Tag Archives: Atlanta Business Scene

Visiting the Atlanta Technology Angels

Knox Massey was kind enough to invite me down to last night’s meeting of the Atlanta Technology Angels. While I know many of the members individually, this was the first time I had actually attended one of their monthly meetings. In keeping with the confidential setting of the meeting, I don’t want to reveal anything …

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Capital Connections Wrapup

Sorry this post is a day late – I’ve been deluged with emails and other stuff.  We just published a nice wrapup and photo gallery of the recent Capital Connections event. Enjoy! If you weren’t able to attend, we hope you can make the next one. We certainly had a blast putting it together, and …

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D-Day Minus One

Well, the big day is tomorrow (or technically today, since it’s after midnight.) The first ever StartupLounge.com Capital Connections event will be in full swing tomorrow night. We sent out 30 emails to our friends, and quite honestly, we thought we’d have 30 or 40 fast-growth entrepreneurs and a handful of angels hanging out in …

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How Are You Getting Paid?

The big date approaches for our first Capital Connections event here in Atlanta. The response has been so tremendous that we’ve had to change the venue – we went WAY over the capacity of our original venue. We currently have over 150 entrepreneurs and investors that will be in attendance. Given that we’ve gone to …

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ATDC’s Big Bash

Atlanta is a tough market for early-stage companies, and I (along with many others) spend a great deal of time trying to figure out ways to make it better. No doubt. But one of the things that we don’t do enough of is tout our successes – I am guilty of that as well. On …

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Tips for Getting the Most out of Capital Connections!

The purpose of this post is two-fold. One, to provide an update on the upcoming StartupLounge.com Capital Connections event, and two, to provide some quick tips for entrepreneurs to get the most out of the event. Currently, we have over 60 companies and over 20 investors signed up to attend. We’ll probably hit around 80 …

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Top 10 Ways to Suffocate an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

Walls are great for privacy. But they impede progress unless there are doors in the walls that allow you to move freely from one room to the next. And if you can’t build doors, then tear down the walls. It’s far easier than measuring and fitting new doors for every room in the house. Yes, …

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Georgia Capital Connections Update

The first StartupLounge.com Capital Connections event is really shaping up! With very little promotion we’ve managed to get RSVPs from a dozen investors and over 40 entrepreneurs. That number is going to climb quite a bit here soon, as we ramp up our marketing efforts. There are at least 5 or 6 attending companies that …

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Calling all Atlanta Entrepreneurs

In case you haven’t heard, our good friend Jason Caplain at Southern Capitol Ventures is putting out the challenge again, this time, here in Atlanta. Jason will be here in Atlanta meeting with Entrepreneurs on May 17th. What he didn’t say in his post was that he will also be here on the 16th (the …

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Three Blind Mice, See How They Collide

I’m throwing this topic “Under the Bus” on our next StartupLounge.com podcast, but I can’t sit on this for another week. Will someone please tell me why the following three events are all happening on the same day, and at the same time? AVF – Atlanta Venture Forum TAG/ATDC Entrepreneur’s Society IEI (Mike Vollmer’s group …

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