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OK, I'll say it: I don't get Yik Yak

Yik Yak just raised $10M, just a very short time after raising $1.5M, just a very short time after they reached about 700k users on a pretty rapid growth clip.  But I don’t get it.  Obviously, I’m not nearly as smart as the average bear, but I don’t get it.… Keep reading >>>

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Startups: Why we do it

We just binge-watched Band of Brothers on Amazon Prime. The ninth episode, in my opinion, is the high point of the series.  Lt. Nix is overwhelmed with grief from all directions, turning to alcohol – Vat 69 – to medicate.  Easy Company is very painfully reminded why they were … Keep reading >>>

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Pitch Practice June 27, 2014


A regular and well deserved THANK YOU to the wonderful folks at Atlanta Tech Village for allowing us to have Pitch Practice right on the heels of Startup Chowdown each week, and always giving us a shout out during the meal.  It’s great to see curious folks with full bellies … Keep reading >>>

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Blogging: WHY?!?

Why do you blog?  Why do you read other people’s blogs?  See if you can answer those two questions in 140 characters or fewer.  I have spoken to dozens of bloggers recently, and found some interesting and surprising responses.  As you can imagine, the responses differ between individual bloggers and … Keep reading >>>

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Healthcare Ideas for Startups

In the lean tech startup world, we build everything on “solving a problem.”  Having just completed a fantastic 3-day/2-night stay at lovely Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta, I found the following problems from the Primary Care Physician to the ER to the multiple day hospital stay which, if solved, could bring … Keep reading >>>