Success doesn’t come just from working harder or working smarter. True success comes from finding your cadence and knowing what you’re working towards. Kurt walks through the lessons he’s learned building teams around the world, mentoring new leaders and being taught by some incredible entrepreneurs.
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
About Kurt Uhlir
Kurt is CEO & co-founder at Sideqik – the partnership platform for marketers. He is known for leading, advising & building disruptive companies across six continents. He is the lead inventor on 10+ US & international patents, including fundamental patents covering check-in services and major parts of mobile advertising. Kurt helped to lead Navteq through their IPO and later $8.1 billion acquisition by Nokia in 2007. He is an active mentor at Georgia Tech’s Flashpoint startup accelerator and TiE Atlanta. Kurt ran varsity cross-country and track at Vanderbilt University and later received a Master’s from the University of Alabama.
About The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)
TAG is the leading technology industry association in the state, serving more than 25,400 members through regional chapters in Metro Atlanta, Athens, Augusta, Columbus, Macon/Middle Georgia, and Savannah. TAG’s mission is to educate, promote, and unite Georgia’s technology community to foster an innovative and connected marketplace that stimulates and enhances a tech-based economy.
The TAG Entrepreneurs society provides programming designed to educate, challenge, inspire and support entrepreneurs as well as those who have a stake in their success.
We’re excited to introduce a new programming theme titled “Mind the Gap.” Beginning September 2012, our monthly speaker series will explore the challenges or “gaps” faced by startups and especially those encountered in forging strategic collaborations with Fortune 1000 companies. We will feature entrepreneurs and executives from Fortune 1000 companies who have successfully navigated these waters and each month the speaker(s) will offer best practices and/or case studies in these areas. “Rock star” entrepreneurs will, of course, be a part of the calendar periodically.