This is a great show featuring two young, very smart entrepreneurs who are creating what I believe to be two of Atlanta’s next success stories. In addition both are very active in the not for profit world making our city a greater place for all our citizens.
Patrick Clements is the CEO of bigWebApps and his newest company is Sherpa Desk. Patrick is passionate about the customer service experience and his company is providing services to companies across the planet. Patrick created Draft on Taft, a local not for profit that hosts an annual music, food, and fun event in midtown Atlanta. Since the inception, Draft on Taft has raised over $200,000 for local and national organizations dealing with issues facing children. In 2013 the not for profit receiving funds was GiGi’s Playhouse, an organization assisting children born with Down Syndrome.
Brooks Robinson is someone I have known and admired for many years. Brooks is the founder and CEO of Springbot. Brooks is helping on line retailers deliver compelling advertising messages at just the right moment. His company is driving up conversation rates for his clients. Brooks and his wife are both in leadership positions with Kate’s Club, an organization whose mission is to empower children and teens facing life after the death of a parent or sibling.
I highly recommend that you listen to these two successful entrepreneurs share their stories. Visit their websites and get to know their companies. I promise you will be hearing a great deal about these companies in the near future.
What a great day in Booth 61 with long time friend and Atlanta Media Maven, Julie Bryant Fisher and Atlanta Chamber of Commerce Vice President of Technology, Larry Williams. Julie and Larry shared the exciting story of Atlanta’s thriving and growing Mobility market place. As an Atlanta native, I am so proud of everything our Chamber is doing to promote the Atlanta entrepreneurial, start-up technology community. The results are powerful.
They also shared all of the exciting news about the upcoming Mobility LIVE event on October 1st at the Woodruff Arts Center. There are less than 500 available seats. This is a DO NOT MISS EVENT! My company, Hunter Technical Resources will bring a crowd so if you want tickets, you should order them yesterday. 🙂
Booth 61 hit an academic milestone on 8/14 with Dr. Eloisa Klementich. Dr. Klementich has three MBA’s and a PhD. I have not had the opportunity to be around that kind of “Book Learning” too often in the past. It was quite refreshing and my personal IQ must have doubled during our time together through osmosis. The best part is that although it was very obvious that Dr. Klementich is brilliant, she was very down to earth and great fun being with during the show. I predict you will be hearing her name many times in the future.
Dr. Klementich is the Managing Director at Invest Atlanta which is the economic development arm of the City of Atlanta. As a native of Atlanta and a great lover of all things Atlanta, I was excited to hear about all of the forward thinking initiatives the City is doing to promote economic growth. The most exciting part was what the City is doing to help the start up business community.
Invest Atlanta is going to be publishing a blog geared to the Start Up Community beginning Monday, August 19th. To celebrate the launch, Invest Atlanta is hosting an event on Wednesday, August 21st at Atlantic Station. The panel includes three Atlanta technology legends, Reggie Bradford, Charles Brewer, and Sig Mosley. The moderator is Atlanta Technology King, John Yates. You must register to attend.
I am quite proud of this show and of all the innovative programs my hometown is doing to insure growth for Atlanta’s future.
Hunter Technical Resources
July 31st was an exciting Booth 61. David Lilenfeld, Founder of Sterling Funder, took us to school on crowd sourcing and crowd funding. This new form of financing for early stage companies is growing rapidly and David is a pioneer in the field. What was wonderful to me as an Atlanta, Georgia native was to learn how progressive our State has been in this area. Georgia is one of the first two states to approve crowd funding and Sterling Funder was the platform for the first offering of this kind in the United States. I am personally registering to be an investor and I would encourage others to follow suit. This will not be for everyone and with every investment, there is risk. However, I am confident there will be some real winners in this space. You can register and learn a lot more about crowd funding by visiting www.sterlingfunder.com.