Author Archives: Janice K. Mandel

About Janice K. Mandel

I've been telling company stories for years and am currently working on speakers and content for Modev’s VoiceSummit.ai. Early adopter experience in New York City included: Sr. Editor, EIC/Intelligence, the first online, commercial database (1980s);Communications/Voice of Equinta.com, like Zillow but in 1999; and Reach networks -- like Mosaic, only four years sooner.

Community Champions: Brad Feld of Foundry Group & Esther Dyson of HICCup Talk Entrepreneurship & Healthcare

Brad Feld and Esther Dyson are two of technology’s greats: Founding software and investment businesses early in the Internet age, they have been learning and building technology ventures since the 1980s, right as the U.S. transitioned to a connected PC … Continue reading

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The Entrepreneurial ICF Chairman & CEO

If you’re a well-educated entrepreneur who loves a good challenge you’ve got more in common than you might think with the Chairman & CEO of Virginia-based global consulting giant, ICF International, Sudhakar Kesavan. The down-to-earth executive is proud to have … Continue reading

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The Secret Ingredients in Georgetown Cupcake

  Sophie Kallinis LaMontagne knew better than to invest in perishable commodities. After graduating from Princeton, she’d spent four years learning the ropes at global venture capital firm, Highland Capital Partners. She loved her job, but loved her own entrepreneurial … Continue reading

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Decision Lens CEO Targets Emerging IT Prioritization Market

“What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.” – Ecclesiastes 1:9 Decision Lens CEO, John Kealey, started his career as an accountant at what was a Big Eight … Continue reading

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Second-Generation Geek

Christine Churchwell (top right) is the Marketing Director at Tech 2000, an education technology company her father, George Churchwell (left) incorporated in 1991. Like many, Christine has more than one job at her company. She’s nurturing two-year old training and … Continue reading

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Happy 2016 Entrepreneur’s Holiday Card

Dear Entrepreneurial community, Thanks for another great year. This 2015-16 Holiday card is for you Entrepreneurs pursue ideas worth the occasional chaos. Whatever you do this year, enjoy it. Life is shorter than it looks.

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The Pitch Man: Lessons from 10,000 Pitches from Dan Gordon of Valhalla Partners

When it comes to startup pitches, Dan Gordon might just have heard them all. In over a decade as technology partner at medium-size venture capital fund, Valhalla Partners, Dan estimates he’s heard at least 10,000 pitches. That’s about three to … Continue reading

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