have been thinking about ways to have it disappear as it truly in my view is a solution to a now non-existent problem. Sure, a problem existed in 1787, but, come on, that problem does not exist now.

How To Become A Real Estate Agent


New York state, for example, has reciprocity with several states, including Massachusetts, Georgia, Arkansas, Colorado, Oklahoma, Mississippi, West Virginia and Pennsylvania. There are nearly two million active real estate agents in the United States today, according to the Association of Real Estate License Law Officials. Real estate agents face new challenges and situations every day, so their days are never dull or boring.

How AI Can Help Universities Boost Student Performance And Improve Retention


For example, Georgia Institute of Technology deployed an AI-powered chatbot named “Jill Watson” to complete the automatable tasks of teaching assistants, including answering students’ questions on a messaging board. by Sanjoe Jose, CEO and Co-founder of Talview.

Common Website Design Mistakes Beginners Make


Other Fonts Used on Websites: Courier New , Courier , Verdana , and Georgia. As beginners, it’s easy to jump straight into designing a website’s interface. However, working offline should be carried out first to generate a good foundation that you can build on.

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The Most Persuasive Font

Mike Michalowicz

The words with a Baskerville font where perceived as slightly more truthful than the identical words in five alternatively tested fonts – Computer Modern, Georgia, Helvetica, Trebuchet, or Comic Sans. Back in 2012 a cool experiment was run, unknowingly, on readers of the New York Times. Errol Morris feigned a survey to see if readers responded differently to different fonts. He discovered that a certain font, Baskerville- specifically, was perceived as more believable by readers.

Why a Paid Newsletter Won’t Be Enough Money for Most Writers (And That’s Fine): The Multi-SKU Creator

Hunter Walker

to Fair Fight supporting voter rights ahead of Georgia Senate Runoff. Photo by Ibrahim Rifath on Unsplash.

Does Your Small Business Need Workers’ Compensation Insurance?


These include Arkansas, Georgia, New Mexico, North Carolina, and Wisconsin. by Veronica Baxter. Perhaps. Statutory workers’ compensation laws are particular to each state, but in general, businesses having employees that are not large enough to self-insure must carry workers’ comp insurance.