SL #42: ATDC Now Rebooting … Please Wait

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Welcome to SL #42! Unless you’ve been under a rock for the past few weeks, you are no doubt aware that change is in the air down at the ATDC.  Stephen Fleming, recently promoted from his post overseeing Georgia Tech’s VentureLab is now the Vice Provost of the Enterprise Innovation Institute, and has folded VentureLab and the SBIR program into the new ATDC. Additionally, they’ve implemented a billion changes … and man, they’re good.  Stephen stopped by along with David Sung, who runs the ATDC Seed Fund, and we had a blast.  If you are an entrepreneur in Georgia, an investor that would like to gain a deeper understanding of these changes, you won’t want to miss this podcast.

We also dug up some old incriminating tape of Stephen sharing his true feelings on running VentureLab … a rare moment for sure – definitely tune in for that.  We also discussed the upcoming Venture Atlanta 2009 conference, and some of the new opportunities (and focus) on true early-stage companies.  Good stuff.

The good Mr. Blake suits up, takes the mound, and throws heaters at a a group of folks in Atlanta that just can’t seem to get with the program.  Another great selection of listener emails and a dash of StartupLounge humor to top it all off. Enjoy!

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SL #8: Innovating in an Emerging Industry

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Welcome to SL #8! In this show, we are joined by Stephen Fleming of Georgia Tech’s VentureLab. Join us for a great chat about Georgia Tech’s VentureLab and how it works. We also pick Stephen’s brain on the current early-stage/venture landscape here in Atlanta, as well as get into a deep dive into XCOR Aerospace (one of his portfolio companies) and the emerging commercial space flight industry.

As a bonus, Scott throws the service provider community “Under the Bus.” Also, you won’t want to miss the announcement of the first StartupLounge.com Capital Connections event!
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