Blog: In Focus

Importance of Going Places

Just over a week ago, I had the pleasure of meeting Katie Blomquist, Founder and Executive Director, of Going Places a local Charleston nonprofit focused on providing low income, high poverty kids with the most basic childhood right, joy.

Katie Blomquist

On Today, "Giving Tuesday", I hope you will consider this great organization when you think about donating to great causes. If you are interested, checkout their current campaign.

We pride ourselves on calling Charleston home to our ventures, but must not forget that we need to help out and look for ways to ensure our city stays great.

Checkout what Going Places is doing in their Founder's own words below:

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Secure Your Startup

Recently I've had the pleasure to have some great exchanges with Christopher O'Rourke, founder and CEO of Soteria, on the Charleston Tech Slack community.

He made me aware that Soteria offers premium secuirty advice at a reasonable price within their product SecureStart™. The best part? Pricing starts at $0/month for startup businesses. You read that correctly, free!

Many startup businesses don't take their security as seriously as they probably should. Especially considering the potential risks with smart devices and everything IoT (Internet of Things) related.

Hackers aren't only taking aim at mega corporations. Any company with significant Intellectual Property (IP) or a large customer base can easily become targets. Ignorance may be bliss, but if you can protect yourself for free, why wouldn't you?

Dimenstional Audio

If you are looking to make your website, videos or advertisements more vibrant, you need to checkout Dimensional Audio.

Dimensional Audio is run by IIan Ponimansky. He plays a variety of instruments including guitar, piano and drums and everything he creates is done in-house.

Whether you are looking for a theme song, jingle or video track Dimensional Audio can craft something unique for your needs. They even offer mixing and mastering services for previously recorded tracks.

Check out this metal sample of theirs below:

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Losing Track of Time

Losing time. It happens to all of us. But I specifically failed to see a milestone date come and go. Luckily it isn't anything that will get me into hot water.

It was Startup Chucktown's 3rd Anniversary (back on June 6th). I'm not sure how I failed to see that coming, other than not setting a reminder.

I just wanted to take a quick moment and thank those of you that stay engaged with the blog and Twitter feed. This is all for you and hopefully you find the content interesting and useful. If you ever want coverage on a specific topic or your startup venture, please reach out.

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NYU 2 CHS

We normally only cover local and regional news aside from our other articles. So why give a shout out to New York? Recently I connected with Dan DeVece from NYU on twitter. Dan is part of a program called MBAs Across America and his team is coming to Charleston from June 28 through July 3. The team is comprised of four recent MBA graduates from NYU Stern School of Business in New York City.

The Goal of MBAs Across America is:

"We believe that the future of America lies in the hands of entrepreneurs, not just in New York and Silicon Valley, but in small towns and big cities far from the coast and away from the hype. That the future of business school is hands-on, on the ground, and must prepare a new generation to drive real progress. That the future of our society depends on those who dare to leave behind the well-worn path to seek a better world. So this isn't a road trip. It's a movement."

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