Business: Startup to IPO

What to Expect When Your Investing – Ashton Kutcher and Guy Oseary Tell All

Sound Ventures partner, Ashton Kutcher, uses skills from his acting career to be a better investor. "As an actor, you need to have empathy for your characters, which is a skill that directly correlates with investing"

Business: Startup to IPO

What’s In a Business Plan. . .

After a recent meeting with a retiring Venture Capitalist, I walked away with a notebook filled with, "Business Plan", notes and an unimaginable excitement for our next workshop session. The information I'm receiving in invaluable and I couldn't help but share it with you! Don't be shy, comment and ask questions - let's spark some great entrepreneurial conversations!

Business: Startup to IPO

The Deal With #SEVC15

Earlier this week, I attended the Southeast Venture Conference in Charlotte, NC. I was actually going to support a fellow startup-accelerator company, BountyMiner, and their solo-attendee/presenter, Nina, in her first big investor pitch for $20k at the Charlotte Venture Challenge. I had no idea that the challenge was actually a part of the venture conference… Continue reading The Deal With #SEVC15

Business: Startup to IPO

Pitch Perfect

There are two ways that you can think about "pitching": - The most terrifying 60-seconds of your life - The greatest opportunity to share your startup Reading these two ways to think right now, option two is the obvious choice. So why do most people think of it like option one?