Category: Entrepreneurship

IgniteHQ Mentor Feature: Paula Fowler

Paula Fowler takes care of business. All of it. This Cobb resident has been advising companies large and small for two decades. As a very successful business management consultant, Fowler has found herself on the inaugural teams of startups as well as at the helm of well established companies. Her work has taken her into […]

Stay Motivated This Summer!

Feeling distracted this time of year? Ready to hang the “Gone Fishin” sign and check out for a bit? Summer months are tough for all of us to stay focused, but many of us don’t have the leisure of vacationing all season. We asked a few of our veteran mentors how they keep their head […]

Member Profile: Intent Design Studios

IgniteHQ’s newest member, Intent Design Studios is an architectural firm taking a different approach to design. Brian Sudduth founded Intent Design Studios earlier this summer after spending years working and eventually leading a small Atlanta based firm. He says he learned a great deal over the course of his tenure, especially how to better lead […]

IgniteHQ Member Feature: Bob Morrell

IgniteHQ’s newest mentor Bob Morrell was born to work with technology. The Pennsylvania native started programming computers at the age of five. As a teen, he landed his first paid programming gig while only a junior in high school. Finding a college with a strong tech scene was high on the list. “My parents didn’t […]

IgniteHQ Partners with SharedSpace – Partnership Extends Services to Dunwoody

IgniteHQ is pleased to announce a new partnership with coworking outfit SharedSpace. IgniteHQ and SharedSpace are collaborating to make their startup-centric resources more readily accessible to area entrepreneurs. IgniteHQ connects startups and entrepreneurs with international accelerators, funding opportunities, and talent to scale globally. Based off the Marietta Square, IgniteHQ accelerates startups, cultivates job growth, and […]

IgniteHQ Member Feature: Kevin Leclair

IgniteHQ’s newest mentor Kevin Leclair is a software engineering leader with a passion for utilizing technology to solve complex business challenges and generate business value. Leclair’s current position as Director, Software Engineering at Aaron’s, Inc. places him on the forefront of technology and entrepreneurship. He leads a team of software engineers in building and delivering […]

IgniteHQ Member Feature: Michael Kandilakis, Macro Pros

For over fifteen years, Michael Kandilakis played a key role in supporting companies’ IT and staffing needs through positions at various consulting firms. He gained a vast amount of expertise while building an impressive client base, so when his buddy Todd Barnes, the co- founder of DC based management consulting firm Macro Solutions asked him […]

Celebrating our First Year in Marietta

A year ago, we began with a spark, a simple vision to create a space where startups thrive. Through our robust partnerships and resources, IgniteHQ’s entrepreneurs benefited from educational instruction, professional mentors and funding opportunities, everything needed to grow and prosper. Today, we’re proud to be part of the success of a dozen companies and counting. […]

Entrepreneurs, Community Leaders Join IgniteHQ Board

IgniteHQ welcomes Kennesaw State University Interim President Dr. Ken Harmon to the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of IgniteHQ. In addition, IgniteHQ is pleased to announce the appointment of four new members to its 2018 Board of Directors. Joining the Board of Directors are Andy Crowe, Rachel Ford, Sharon Mason and Trey Sanders. […]

Need a CTO? Kode Smart Labs Has You Covered

IgniteHQ member Kode Smart Labs is driving the success of early stage companies by servicing the most important need to all startups – technology. A startup itself, Kode Smart Labs formed after its founder noticed a significant deficiency in technology support among entrepreneurs. “We noticed many early-stage companies failing due to lack of a CTO […]