Let’s Make Some Introductions
This article was originally published at The Clubhou.se
Our members and connections make for a network of resources and perspectives which span the entrepreneurial process from startup to exit. For this reason, the community at theClubhou.se is as important as the coffee we drink everyday; and good lord we love our Buona Caffe blend. We have also partnered with organizations and businesses which augment our community: Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL), SME CPAs, PowerServe, and Advanced Technological Development Center (ATDC.) These community partners serve as a resource to our members through monthly office hours held at theClubhou.se. Representatives of each partner spend a couple of hours at theClubhou.se, making themselves available for answering questions about their respective fields.
From their website, “SRNL scientists and engineers develop technologies designed to improve environmental quality, support international nonproliferation, dispose of legacy wastes, and provide clean energy sources.” Matthew Biasiny has led the SRNL Technology Transfer Office since 2016. He and his team are responsible for collaborating with industry leaders and laboratory scientists to transition SRNL inventions to the marketplace. Matthew has nearly fifteen years of experience in global supply chain management, recruitment, and telecommunications in both the government and commercial sectors. Matthew holds his office hours at theClubhou.se on the Tuesday preceding Beer & Bytes, from 9-11am. Feel free to drop in and speak with him.
ATDC at Georgia Tech is known as “Georgia’s technology incubator.” They have “developed a global reputation for fostering technological entrepreneurship,” and over the last few years they have worked with theClubhou.se in the Augusta market, helping to coach entrepreneurs and accelerate technology startups into scalable businesses. Scott Hardigree is currently their Startup Catalyst in the Augusta market and holds office hours by appointment on the second Wednesday each month before the monthly ATDC Lunch & Learn.
SME CPAs joined up with theClubhou.se toward the end of 2018 and have quickly entwined themselves with the events of theClubhou.se. A representative from SME is here the Wednesday morning leading up to Beer & Bytes each month, from 9-11am. They set up so the entrepreneurs of theClubhou.se can get the tax advice they need to take their start-up to a new level.
Powerserve has their President, Jeff Partl, coming by for the office hours 9-11am on the second Wednesday of each month. Powerserve is a web design, software development, and digital marketing company located on Broad Street in Augusta, GA. Jeff is seasoned technology executive with over 30 years of experience in website design and custom software development, excelling at working with entrepreneurs to understand their business ideas and determine how technology can be used to help achieve their business goals. He has lead the development of software that helped companies grow from start ups to industry leaders.
“Our community partners are a great asset for theClubhou.se. As our membership grows we are engaging industry experts to help startups and entrepreneurs thrive. From marketing services to IP issues, our partners provide valuable thought leadership to helping the ecosystem in Augusta. The office hours are intended to really support this network so that even small professional services can see the benefit of theClubhou.se.” Grace Belangia, Executive Director of theClubhou.se.