What if the Atlanta Tech Village were Free?

In an effort to make the Atlanta Tech Village the best place for entrepreneurs to go to increase their chance of success, we’re always brainstorming ideas to make it better. One idea was “what if the Atlanta Tech Village were completely free?” Of course, it costs a million dollars a year just for things like…

50 $5k Bets or 5 $50k Bets

Recently I was talking to a successful entrepreneur that wants to start doing some angel investing. As part of this initiative, he wanted to initially invest roughly $125,000 per year for two years ($250k total). He said he was looking at a variety of strategies and debating between two approaches: 50 $5k Bets – Invest…

731 RSVPs for the Atlanta Startup Village

Last night’s Atlanta Startup Village at the Atlanta Tech Village had 731 RSVPs. Think about that for a second: a simple monthly event for entrepreneurs to demo their product now attracts more than 20x the number of people compared to when it started a little over two years ago. Is the startup community growing? Absolutely. Do…

4 Resources to Find a Tech Startup Job

With the rise of the Atlanta Tech Village, I’ve been approached by more business and civic leaders in the community to help their children and related friends find jobs in the startup community. Naturally, I want to help point them in the right direction and be as supportive as possible. Here are three resources I…

3 Atlanta Startup Community Themes

Earlier this week we hosted a panel discussion on current Atlanta startup community themes as part of the monthly the YPO breakfast series. We had a great discussion with three passionate entrepreneurs and a number of business leaders. Here are three major themes we discussed: Rise of the Entrepreneurship Center – Not just the Atlanta Tech Village, there are a…