There are lots of people who style themselves as entrepreneurs, but find it hard to put in the work. Then there are the people who have become entrepreneurs again and again, even when it involves a lot of hard work. We think we can learn the most from persistent serial entrepreneurs. They’ve hit the wall more than most and when it’s the third time around, no one calls it luck. If you think listening to someone who has had success and failure (and success again) and managed to make it big, then you are not going to want to miss lunch in October.
We have Michael Watts, an experienced executive and entrepreneur, joining us this month to guide us through his experience of building innovative companies from the ground up. He'll cover his involvement in the early days of the microprocessor with his first company ($50 million in revenue in 6 years), the invention of DVR technology with his second company ($10 million in 2 years) and a pivotal technology in the Iraq War with his third company, Force Protection Industries Inc. ($1.2 Billion in 5.5 years).
If you call yourself (or are planning to call yourself) an entrepreneur, this a learning lunch you’ll want to learn from.
The Entrepreneur's Path
a GSATC Learning Lunch
with Guest Presenter: Michael Watts, Principal at Watts Engineering Labs
11:30 - 11:55 Registration, Networking, Lunch
11:55 - 12:10 Announcements
12:10 - 12:50 Presentation
12:50 - 1:00 Door Prizes, Adjourn
This meeting features easy access from I-385, plenty of free parking, ample networking opportunities, a great presentation, and door prizes. Plan to attend.
Onsite registration is available. Lunch is $25 at the door.
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GSA Technology Council
The GSA Technology Council provides networking, education and professional development opportunities to career minded information technology professionals and high tech entrepreneurs through its newsletter, meetings, expos and training programs.
Founded in 2002, the GSATC regularly draws over 100 people to its informative monthly lunch meetings. Lunch presenters have ranged from the CTO of Scansource to the Executive Director of the Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport.