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I am part of the Center For Entrepreneurial Growth (CEG) and I have worked with a number of startup companies to develop business models, funding strtaegies and preparation for fund raising. Through the various CEG programs, I have developed a number of educational presentations on entrepreneurship.

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"Beauty is in the Ears of the Listener" from OOTG

Posted on April 7, 2011 at 2:34pm 0 Comments

Once in a while, we are presented with the opportunity where we must eat our own dog food.  The Oak Ridge National Lab sponsored "Bridging the Gap" which was an opportunity for entrepreneurs and investors to come see a few of their most promising technologies that are well positioned for commercialization.  Our job was to put "investor quality" pitches together and present…

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The Social Network

Posted on December 10, 2010 at 5:21pm 0 Comments

I finally got to see the Facebook Movie about a week ago. I need to see it again when it comes out on DVD before I can write a "7 Things I Learned...." post about it but I did find it to be amazingly in line with many of the experiences our client companies have. Here are a few thoughts:

The fight between founders over the business model and the exit strategy - I have seen companies dissolve over this one. While…

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ThrottleUp 2009 aimed at innovative startups seeking funding

Posted on August 27, 2009 at 2:30pm 1 Comment



In January of 2010, there will be six new venture capital funds (TNInvestco’s) across the state of Tennessee with a total of $120 million to invest in seed stage companies. These TNInvestco’s will have a requirement to deploy up to half their capital within the first two years. What that means for entrepreneurs is there will be a bit of frenzy over the next several months as both the investors and entrepreneurs work to find each… Continue

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At 10:59am on July 21, 2008, Shawn Carson said…
Leonard:

I am sure we did meet at the Copper Cellar. I am new to the social networking scene so I will need to come up to speed as to posting content and so on. I am looking forward to being a part of this community.

Shawn
At 10:53am on July 21, 2008, Leonard Knight said…
Welcome Shawn! Did we meet at the Angel meeting at Copper Cellar? Please post some content or link to some content on the tech2020.org site.
 
 
 

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