Investor Day Huntsville - 2015
The Rocket Hatch, a startup creative community in Huntsville, Alabama, hosted the first Investor Day on September 10, 2015.
- The week before Investor Day I interviewed Antonio Montoya, one of the instigators of The Rocket Hatch. In this episode of the Ignite Alabama podcast we talk about the startup ecosystem in Huntsville, what prompted Antonio and his fellow instigators to join together to form The Rocket Hatch, and what he expected for the first Investor Day event.
- In Episode 15 of the Ignite Alabama podcast (see below) I provided my own recap of some of the insights shared during the two of the three panel discussions.
- The first panel focused on Startup Ecosystems. Panelists (l-to-r)
Antonio Montoya - Rocket Hatch
Courtney Watson - Chattanooga Renaissance Fund
Alex Lavidge - GIGTank Director and Entrepreneur-in-Residence
Brittany Burgess - Launch Tennessee
Giles McDaniel - Shoals Entrepreneurial Center
Greg Sheek - Alabama Launchpad (shown in next photo)
- Panel on Pitching to Investors included:
Ira Weiss - Startup Box
Larry Lewis - BizTech, Project XYZ
Chris Taylor - Fortnum Capital Partners
Will Brooke - Harbert Venture Group
Zack Terry - Jumpstart Foundry
Weston Wamp - Lamp Post Group
Facilitator - John Whitman