So who the heck am I and why would you care what I have to say?
I encourage you to visit the How I Help New Business Owners page to learn why you should care and how I might be able to help you build your business, but here’s a little about me:
I was honored by Fit Small Business when it named New Venture Mentor as one of the Best Entrepreneurship Blogs of 2015 and again as one of the Best Entrepreneurship Blogs of 2016 along with amazing people like Richard Branson, Derek Halpern, Paul Graham, and others:
I am one of the Porsche Power 30 Under 30 for 2016:
I was appointed by the Governor of Illinois to the State of Illinois Business Enterprise Council for Minorities, Females, and Persons with Disabilities and appointed by the Mayor of Chicago to the Chicago Task Force on Removing Barriers to Employment and Entrepreneurship and named one of the Chicago Heroes Project’s Heroes of Chicago. I am on the WiSTEM Advisory Council at 1871, on the Investment Committee for Goodcity Chicago’s INVEST initiative, and serve as a coach for entrepreneurs in the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business’ Program Rocket Pitch and the Points of Light Civic Accelerator.
I’ve also been featured or quoted in a number of business publications including:
For the first couple of years of my life as an entrepreneurial nomad, I spent some time in each city I visited getting to know some of the coolest entrepreneurs, investors, and incubator and accelerator managers. I haven’t updated this blog in quite some time (though you never know, it may get revived at some point), but if you’d like to hear from the awesome entrepreneurship peeps I met, check out the Startup Nomad blog (my most recent post is below):
If you’d like to see some of my travel adventures (though I haven’t updated this one in ages either), check out the Where in the World? blog (my most recent post is below):
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If there’s anything you’d like to see on this site (a blog topic perhaps?), please just shoot me an email at cate(at)thevccgroup(dot)com and let me know.