An Entrepreneur's Story

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I gave this speech as the initial speaker for The Entrepreneur's Club of America - Cleveland Chapter. It details my life as an entrepreneur.

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  • My grandfathers were entrepreneurs:-1st owned a milk delivery truck-2nd owned a sporting goods retail chainOwned a t-shirt company in high school, owned a word-processing company in college, acquired a coffee shop retail chain, started a tech-company
  • As a kid visiting my grandfather’s sporting goods stores. Entrepreneur’s “live the dream.”Big challenge. Your ready. Cool. But, is your family?What is the excuse?
  • What happens when the dream comes true?
  • Turmoil in Cleveland. Would I have to leave?Lost friends. Difficult to find a job.Found a job….leads to tech field…..leads to start-up
  • BBN leads to City.Ton of passion.Four guys and a card table.City story – 37 tech companies, $75 million in new development.New era of entrepreneurship in Cleveland
  • Join FIT.
  • Invest and help entrepreneurs. Social media.
  • An Entrepreneur's Story

    1. 1. An Entrepreneur’s Story<br />TECA – Cleveland<br />Feb. 19, 2009<br />
    2. 2. DNA<br />
    3. 3. Dream<br />
    4. 4. First Day<br />
    5. 5. Second Life<br />
    6. 6. Catalyst<br />
    7. 7. Third Act<br />
    8. 8. Next Step<br />
    9. 9. Michael DeAloiamdealoia@fittechnologies.net216.212.4067Twitter: www.twitter.com/techczar<br />

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