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.

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.

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. Odis Jones concludes that small businesses in Douglas, Georgia benefited similarly from a guide that summarized local resources, permitting and zoning regulations, tax policies and steps to receive business loans.

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.

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

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

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

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. Yesterday evening, Colorado Governor, Jared Polis, announced a state-wide mask order directing Colorado residents to wear a mask or face covering while in indoor public spaces.

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

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.

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

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. It’s why one out of every 12 small businesses in America is a franchise, and why a new franchise opens every eight minutes.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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. Plagued by manual processes and a slow rate of digital transformation, many universities are turning to AI to help them drive efficiency and create an environment that allows students to thrive.

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.

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 :).

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.

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 !

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.

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. You can use this time to inform your web design, add more structure to simplify your design process, and articulate a clear purpose for the entire design. Of course, one crucial consideration is user experience.

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U.C. Santa Cruz Commencement Speech – 2019

Steve Blank

A year later he and his new wife headed to the South to work for Georgia Legal Services. I was honored to give the commencement speech at the University of California Santa Cruz, right down the road from the ranch. Rather than my usual talks about innovation and entrepreneurship I shared a few lessons learned after serving seven years as a public official on the California Coastal Commission. I told four stories about the conflict between money and power versus the common good.

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. The number and type of employees triggering the workers’ compensation insurance requirement varies, and each state has different exceptions to that requirement.

3 Ways The Best Leaders Set Themselves Apart


Educated at Georgia Tech, MIT, Oxford and the University of Sussex, he currently serves as president and CEO of Boston-based Zonopact Inc. by Mayur Ramgir , author of “ Evolve like a Butterfly: A Metamorphic Approach to Leadership “ Great leaders are in great demand, whether a coach for a football team, a CEO for a corporation or a general for the Army. But in many cases people are mistaken about what makes a good leader.

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.

Promotions, Opportunities and Gratitude for 2019

Austin Startup

Gratitude Outgoing Chief Operating Officer Georgia Thomsen Georgia Thomsen will be moving on from the Chief Operating Officer position that she has held for the past four years. Georgia joined as our 8th employee and now our team is almost 10 times that size?—?mostly Georgia let me be crazy and helped everyone else stay sane. Georgia will be a key asset to any team she joins and I’m sure she will be inundated with opportunities now that the news is out!

Requiem For A Roommate

Steve Blank

When I got out of the military and went back to school, Michael was finishing up law school, and a year later he and his new wife headed to the South to work for Georgia Legal Services in McIntosh County in Georgia. And, when he shall die, Take him and cut him out in little stars, And he will make the face of Heaven so fine. That all the world will be in love with night. And pay no worship to the garish sun. William Shakespeare.

[US] [Event] Launch Tennessee’s Southland Conference To Highlight South’s Top 50 Startup Companies


” 50 startups have been selected – representing a broad cross section of the south, with companies from eight southern states including Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia – to present and compete for the title of “Southland’s Most Innovative Startup” during the conference, with the winner walking away with a US$10,000 prize.

[Review] Roadside MBA


You read about how Dogma Day Care, a dog daycare center based in Smyrna, Georgia that learned how to charge different prices to different market segments according to how sensitive customers were to prices. What happens when you pack three economists into a car and send them off on a road trip to discover the secrets behind America’s small businesses across the country?

10,000 Startups – Startup Weekend Next

Steve Blank

Just a crazy idea two years ago, the class is now taught at Stanford , Berkeley, Columbia , Caltech, Princeton and for the National Science Foundation at the University of Michigan and Georgia Tech. Today we are announcing the biggest entrepreneurial program ever launched – Startup Weekend Next.