SL #43: Atlanta Technology Angels (Live at 151 Locust)

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Gordon Rogers, Atlanta Technology AngelsWelcome to SL #43! Recently, we got together with Gordon Rogers, the new President of the Atlanta Technology Angels (ATA), and had a great discussion about the current state of the Atlanta startup ecosystem, the angel investing landscape, and the merits of eating potato chips while trying to interview someone for a podcast.  This was our first ever “live” podcast, recorded on-location at 151 Locust, a hip new startup incubator here in Atlanta.

In addition to consuming copious amounts of “adult beverages” during the session (wheee!), we also discussed the now infamous Bresnitz paper, as well facilitating a lively Q&A session with the audience.

Banks go under the bus, and @Unblakeable comes with the smiley face on for a “Look Who Gets It” segment.  Another great selection of listener emails and a dash of StartupLounge humor to top it all off. Enjoy!
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SL #41: AWE – June 2009 – Atlanta Startup Cloud

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Welcome to SL #41! Mike Schinkel was kind enough to ask us down to speak at the monthly gathering of the Atlanta Web Entrepreneurs (AWE) group.  Initially, we were going to host a panel on raising capital (or something similar), but after a few conversations, the three of us decided to change it up a bit.  We presented our view of the current state of the Atlanta startup scene, how far we’ve come in just a few short years, and where we think it is going.  We also issues a call to action to members of the Atlanta startup community to help us build what we call the “Atlanta Startup Cloud” – a virtual incubator.

Apologies to everyone for us going over our time limit.  We quite literally threw the presentation together a day or two before the event.  In retrospect, we probably could have done a better job in marrying our content to Schinkel’s schedule.  We will most likely have an initial meeting with all the volunteers, then have another community meeting which will be a *very brief* presentation of where the group is, and to solicit additional ideas and direction.  As Schink points out in his opening remarks, this particular meeting was just the first meeting of many, and will eventually involve a lot of other groups within the community (not just AWE). Read the rest of this entry »

SL #28: Angels in Atlanta

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Welcome to SL #28! Join us for a great chat with two of Atlanta’s most well known angel investors. Sig Mosley and Charlie Paparelli joined us for a intriguing deep dive into the angel environment in Atlanta. If you are seeking angel-level capital in Atlanta, you owe it to yourself to tune in and listen to their insights. We think you’ll find that angels come in different flavors – while Charlie and Sig both invest in early-stage companies, they each have a fairly unique approach. Wanna know what makes these guys tick? Tune in!

A lot of positive things are starting to happen here in the Southeast, so the bus stays in the garage while we talk about some more folks that seem to “get it”. Some great listener emails and a sprinkling of StartupLounge humor round out another great show. Enjoy!

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Unscrupulous Investors

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If you are an entrepreneur trying to sort out the good angels from the bad ones, don’t miss Stacy’s guest post over on my blog.


SL #22: Early Stage Capital in Georgia

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My cohort Mike Blake took to the stage recently at the Technology Association of Georgia’s Entrepreneur Society and delivered one of the best presentations I’ve seen in a long time. The topic was “Early Stage Capital in Georgia”. And of course, the tape was rolling, and a slidecast of the presentation can be viewed/listened to by clicking on the slide image below. In my opinion, this is easily one of the most informative things we’ve ever published here.
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