Investor Day Huntsville - 2015

The Rocket Hatch, a startup creative community in Huntsville, Alabama, hosted the first Investor Day on September 10, 2015.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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)
  4. 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
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