You think the time is right to scale your business. Along with the counsel of your most trusted advisors, you do a search to see what the experts have to say. What you find is a great deal of diverse advice:
Be proactive not reactive
Look at the big picture
Identify pockets of excellence and spread them further
Shift from working IN your business to working ON your business
Question how your organization should look
Think big & act bold
Build a public profile
Establish key relationships and networks
Look at financing options for expansion
Hire A-players only
Do you need to adopt all this advice? Some of this advice? None of this advice?
Austin has had more than our fair share of companies that have scaled and gone on to high valuations and long-term growth. What do those folks who have succeeded here in ATX have to say?
What does it take to scale and win? Join us on Friday, April 7, from 7:30 – 9:00 a.m. at the Austin Club and find out.
Joel Trammell, CEO, Khorus Software
While CEO of Khorus Software is one of Joel’s current titles, he’s an Austin serial entrepreneur. Along with founding Khorus, Joel has had CEO roles in Cache IQ, RedPoint Network Systems and NetQoS. He has been on the board of directors for: iGrafx, Packet Design, Black Box, and NetMotion Wireless.
Joel is Chairman Emeritus of the Austin Technology Council, a partner at the Capital Factory and Managing Director of Lake Austin Advisors, an alternative investing firm.
Joel has a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Louisiana Tech University.
Sean Bauld, Chief Experiment Officer, spxk
In his role at spxk, Sean acts as an entrepreneur, investor, and advisor. He is co-founder of BloxMob, a personal app development platform that lets anyone build an app and have it on their phone in less than an hour. Sean has led multiple startups, prepared one IPO, and held executive roles at IBM, Reuters, and Avid Technology. He is a student of innovation, intelligence, market disruptions, and decision sciences. Sean has an MBA from UT where he also studied at the LBJ School of Public Affairs.
Emily Schendel, Director, Financial Operations at Sedera Health
Emily began her career in investment banking and then moved into internal strategy/M&A roles within the media and internet industries. She spent several years in traditional television – with Oxygen and then HBO – focused on corporate development, strategy, and financial planning and analysis. Emily then moved to the consumer internet space as a Director in IAC’s M&A group. At IAC, she was responsible for sourcing, evaluating, negotiating, and closing potential acquisitions across all IAC areas of operations with an emphasis on the Media, Local, and new business verticals. During her time evaluating potential start-up investments for IAC, Emily developed a fascination with innovative products and business models, and changing industry dynamics.
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