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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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

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.

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 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

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.

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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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, 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.

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

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

6 Steps To Creating Communities That Enable People To Achieve The Unimaginable


In 2014, he competed in a half-Ironman competition in Augusta, Georgia, and has completed two Walt Disney World Marathons and the Boston Marathon, usingprosthetic blades. by David Cordani, president and CEO, Cigna, and Dick Traum, founder and president, Achilles International.

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.

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 !

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


A Great Tool for Taking a Slice of the Pizza Market

The Startup Magazine

And beginning in Georgia and expanding rapidly across the nation, it has certainly accomplished its mission. The franchise name of Your Pie is becoming more and more well known, especially in particular states, like its native Georgia.

[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.

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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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31 Great Ways Universities Are Using Google+


Georgia Tech College of Sciences regularly shares great news about successes within the university community. At Georgia Tech, students use Google Plus Pages to promote the latest updates on their research journal.

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.

How Can I Beat A Bad Economy?


Melissa Evans, MHA, PMP, Master Coach, self-made millionaire at age 31 and “The Guru of Implementation,” founded The Broshe Group in 2001 in Atlanta, Georgia.

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.).

Digital Technology MoshPit

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Coca-Cola, Georgia Pacific, P&G, Marquette University, and the United Nations are a sampling of past engagements. New Service Offering for Digital Technology Innovation. Discover Ideas for Long Term and Tactical Innovation Projects.

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).

The Masters Golf Tournament – A Startup Unlike Any Other

Up and Running

After this incredible feat, Jones retired from golf to practice law (he passed the bar after just 1 year at Georgia Tech) and sought out to design his own golf course where he could relax and invite his friends to play. Nowadays, EVERYTHING in Augusta, Georgia bears Bobby Jones’ name.

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America’s Farmstand, The Online Farmer’s Market


Many of us love farmers’ markets – it’s often the only way to get access to all those organic, natural, artisanal produce fresh and direct from independently-run family farms.

“We are one of just 13 industrialized countries with a rising maternal mortality rate” – Christy Turlington Burns on Fighting for Healthy Mothers

Hunter Walker

In some states such as Georgia, the number of counties without a single obstetric provider is staggering (“ In much of rural Georgia, maternal healthcare is disappearing ”).

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