Category: Extra, extra! (press)

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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Leadership Savannah graduates 48 in class of 2013-14

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Article on SavannahNow by Savannah Morning News. During a ceremony held Thursday night at the Savannah Yacht Club, Leadership Savannah – sponsored by the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce – graduated 48 people in its class of 2013-14: • Jamal Barrow, U.S. Air Force. • John Bennett, Savannah Bicycle Campaign. • Mark Bennett, Gulfstream Aerospace [...]

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Collaborative spaces as launching pads

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Bi-weekly column in Savannah Morning News by Bea Wray. Our culture is at a crossroads and, oddly, is going in opposite directions at the same time. While we view working remotely, online classes and webinars as efficiency multipliers, we may simultaneously be creating a generation of entrepreneurs and employees who don’t know how to make [...]

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Hostess City Toastmasters celebrate 30 years

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Article on DoSavannah by Shawndra Russell. One Savannah Toastmasters chapter is celebrating 30 years of empowering individuals to become more effective communicators and leaders on June 10 at their weekly meeting location,ThincSavannah. “The Hostess City Club grew out of the Union Camp Toastmasters Club, which was a closed club for Union Camp employees and men only,” [...]

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