Anthony moderated the “Government’s Role with Startups” panel during Triangle Entrepreneurship Week. Here is some film coverage of the event. Sorry for the fragmentation and horrible angle!
Jon Leonardo is a co-founder of DC and Triangle Entrepreneurship Week. He is also the founder of Reply Guy, a new mobile app that is saving lives! Not many entrepreneurs come in and have as much experience as Jon does. The great catch….he’s under the age of 25!
Entrepreneurship Week is spreading throughout the country and helping increase job creation and/or funding. You don’t want to miss this interview!
What do you think about Triangle Entrepreneurship Week? What about Reply Guy? Tweet us @TripreneurTV!
Blake Hall is a co-founder of TroopSwap, a DC-based company. He has an amazing story that took him from the streets of Iraq to Harvard Business School to entrepreneur. Blake holds nothing back in this interview as he talks about his military experience and how it has shaped him.
TroopSwap is an awesome company that is changing the way commerce is done online. It is always nice to see veterans helping veterans. Get ready to be overwhelmed by Blake’s humility, knowledge, and experiences!
How do you think Blake’s military experience helped shape him? How can we create more veteran entrepreneurs? Tweet us @TripreneurTV!
Carla Valdes took some time to give us a quick tour of The Fort, a tech accelerator based in the heart of downtown DC. Fortify.vc has backed the open and collaborative working space in order to help young companies accelerate their growth. It is not uncommon to see mentors and VCs making regular visits to The Fort.
Carla and her partner Jonathan Perrelli are great people who have done amazing things for the DC Tech scene. While we were there, the energy and enthusiasm was overwhelming. The Fort is making an impact…..stay tuned!
What do you think of DC becoming a technology hub? What is your favorite part of The Fort? Tweet us @TripreneurTV!
Tony Cappaert is a co-founder and COO of Contactually. They are a DC-based startup that makes it extremely easy for you to manage all of your contacts. This story is really cool because they are a 500 Startups backed company and have a very solid team.
Who doesn’t want to stay in touch with the people they know? Who forgets to reach out to those people? Get with Contactually, they will cure all your problems!
Let us know what you think about Tony and the Contactually mission. Tweet us @TripreneurTV!
Vivek Wadhwa is an accomplished technology entrepreneur. He now spends his time in the academic worlds of Duke and Stanford. You can catch him writing articles in The Washington Post and Bloomberg Businessweek.
Vivek lays out a plan for entrepreneurship in the Triangle. His simple plan can make a huge difference. Secondly, he talks about entrepreneurship and immigration. Vivek is a great guy who is making a positive impact on our world!
What do you think about the idea of making RTP a visa free zone? How can we help save immigrant entrepreneurs? Tweet us @TripreneurTV!
Ben Lee is the co-founder and CEO of Autopilot, a Charlotte-based startup. He has had startup success before and is applying those lessons learned with his newest project. Autopilot helps you order a driver for your car at the touch of a button.
What do you think about Autopilot’s mission? Tweet us your best story of when you needed a driver! @TripreneurTV
Mark Easley Sr. is a local startup advisor and angel investor. He was wildly successful in Silicon Valley during the chip boom and brought his experience to the Triangle. He even met Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs. You have to hear these stories!
Not only does he know a good startup when he sees one, he also has a side hobby that is pretty cool. Check out the end of our interview to see him do something that no one has ever done before!
What do you think of Mark’s experience with Steve Jobs? Rate his performance at the end of the interview between 1-10! We would love to have you tweet us @TripreneurTV.
Kendall shares her insights on education, innovation, and North Carolina. Check out the interview to see how they are preparing our future workforce!
What skills do you think our future workforce will need? How would you help prepare them for their careers? Share your thoughts in the comments or tweet us @TripreneurTV!
Annie Freed is the President of FemCity RTP which is a chapter of FemFessionals. They are a huge proponent of women in business. Annie spends some time talking about all of the philanthropic events that the group hosts or participates in. Great women on a great mission!
FemFessionals is in 40 cities currently and plan to be in 80 cities by the end of the year. Yes, you read that right, they are experiencing very exciting, explosive growth. Programs and groups like this are very cool because of their social mission. Sit back and enjoy this great interview!
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What is your favorite philanthropic event? What cause do you wish their were more philanthropic events for? Tweet your answers to @TripreneurTV and we will pick one to help set up!