We all have them. Sometimes we take them for granted. But they are an essential component of a working person’s downtime and an integral part of the daily building blocks of startup leader’s success strategy. Most entrepreneurs are very tactical about their free time. In the startup life, every minute of every day counts. So here’s how some startup founders and entrepreneurs choose to spend their downtime.
Great to be included with this cool group.
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“Sideqik believes in stewarding a portion of our time to help grow the next generation of entrepreneurs and help fill the skills gap that often occurs between the classroom and a student’s desired full-time position,” “Campus Connect provides a focused way for us to connect with those students looking to make an impact and help them reach their goals.”
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"There are so many places a business owner could invest. However, it really comes down to one question that should drive the decision on where to invest or re-invest"
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#TogetherMarketing #MadeinUSA #MadeinAmerica
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Kurt is CEO and co-founder at Sideqik. He is known for leading, advising & building disruptive companies across six continents and has helped drive more than $8 billion in value creation and acquisitions in Marketing, Location and Mobile.
He has 15+ years experience launching new businesses and effectively leading teams across six continents. During his tenure leading competitive strategy and business affairs at NAVTEQ, they grew annual revenue from $80 million to more than $1.4 billion, including an $880 million IPO and later $8.1 billion sale to Nokia. Later, Kurt joined Vitrue in Atlanta (sold to Oracle) where he led strategy, corporate development and strategic partnerships. Toss in a number of outside and internal startups/skunkworks, some fun outside hobbies and a strong bent for serving to know more of his background. .
Kurt is a regular speaker on disruptive technologies (e.g. social media, marketing, location-based services/gaming, and innovation), lead inventor 12 U.S. and international patents (including foundational patents covering check-in/location services, such as Foursquare, Facebook and Waze, and location based advertising). Kurt also serves as a mentor at Georgia Tech's Flashpoint startup accelerator (startup accelerator) and is on the board for several companies and non-profits.
Kurt combines an excitement for converting complex technologies and business models into innovative plans with actionable execution and SEC pride.
- University of Alabama
- Vanderbilt University
- SideqikCEO and Founder, 2012 - present
- VitrueDirector of Corporate Development, 2012
- NAVTEQBusiness Affairs
- Compass Bank
- Southern Technology Leaders
- Asylum StuntsStunt Performer
- Better Living ProductsV.P. Marketing and Strategy / Partner
- International Game Developers AssociationChairperson & Co-Founder of Mobile Game Development Special Interest Group
- Financial Economic Consulting Group
- VitrueDirector of Emerging Products
- Concussion StuntsStunt Performer
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