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. In Georgia, you’re in good company with your new startup.

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.

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.

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.

Help Detained USA Citizen In Abu Dhabi

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Friday October 31, 2014 – Athens, Georgia. He’s been a professor at the University of Georgia, and also lectured at Drexel University. Alan is a widowed father of two who lives in Athens, Georgia. This is a departure for this blog.

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

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.

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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. Specifically Tripled the number of Latinos who voted in the state of Georgia.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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 !

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.

Building a Winning Team through the Draft and Free Agency

Lightspeed Venture Partners

Sudip brings five years of investing experience and holds an ECE from IIT, an MBA from Wharton, and a PhD in Computer Engineering from Georgia Tech. March and April are the most exciting months of the NFL offseason. Free agency begins in March and the NFL draft takes place in April.

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Building Bridges: John Crossman on fostering diversity through scholarships and mentoring.


Our guest today is John Crossman, CEO of Crossman & Company , one of the Southeast’s largest retail leasing, management and investment sales firms, with over 28 million square feet of properties in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, North Carolina and Tennessee.

Last week I came so close to death

Jeff Hilimire

The prison I toured in Jackson, Georgia. One of my new friends from my Leadership Atlanta class invited me to go on a tour of a prison in Georgia and I excitedly signed up. This was the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson, Georgia (about an hour outside of Atlanta).

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.

Coats for people experiencing homelessness in Atlanta – a guest post by Joe Koufman

Jeff Hilimire

The second stop we made was near Georgia Tech in a park across the street from the Coca-Cola Headquarters. Joe Koufman recently shared with me an initiative he’s spearheading to provide coats for people in Atlanta experiencing homelessness. I asked if he would share his story on my blog.

Going Bananas for a Well Selected Name

Mike Michalowicz

Recently, I went to a Savannah Bananas baseball game in, you guessed it, Savannah, Georgia. A powerful name does wonders. The intensity of the fanship was nothing short of remarkable.

Startup Map & Trends Analysis – September 2012


Georgia and Pennsylvania bumped Illinois out of the top five, and were tied for fifth place. September’s Startup Map showcases the latest trends in startup profiles created on Gust between September 1 st and September 30 th. Some of the entrepreneurs chose to keep their startup profiles private and therefore are labeled as unpublished in this month’s map, and were not included in the trends analysis.

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


Downtown Dragons

Jeff Hilimire

Enter Georgia State University. So, our new office building has unfortunately continued to be delayed. Having out-grown our current office space (which you might remember at one point we grew so much that I didn’t have a desk! ), we needed to find some place to move all 40+ of our folks until our new office is ready (hopefully in April/May timeframe.).


Jeff Hilimire

This week I’m on vacation in the North Georgia Mountains. View of the North Georgia mountains off the back deck. I plan on hanging with the family, reading a lot and writing a little.