Stories from Tech Square ATL, the heart of Atlanta's tech scene where you'll find breakthrough talent, breakthrough ideas, and breakthrough companies.
Entrepreneur Round Table: When Ideas Become Official
Live podcast Q&A focused on when ideas become "official."
Moderated by Jared Serfozo of Tech Square ATL.
--Round Table Panelists--
Blanca Catalina García - BCG Innovation & MBDA@ATDC Startup Catalyst
Greg Coonley - Wahsega
Tim Felbinger - StartProto
Monroe Ramsey - Virtual Air
Veronica Woodruff - Travelsist
Lara Hodgson Helps Young Entrepreneurs at Startup Exchange
In collaboration with Startup Exchange, Georgia Tech's Student Entrepreneur Community, Serial Entrepreneur Lara Hodgson came to Tech Square for young startups to learn about her rise to success from Georgia Tech student to CEO of NOW Corporation and Entrepreneur in Residence at Harvard Business School.
Lara heads NOW Corporation, a B2B financing company that helps corporations grow quickly by allowing businesses to access customer payment immediately. Prior to NOW, she co-founded Nourish, a firm specializing in investment, and Insomnia a project management company. Lara has served as Chief Operating Officer of Dewberry Capital Corporation, a commercial real estate company.
Lara was also on the founding team of Dunk, serving as Executive Vice President to the performance footwear and apparel manufacturing/retail company founded with Shaquille O’Neal and Mike Piazza. Her extensive career has led her to be an Entrepreneur in Residence at Harvard Business School and an internationally recognized speaker, leading seminars on creativity, innovation, and access to capital.
Chris Klaus at Startup Exchange Fireside Chat
In collaboration with Startup Exchange, Georgia Tech's Student Entrepreneur Community, this recorded fireside chat is with Chris Klaus: Georgia Tech Alumni, Serial Entrepreneur, and Co-Founder of CyberLaunch VC, NeuroLaunch and and Kaneva. But he is most known for being the Founder/CEO of Internet Security Systems which was acquired by IBM. He has also had a long relationship with Georgia Tech and invigorates the future of technology at Georgia Tech by supporting CREATE-X.
Entrepreneur Panel for International Womens Day at Tech Square ATL
Partnering with The Self Made Sisterhood, Tech Square ATL brings together a powerful group of Entrepreneurs during International Women's Day.
-Where does your confidence come from?
-What are the ways, if any, do women in business approach leadership differently than others?
-What has worked for you in navigating workplace dynamics around these differences?
Our Power Panel:
Jasmine Crowe — Founder & CEO, Goodr.Co
Margarita Caraballo — Chapter Director, Techqueria | Product Manager, MailChimp
Aleshia Eckard — E-Commerce & Digital Strategy Manager, Siemens Smart Infrastructure
Jenna Settle — Senior Engineer - Product Development, Abbott
Ifrah Khan — Founder & CEO, Usit.Inc
Stefanie Jewett (Moderator) — Founder & CEO, Activvely
Show & Tell - Health And Wellness
This season’s Show&Tell featured 17 exhibitors, showing off their research and advancements in the Health and Wellness field. During the event at The Garage at Tech Square, four speakers were invited to share their predictions on how technology will impact this industry within the next five years.
The Hot Seat: Connected for What?
Before the written word, connections were tangible and immediate. With the dawn of the Victorian Internet (aka the telegraph), connections evolved to include the ephemeral and invisible.
With the modern Internet, ubiquity of connected devices, and emergence of artificial intelligence, these connections don’t require humans anymore. Devices connecting with other devices generating terabytes of data for software to review and take action without human involvement.
How will connected devices and artificial intelligence alter our cities, towns, and communities? This Fall season, we’re exploring this question through a variety of programs and events.
We ask five experts to each step forward by themselves on to the stage and boldly predict how these technologies will shape our lives in the next 5 years. Then we conclude with some questions from our live audience.
Nate Damen (aka ATLtvhead)