SouthernAlpha’s 2016-2017 Publishing Schedule and Official Launch

Today I’m releasing our editorial schedule for the next year at Southern/alpha. We are keeping things simple for now, and I’ll be writing most of the articles. I’ve also decided to release an official launch date for the site. Right now, my (very small) team and I are in the middle of a soft launch, … Continue reading “SouthernAlpha’s 2016-2017 Publishing Schedule and Official Launch”

Startup Map Now Live

Over the past few weeks, we’ve been putting together a map for Southern/alpha’s readers showing startups around the region. Starting next week, we will choose a startup from the map and highlight it on the site. Startups don’t have to be based on only consumer tech. If you’d like to see your company considered, add … Continue reading “Startup Map Now Live”

Southern/alpha Relaunch Plan: Commentary and Analysis Over News

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been spending some time putting together a relaunch plan for this website, starting with reviewing what Southern/alpha did right over the past three years. Southern/alpha will continue There were things we did as a team, and things that individuals did at Southern/alpha that were incredibly successful and very strategic. … Continue reading “Southern/alpha Relaunch Plan: Commentary and Analysis Over News”

Relaunching Southern/alpha

Southern/alpha has been on hiatus since November of 2015. Since then, SouthComm has given the assets to the company to me, Kelley Boothe. If you’ve followed our stories up until this point, you may know that Southern/alpha started in 2012, was funded by Solidus, and founded by Marcus Whitney, Walker Duncan and myself. SouthComm acquired … Continue reading “Relaunching Southern/alpha”

Tech community celebrates varied interests at BarCamp Nashville

A true cast of characters assembled at the recent BarCamp Nashville, the annual technology unconference that brings together coders, designers, entrepreneurs and other creatives to learn, share and network. In between sessions, Clark Buckner, of podcasting agency Relationary Marketing, sat down with speakers, sponsors and other attendees and uncovered the backstories and personal interests that … Continue reading “Tech community celebrates varied interests at BarCamp Nashville”

Q&A: As Terminus announces $1.8 million raise, CEO gives reasons to grow a tech company in Atlanta

Terminus, a B2B account-based marketing software provider, announced last month that the Atlanta-based group raised $1.8 million of seed financing from Hyde Park Venture Partners (HPVP), Knoll Ventures, Arthur Ventures and Atlanta Ventures. Investors in the round included Tim Kopp, managing director of HPVP and former chief marketing officer (CMO) of ExactTarget, as well as … Continue reading “Q&A: As Terminus announces $1.8 million raise, CEO gives reasons to grow a tech company in Atlanta”

Your next Uber ride could lead to your new career destination

Have you ever wanted to be on the show, Cash Cab, in hopes that you win big by answering some questions?  What if you could win something bigger in a back of a car, say, a job? Nashville-based company Relode has partnered with Uber to provide exactly this sort of opportunity on Nov. 5 between … Continue reading “Your next Uber ride could lead to your new career destination”

First-ever privately funded health care accelerator launches in Arkansas

Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson, Baptist Health and the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub gathered for a press conference last week to announce the launch of HubX–LifeSciences, a program to support and accelerate the development of new startup companies with innovative solutions to improve health care delivery in Arkansas. “At Baptist Health, we are constantly looking for … Continue reading “First-ever privately funded health care accelerator launches in Arkansas”

The Pitfalls of moonlighting in a day job for startup founders

Many, if not most, founders have difficulty being able to afford to work full time for their startup right from the start. But working in a day job while moonlighting at your venture presents some particularly dicey legal issues that can cause issues down the line. In particular, moonlighting for your startup presents a significant threat to … Continue reading “The Pitfalls of moonlighting in a day job for startup founders”

Commentary: Nashville, I love you, but you’re bringing me down

The Nashville Business Journal has been parading their recently named top CIO’s of 2015 through a gauntlet of important questions lately. I’m generally able to ignore these types of articles, but the latest question really got my attention. Here’s the question posed to this year’s top CIO’s in Nashville: How can Nashville compete with other … Continue reading “Commentary: Nashville, I love you, but you’re bringing me down”