Recently, three of our members have earned some well-deserved press attention.
Ross’ profile included answers to the question: How is your generation shaping your industry? ”I’m not sure it is ‘my’ generation, but we are in an interesting time where the mobile industry is taking shape right before our very eyes. We are living in a time where we have an unprecedented ability to create and distribute our work, impacting people globally.
Kepley’s answer to the same question included the response: “I was born in the middle of what is considered Generation X. Gen X took the technology that had been created and began to frame it in ways that are used every day. They made the technology personal, which has shaped every industry in some way.”
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Congratulations to John and Kevin.
Last week’s print edition of the Nashville Business Journal included a guest column by EO Nashville member Tom Turner (DSi). The column, “Getting a handle on your data,” talks about the benefits of having a company information management policy. It was included as part of NBJ’s “Spotlight on Tech Innovators.”
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New EO Nashville Catalyst member Kate O’Neill was also included within the Tech Innovators section of the paper. She was interviewed as part of an article on Web analytics. Her company, [Meta]Marketer, specializes in helping companies use data to drive business decisions. Read the full article online, or check out the clip below. (Kate’s interview begins on the second page.)
Congratulations to both Tom and Kate!
EO Nashville Communications Chair Mike Rustici is featured in a “10 Minutes to Better Business” story in Friday’s Nashville Business Journal. (See below) In the story, Mike and his partner, Tim Martin, explain how
“thinking small” has led to big rewards at Rustici Software.
Three EO Nashville members were featured in this week’s Nashville Business Journal. John Kepley (Teknetex), Clint Smith (Emma) and Michael Burcham (Entrepreneur Center) were all named to the NBJ’s Technology Power Leaders list. Check out their bios below to read more.
Also, the NBJ’s “Spotlight on Entrepreneurs” focused on the continued work on StartUp Tennessee, a project that Michael Burcham heads. See the below clip for more information.
Today’s Nashville Business Journal includes stories on EO members Rebecca Donner, Clint Smith, Andy Bailey and Sonny Clark.
The story on Andy and Sonny is about a new “Kid Terns” program Andy and Sonny’s EO forum cooked up this summer to inculcate a love of all things entrepreneurial in their children. “Nashville entrepreneurs group shares ‘kid-terns’ to teach business“
Check out John Aron’s column in this week’s Nashville Business Journal, or view it online. The column, “Views from Toronto: Advantages of a ‘global city’” is part of a series of columns by delegates to the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce’s 2011 Leadership Study Mission in Toronto.
John is president of The Pasta Shoppe and vice chairman of the Chamber of Commerce’s International Business Council. His column explored the political, economic, cultural and infrastructural elements of Toronto, a global city.
In case you’ve missed the recent media coverage of EO Nashville’s inaugural Catalyst program, the Nashville Business Journal and Nashville Post wrote great Web stories on Friday about the announcement. The Tennessean followed-up on Sunday with a feature in the business section. Venture Nashville Connections also included the information in its July 5 NewsBits.
Links to all the articles below!
Belmont students Kevin Fulda and Jake Jorgovan took First Runner-Up at the national finals of the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA). An Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) sponsored awards program, GSEA is for full-time undergraduate students who run a revenue-generating business.
Kevin and Jake’s company, Rabbit Hole Creative, is a media creation firm specializing in HD video production, motion graphics and event design.
Earlier this year, Rabbit Hole was propelled into the spotlight when the company produced video content for Cee Lo Green’s musical performance on Saturday Night Live. Since then, Rabbit Hole has started working on projects with clients such as Dolly Parton and Cirque du Soleil.
Jake attributes Rabbit Hole’s success to Belmont, saying “To be recognized by GSEA as one of the top student startups in the nation is quite an honor. We wouldn’t be where we are today without the Center for Entrepreneurship at Belmont University. The professors there have done so much to help guide us in building a successful business.”
Roughly 3,000 student businesses were nominated to the contest. Only six were invited to the May 19 national finals in New York City.
Douglas Hanna’s Atlanta-based web hosting company, A Small Orange, won the national finals and will advance on to the GSEA global finals November 17-19.
John Rowley, president of Fletcher Rowley political consulting firm and EO Nashville member who nominated Rabbit Hole Creative to the competition said, “What these guys accomplished in terms of creative work and starting a business is incredible. Kevin worked for us as a producer working on hundreds of commercials while Jake kept the business running. They are creative guys with a grounded focus on building a business. That is rare.”
Kevin will graduate from Belmont this spring with a degree in audio engineering technology and video production. Jake recently graduated with an undergraduate degree in audio engineering and entrepreneurship
Read the Nashville Business Journal coverage of Rabbit Hole’s success here.
With Tennessee’s recent onslaught of storms, EO Nashville member Jeff Turner’s company National Storm Shelters has been in high demand. The company provides tornado and underground storm shelters and safe shelters to Tennesseans.
Also, EO member James Field’s “Forty Under 40″ profile ran in today’s Nashville Business Journal. To read it, check out today’s edition, or see the article below.