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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.

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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.

TAG Entrepreneurs

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.

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.

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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.

TAG Entrepreneurs

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.

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Finding your cadence to thrive as an entrepreneur

  1. 1. FINDING YOUR CADENCE TO THRIVE AS AN ENTREPRENEUR Kurt Uhlir TAG ENTREPRENEURS: CEO & Co-founder, Sideqik
  2. 2. CADENCE MATTERS Speed can improve your efficiency Career that makes a difference Accomplished your mission Personal Life / Family REAL SUCCESS @KurtUhlir
  3. 3. WASTED TIME 60+ meetings per month ==> 1/2 are not needed 2 hours per day recovering from distractions ==> 80% are trivial 13 hours per week reading/writing/ responding to emails @KurtUhlir CADENCE MATTERS Speed can improve your efficiency
  4. 4. @KurtUhlir AN ENTREPRENEUR'S CADENCE Picking up speed
  5. 5. PICKING UP SPEED What NCAA Division I training will teach you
  6. 6. LONG TERM INCREASE Entrepreneur Cadence @KurtUhlir
  7. 7. Start today and plan on continual effort CHOOSE YOUR MISSION INCREASING CADENCE: LONG-TERM CHANGES BE A GOOD STEWARD Why are you working? Spend things wisely INTENTIONAL TRAINING
  8. 8. GET A MENTOR At least a season of life ahead of you PICK SOMEONE TO MENTOR ASK THOSE THAT KNOW YOU FOR FEEDBACK
  9. 9. IDENTIFY DIFFERENT STYLES Look for people that lead differently than you. Intentionally bring around those that lead differently than you. IDENTIFY POTENTIAL LEADERS
  10. 10. Path to Innovation
  11. 11. SHORT TERM INCREASE Entrepreneur Cadence
  12. 12. Impact this week INCREASING CADENCE: SHORT-TERM CHANGES MAKE YOUR BED It's often the little repetitive things in life that matter. @KurtUhlir
  13. 13. JUST GET STARTED INCREASING CADENCE: SHORT-TERM CHANGES Impact this week @KurtUhlir
  14. 14. TAKE ADVANTAGE OF PEAKS & WAVES @KurtUhlir INCREASING CADENCE: SHORT-TERM CHANGES Impact this week @KurtUhlir
  15. 15. WORK HARD HARDER @KurtUhlir INCREASING CADENCE: SHORT-TERM CHANGES Impact this week It's not that top athletes practice and train more -- they train more intentionally and more focused.
  16. 16. IDENTIFY AND KILL PARASITE HABITS INCREASING CADENCE: SHORT-TERM CHANGES Impact this week It's not that top athletes practice and train more -- they train more intentionally and more focused. @KurtUhlir
  17. 17. Ideas Mobile Goals INCREASING CADENCE: SHORT-TERM CHANGES Impact this week FIND & USE A RELIABLE SYSTEM Must be 1) easy to capture ideas 2) easy to prioritize 3) be able to remind you 4) have a holding tank. Frees up your RAM @KurtUhlir
  18. 18. SURROUND YOURSELF WITH HIGH BANDWIDTH, FAST CADENCE PEOPLE INCREASING CADENCE: SHORT-TERM CHANGES Impact this week @KurtUhlir
  19. 19. LEARN YOUR CADENCE @KurtUhlir INCREASING CADENCE: SHORT-TERM CHANGES Impact this week
  20. 20. @KurtUhlir sideqik.com/blog EtherealInnovations.com

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