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TAG/GRA Business Launch Competition 2009

The cycle for the 2009 edition of the GRA/TAG (Georgia Research Alliance/Technology Association of Georgia) Business Launch Competition starts on January 8th. Many of you may remember my post and the resulting comment storm about last year’s affair.  I caught a good bit of flak for over that post, but the good news is that …

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TAG’s Entrepreneur Research Panel

The folks at TAG asked me to help get the word out on their new entrepreneurial survey.  Details and link below! Cheers.

From Bankrupcty to TAG/GRA Business Launch Winner – WTF?

If you haven’t heard by now (Lance Weatherby), ATM Direct won the 2008 TAG/GRA Business Launch Competition. On the one hand, I congratulate the ATM Direct team for their victory. They walked away with $100K in cash and $200K in services from various sponsors and partners. Not bad! My other hand, however, is left wondering …

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Some Quick Thoughts on the TAG/GRA Video Pitches

I just had a moment to watch the various video pitches recorded for the TAG/GRA Business Launch Competition. A couple of quick thoughts: A couple of trends -the big clusters seem to be in: Events, finding something to do, connecting with friends, social networking (3 deals out of the 25) Educational plays – of the …

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Vote for Trajectory Learning :)

Over the past few months I’ve had the privilege of serving as an advisor and mentor to Henry Hipps, a young entrepreneur here in Atlanta who is embarking on a very ambitious, yet noble undertaking with his venture (Trajectory Learning). Henry entered Trajectory Learning into the TAG/GRA Business Launch Competition, which has a cash prize …

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The South Shall Raise Again: Raising Early Stage Capital in Georgia and the Southeast

My good friend and StartupLounge.com co-conspirator, Mike Blake, is going to be presenting a very “unique” presentation at the upcoming TAG/ATDC Entrepreneurs gathering on March 6th. Sadly, I will be out of town, and won’t be able to attend, but trust me, you will want to attend this one. Mike has put together perhaps one …

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New Early Stage Tech Fund in Georgia?

A little breaking news here, folks. Through a strategic partnership between a number of groups, including the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), the Georgia Research Alliance (GRA), the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, ATDC, Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD), AEA, and others, a new $30M early stage technology venture fund is in the formative …

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TAG Radio Spot

I had a great time yesterday chatting with Tino Mantella, the President of the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG). We had a lively discussion around professional online social networks, and where they’re headed. If you’d like to hear it, follow this link. On a related note, Tino will be appearing as our January guest over …

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Commercialization for Entrepreneurs

Fall is in the air in Georgia, and that can only mean one thing. Well, actually, it means a lot of other things (Turkey, Football, cooler weather, etc.) But it also means that it is time for another great event from TAG and the Business & Technology Alliance (B&TA) .

Report: 2006 TAG Excalibur Awards

Bright and early this past Friday morning, about 400 of Atlanta’s technology movers and shakers gathered down in Buckhead in the Venetian Room of the InterContinental Hotel for the 2006 TAG Excalibur Awards.

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