Jason Parker is Associate Director of Marketing, Communications, and Digital Media at CED. He is an essential part of the entrepreneurial community and has amazing resources at his disposal. Jason shares some of the resources available to North Carolina entrepreneurs.
Internet Summit was awesome and Jason gives his two cents on what he enjoyed. Follow him on Twitter @jasonhparker!
What do you think about CED? Is it helpful? What have they done for you? Tweet us @TripreneurTV!
Jamie and Megan are attacking breast cancer with the Paint It Pink Gala. They started the organization last year after losing their friend. This benefit is absolutely amazing and all proceeds are donated to 1in9.com!
By showing up, not only are you supporting a great cause, but there are some very cool extras. From a sneak peek at Busy Bee‘s new beer to swag bags to autographed Bruce Springsteen guitars and U2 albums, there is something for everyone. Check out this event and take the time to make an appearance, you won’t regret it!
If you sign up for the Paint It Pink Gala after watching our interview, we would love for you to tweet us @TripreneurTV and let us know. The girls at @PaintItPinkGala would appreciate it too!
Bonner Gaylord is the General Manager of North Hills Shopping Center. He is also serving the community as a Raleigh City Council member. With two degrees from UNC, Bonner is tapped into the local education scene.
It’s not every day that we trick a celebrity into coming in for an interview. Adam Klein is a pure rockstar…period. Formerly of the Durham Chamber of Commerce and now Chief Strategist at American Underground, Adam has been an integral part of creating the Triangle entrepreneurial ecosystem.
He has some awesome experiences and isn’t afraid to share his knowledge. From telling the secrets on how Durham built-up entrepreneurship to a recent trip to Silicon Valley, Adam shares his thoughts on tech, entrepreneurship, and local talent. Amazing guy with some really awesome ideas!
Jennifer Bradshaw Martin has done a lot in a short period of time. From the Boy Scouts of America to Susan G. Komen to Shop Local Raleigh, she is making a difference in different communities. As the ambassador for small, local businesses in the Triangle, she has tons of insights to share!
Shop Local Raleigh is a lie, they actually serve the greater Wake County area. Want to know why you should shop local? Jennifer came in and tells all the secrets. Shop local, we are scared she might start hurting people if you don’t!
Michael Haley popped in to get on camera and became a star! He is Project Manager at Wake County Economic Development. He talked about the different industries in the Triangle, talent, and smart grid! It is extremely exciting to see someone so focused on cultivating talent for our area.
Michael focuses on a very cool initiative called Work in the Triangle. With so many universities in the area, the Triangle has major advantages and WCED is focusing on telling that story. Great interview with a great guy who really cares about our area!
What are some additional ways that Michael and WCED can attract more talent? Do you think our talent pool is too dense in any one industry? Leave a comment or tweet us @TripreneurTV!
Dwight Bassett is the Economic Development Manager for the City of Raleigh. He is another person on the list of individuals who are making a huge impact in the Triangle. Innovation and entrepreneurship are a main focus for Dwight, which has led to some very cool initiatives.
Not very many people can say they have a Harley Davidson motorcycle and hold a “bureaucratic’ position. Dwight happens to be one of those people but he tends to leave the bureaucratic aspects of his job for other people. Next on the plate is telling the story of the City of Raleigh. We are excited to see what that entails!
Get ready for this one. Absolutely absurd. We tricked another government official into sitting in our interrogation room! Mary Ann Baldwin is a well-connected Raleigh City Councilmember. She has been a crucial leader in the Innovate Raleigh initiative, along with numerous other cool projects.
Oh yeah…the camera hit our 30 minute limit. Deal with it. We had cool shit to talk about because the Triangle is going places. Watch this interview to understand why. If you’re scared of progress, get a dog! We’re going places and we need government officials like this to create the environment and get the hell out of the way! (Mary Ann is on board with this idea). Follow her on Twitter @MaryAnnBaldwin.
We want to hear what you think about government’s role in entrepreneurship. Tweet us @TripreneurTV with what you think the most important thing government can do to help entrepreneurs? Be bold, be obnoxious, be honest.
Casey Steinbacher is in the house! She absolutely kills this interview. This woman has been instrumental in accelerating the entrepreneurship scene in the Triangle. We don’t call her the most powerful woman in Durham for nothing! We have a 30 minute time limit and she made us use it. Simply amazing.
Want to know how Durham did it? Want to know what is next for them? Watch this video. How about what is going on in the Triangle? Watch this damn video! Follow her on Twitter @CaseyDCC and follow us @TripreneurTV!
Agree with Casey? Disagree with her? Let us know in the comments or tweet at us!