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Atlanta - the city I love the most!

End of My Sabbatical

*yawn* *stretch*  Okay, I’ve declared an end to my self-imposed sabbatical from the Atlanta tech/startup scene.  I needed the break, no doubt – but I can’t lie – I really missed it.  Sooooo … expect to see more of me out and about, whether you like it or not :) I’ll be helping out again …

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Passing the Torch

Time is a funny thing.  When you are young, you have seemingly boundless amounts of it. You wake up very day, full of zeal, and passionately chase your whim du jour.    Then, one day you wake up, and you realize that time has become a commodity, with a value all its own, and the …

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Fundraiser for the Roberts’ Family

My best friend Mike Blake, and his awesome band, HarveyNation, are helping us with our cause.  They are turning their upcoming gig into a fundraising event for the Roberts’ family.  If you are in Atlanta, and want to have a great time while helping out a family in need, here is the info: Tree Pub …

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Community Call to Arms

A lot has been written about the plight of Patricia Roberts and her family here in Atlanta.  You can read about it here, here, and here, although here is a summary version, courtesy of Dave Walters at TechDrawl: … a most unfortunate story this week: the foreclosure and eviction of a Lithonia family whose son …

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The Answer is Blowin’ in the Wind

Every few months or so, various Atlanta startup thought leaders are corralled together on a panel or round-table to discuss what can be done to improve our startup ecosystem.  Invariably, the outcome is the same: a regurgitated list of things we already know all too well. Examples: Lack of local funding sources for early-stage companies …

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Faded Glory

I just ordered my personal copy of Faded Glory, a documentary produced by my friend and Atlanta-based filmmaker, Rick Cohen.  If you are actively involved in the Atlanta startup scene, you may have run into Rick before.  Besides being a great guy, and an awesome filmmaker, the story behind the story is one for the …

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Great Startup Opportunity in Atlanta

Sometimes, out of the chaos of business, great ideas emerge.  Unfortunately, you rarely have the chance to aggressively chase those great ideas in the here-and-now. I’ll be blogging more about this soon, but we’ve been pretty busy at StarPound lately.  We ended Q4/2009 strong, including the deployment of our platform to solve some major problems …

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Reflecting on Independence Day – and Announcing VetLoop.com

I can still remember the grainy television images of the smoke billowing into the sky, people screaming, sirens blaring.   The images of hundreds of body bags stacked neatly beside the rubble, juxtaposed against a noisy backdrop of frenetic movement.  It was October 23rd, 1983, just 8 short years after the end of the Vietnam War.  …

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Last One Off the Clue Train is a Rotten Peach!

Urvaksh over at the Atlanta Business Chronicle recently published an article providing some coverage of the new $250M fund being launched by the State of Florida.  After reading it, I became engulfed in a sea of emotions, ranging from frustration to anger, finally settling on a mix of sadness and reflection. The short version: This …

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Okay, Atlanta. Now What?

If you care at all about the Atlanta startup ecosystem, Mike Blake and I humbly request your presence next week at the monthly Atlanta Web Entrepreneurs meeting (18th at the ATDC).  Mike Schinkel and the AWE gang have graciously invited Unblakeable and I to present our views of where Atlanta is right now, where we’re …

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