Venture Atlanta 2011 This Week

  Venture Atlanta has its annual event October 25th and 26th this week at the world’s largest aquarium. The great event has been expanded from one day to two days so as to showcase more startups, especially early stage and seed stage ones (boat analogies for startups). This year, 40 startups based in the state…

Notes from the Georgetown Baker Scholars Panel

Yesterday I had the opportunity to be a panelist for the Georgetown Baker Scholars event on entrepreneurship in Atlanta. Baker Scholars is a prestigious program  for undergraduates interested in business. The event was attended by 25 junior and senior undergraduates that traveled down from Washington D.C. for two days of programs in the Capital of the…

The Power of Peer Groups and Startups

Peer groups are one of the many aspects of entrepreneurship and the startup world that took me years to appreciate. When I say peer groups I don’t mean networking groups. Rather, peer groups are small sets of people that often meet once a month, if not more, in an environment of trust and confidentiality. Peer-to-peer…