Category: Extra, extra! (press)

Savannah-area startups woo investors

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Article on Savannah Now by Julia Ritchey. One Savannah startup wants to make wearable technology affordable, another wants to create an app to make parking tickets less of a hassle to pay, another firm is catching skin cancer in its earliest stages through a preventative health tracker. Savannah is no Palo Alto, but that doesn’t [...]

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Local investing: Let’s talk details

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Bi-weekly column in Savannah Morning News by Bea Wray. Are you interested in developing the economy in our region? Do you have specialized business expertise or experience to offer an entrepreneur? Do you have the desire to invest financial resources, of any amount, to grow our local economy? Are you a successful investor, yet bored [...]

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DeRenne Middle students get lesson in video game development

Monday, October 6, 2014

Article on Savannah Now by Julia Ritchey. In the hierarchy of things middle schoolers care about most, video games are arguably near the top. A new program being launched for the first time this year in Savannah is attempting to teach lower-income and at-risk youths that while playing video games after school can be fun, [...]

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1 million cups: Brewing up entrepreneurialism

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Bi-weekly column in Savannah Morning News by Kait Lance. Ever heard of the late Ewing Marion Kauffman? In 1950, Kauffman started a one-man pharmaceutical company operating out of the basement of his Kansas City home. His first year of business generated $36,000 in sales and a meager net profit of $1,000. He continued working for [...]

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Jumpstart the economy in Cinderella’s gown

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Bi-weekly column in Savannah Morning News by Bea Wray. Working daily with an Estonian who was largely educated in Manchester, England, I am constantly reminded of the importance of culture and language differences. Yesterday, Katheriin, our intern from Estonia, said she waited in a “queue” to buy a sandwich at Wright Square Café and later [...]

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Creative Coast announces keynote speaker for Geekend 2014

Monday, September 8, 2014

Article on Savannah Now by Julia Ritchey. The founder of a San Francisco-based venture capital firm will be the keynote speaker at The Creative Coast’s Geekend conference this fall, the organization announced Thursday. John Burke, founder and general partner of True Ventures, will host a “Pitch Circus” during the keynote session Friday, Nov. 14, giving [...]

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A sneak peek at new biz incubator Creators’ Foundry

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Article on Business In Savannah by Julia Ritchey. A cross section of Savannah showed up last night for a sneak peek at The Creative Coast’s latest endeavor: a business incubator dubbed Creators’ Foundry. From budding entrepreneurs to established architects, flacks and city staff, guests sipped beers and snacked while strolling through the old 16,000-square-foot industrial [...]

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Doubling down on Savannah’s future

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Bi-weekly column in Savannah Morning News by Bea Wray. MBAs Across America is a movement of graduate level business students and entrepreneurs working to revitalize America. They, like I, believe “that the future of America lies in the hands of entrepreneurs, not just in New York and Silicon Valley but in small towns and big [...]

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MBAs Across America program sends Stanford students to Savannah

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Article on Business In Savannah by Julia Ritchey. Everyone loves a good road trip, but imagine a cross-country excursion that incorporates elements of a summer internship with the bonus of helping entrepreneurs and small businesses in multiple cities. MBAs Across America is just such a program, allowing students from some of the most prestigious business [...]

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Hitting the reset button

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Bi-weekly column in Savannah Morning News by Bea Wray. “Back to School” signifies “Back to Business” for many of us. Fall is a great time for structuring and restructuring, goal setting and establishing good habits. It’s also a great time to hit the reset button for managing personal time and energy. For you entrepreneurs, who [...]

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StartupLounge Savannah applications open today

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Bi-weekly column in Savannah Morning News by Bea Wray. Investors: start freeing up your capital. Entrepreneurs: start sharpening your pitches. It’s only 71 days until StartupLounge Savannah, one of the area’s hottest events for those in the fast-paced world of launching businesses and bringing dreams to life. Burgeoning companies such as Evoca, BowerBags, CREATOMbuilder, PushtoScreen, [...]

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Listening to learn and learning to listen

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Bi-weekly column in Savannah Morning News by Bea Wray. I used to hear, “It is not what you know, but who you know.” Today, I believe, it is not who you know or what you know but how fast you can learn. A friend of mine decided to re-enter her career after an eight-year hiatus. [...]

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Creative Coast to relaunch Geekend event this fall

Friday, July 11, 2014

Article on Business In Savannah by Julia Ritchey. The Creative Coast is relaunching Geekend, an interactive conference for designers and techies, this November. Now in its fifth year, the three-day conference brings together designers, coders, software developers, IT specialists and other creatively minded individuals for a weekend of speakers, workshops, panels and networking. The conference [...]

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Lessons from a soccer ball

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Bi-weekly column in Savannah Morning News by Bea Wray. Sales is arguably the most important part of any budding business. For years, I met with software companies and it would amaze me how they would work through every detail of the user experience but forget to think about sales. I would tease them that even [...]

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