Pete Santora / Startup Catalyst & Entrepreneur in Residence at ATDC
Sly Barisic/FotoIn Mobile
Sly Barisic is the founder and CEO of FotoIN Mobile, the only automated and searchable photo documentation solution. Sly founded the company in 2012 after running the largest publicly traded, private equity real estate fund, for a Croatian fund management group. Before that he worked for Capital One, in the US Card division, on multiple projects spanning risk management and online products. Sly earned his MBA at the Terry School of Business at the University of Georgia in finance, real estate, entrepreneurship and risk management. Along with running FotoIN, Sly is also an active angel investor and member of the Citrix GoToMeeting Virtual Customer Advisory Board.
Matthew Suber is the former lead mobile experience designer for CNN and design polymath that has spent most of his 8 year career in the mobile space developing a range of products including mobile point-of-sales systems, various mobile pay apps and in-store retail applications for brands like Verizon and Ann Taylor.
Titania Jordan serves as chief marketing officer of Kidslink, a private social network and world-managing app for parents. With over a decade of experience in advertising, sales, digital marketing, blogging, and PR, and multiple platforms for expression, she thrives on helping brands make valuable and meaningful connections.
Diana Keough/Share WIK Media
Julie Brown/Julie’s Bees
Sara Buchanan is the Founder and CEO of Your Talent Bridge (YTB) and My Job Connector (MJC).
Your Talent Bridge is a human capital solutions firm specializing in campus recruiting, on-boarding and retention solutions for global corporations.
My Job Connector (MJC), the next generation recruitment network, is an employer – talent matching algorithm and talent engagement website and app that delivers directly to an employer’s recruiters the most qualified and engaged talent matches for an employer’s company, jobs,and their corporate culture. Think of it as the eHarmony of recruiting.
This show focuses on successful entrepreneurs involved in repeat ventures and features Ed Trimble, president of Bonds Cove and Jim Garrett, chief revenue officer of Tillster.
Ed Trimble/Bonds Cove
James (Jim) Garrett, founder and CEO of Snapfinger.com received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Georgia in 1980 and his MBA from Georgia State in 1991. He has spent more than 30 years developing and marketing advanced application technology including the deployment of much of the Internet’s initial infrastructure with companies like Scientific Atlanta, Cisco and Harris Corporation. In 1993 Garrett formed Accelerated Growth Partners, a consulting firm focused on re-inventing companies and strategic business initiatives around the changes brought on by the Internet and other advanced technologies; assisting companies such as Disney, Bank of America, Cisco, Equifax, NET and others. Garrett is largely credited as being one of the pioneers behind the Internet banking and online bill payment industry. His accomplishments included developing and marketing the leading on-line banking technology in the financial services industry. In 2004, Garrett started Kudzu Interactive AKA Snapfinger Inc. the leading provider of remote ordering technology within the restaurant industry. Today Snapfinger as the Internet’s largest and only nation-wide restaurant online ordering site (www.Snapfinger.com) with over 12,000 restaurants in over 3,600 cities. Garrett’s vision for Snapfinger is to enable their restaurant partners to take advantage of emerging technologies and new media applications. Snapfinger has over 6 million registered users and has processed more than 25 million online orders. Snapfinger’s mobile app represents the single largest mobile ecommerce application connecting mobile users to thousand of restaurants for ordering and payment.
Daryl Dollinger/Big Game Brands
Since 2007, Dollinger has been the president and co-founder of Big Game Brands (formerly Raving Brands). As the head of the company, he oversees functions including franchisee marketing, sourcing and qualification, sales and recruiting, franchisee relations, franchise training and operations, real estate, legal, finance and general administration. Dollinger is the key player on the management team since the company’s inception five years ago. He works with a diverse team of eight individuals who assist in the management of the enterprise. Prior to his time at Raving Brands, Dollinger was involved in all facets of restaurant management with companies such as ARAMARK and Einstein’s Bagels. He is a member of the International Franchise Association (IFA) and the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).
Steven Carse/King of Pops
Steven Carse founded King of Popsin April of 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia. Steven, born in Minnesota, but raised in Georgia, was living in Idaho before moving to Atlanta in 2007 to work for AIG.
This move would indefinitely change the course of his life as he would find that the corporate world had its ups and down after he was laid off and left with the opportunity to start something big. Inspired by his numerous trips to Central and South America, Steven began experimenting with fresh paleta (Spanish for popsicles) flavors and sought to bring those delicious fruit based creations to Atlanta. In 2010, with the help of friends and family, the first King of Pops cart popped up in the corner of North Avenue and Highland Ave and has been there ever since. Steven is optimistic for the future of King of Pops as it grows in a smart-environmentally conscious way.