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  1. 2014 – OPTIMISM

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    I started a new thing in 2014, pick a word and try an live by it in all facets of your life. So I picked OPTIMISM. I put everything through that lens and wow what a difference it made.

    My 2014 definitely had it’s fair share of ups and downs. Taking a look back on these photos their were far MORE UPS! Additionally, I think with my word “OPTIMISM” I took the downs and quickly shifted my mindset to an up. After doing this for a year now, I do believe mindset really helps shape the way we see the world. Even when the world seems to be serving up shit sandwiches, mind set really helps a person always see the positive side, the silver lining, the hope, and most importantly the optimism to move forward with hope.

    So I am working what my word for 2015 will be. I am leaning more towards a positive action oriented word for 2015. Leave a comment if you would like to give me a suggestion. Wishing everyone a happy and safe new year’s eve!

    More importantly be the most positive person you can be in 2015. You will be surprised when you look back on 2015 and into 2016 what a difference that will make.

    100-positive

     

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  2. Do you want to invest in Hatch? Its an incubator ya know

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    I went back to my northern roots on that title hey!  Wanted to share an email I received from Zack Miller of We are Titans about the incubator for startups he has created called Hatch! There is a deadline for applications coming up fast. So make it a point to check it out and if you are serious about your idea for a business, well then what are you waiting for?

    Now that is one side of the equation the other side is investing.  If you are wanting to invest some serious money in some businesses that are not yet supported and are in your own backyard.  Well here is your chance.  To start investing today reach out to Zack Miller at [zack dot miller at wearetitans dot net ] about the details about how being on the ground floor in your community with investing is the new black!

    +++++++++ Below is Zack’s Email to the Community ++++++++++

    Friends:

    A lot of people talk about generating new high-tech jobs in the region and attracting fast-growing startups to downtown Norfolk and other parts of the region.

    We’re done talking.  This summer, we take action.

    On June 15, the visionaries who created Start Norfolk and brought TechCrunch to Granby Street are launching Hatch, an 11-week long startup accelerator.  Hatch will put a handful of teams from around the Mid-Atlantic region through the crucible and create new companies.

    We know this will work because we’ve already done it.  The two weekend long startup marathons known a Start Norfolk resulted in the formation of 19 companies.  Many of them have already launched their products.   And that was just two weekends.

    Imagine what we can accomplish with 11 weeks.  This time, however, we can’t do it alone.  The startup companies can’t quit their jobs or put them on hold for 11 weeks and still eat and pay rent.  That’s why we’re raising $25,000 for each team.  As a result, we need $200,000. 

     

    If you invest $10,000?  A cornucopia of payback.  First, publicity.  Hatch will be a very public event.  The City of Norfolk has contributed the Design Center, a retail space near the corner of Main and Granby Streets (directly across the street from the new urban park, The Plot).  People walking and driving by will see the companies working around the clock (and your logo on the storefront window).  The center, which has great meeting space, will become a hub and hangout for area entrepreneurs and their service providers all summer.  Also, we’re great at getting press coverage.  Here’s what we got for a couple of weekends and the TechCrunch event.  Imagine what we’ll get for an 11-week event.

     

    http://hamptonroads.com/2011/11/entrepreneurs-gather-norfolk-spawn-startups

    http://hamptonroads.com/2012/04/hatch-norfolk-aid-firms-growth

    http://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/how-an-accidental-entrepreneur-found-a-big-idea.html

    http://techcrunch.com/2012/03/28/dc-richmond-and-points-south-lets-plan-the-first-tc-mini-meetup-in-the-virginia-area/?fb_comment_id=fbc_10150645653272842_21587251_10150645963302842#comment-box

    http://techcrunch.com/2012/04/02/the-first-of-the-tc-mini-meet-ups-dc-norfolk-and-richmond/

    http://youtu.be/PtI-DZb3uOshttp://hamptonroads.com/2012/04/regent-worker-wins-business-prize-d8nightcom

    http://techcrunch.com/2012/04/16/aeir-talk-gives-a-fathers-autistic-kids-a-voice/

    http://www.altdaily.com/features/news/what-can-happen-in-a-weekend-start-norfolk.html

    http://www.wavy.com/dpp/news/local_news/norfolk/entrepreneurs-gather-for-start-norfolk

    http://insidebiz.com/news/its-techcrunch-time

     

    Next, you’ll also get equity.  We’re forming a fund that will get equity in each of the teams that is accepted into Hatch and receives a $25,000 stipend.

    Finally, you’ll get satisfaction.  You’ll be part of the solution to making Norfolk an even more vibrant downtown community, a magnet for technology startups, and a regional job-creator.  Plus, you’ll be the part of the first and only angel investor fund in the area.

     

    Hatch is coming.  Become a part of it today.

    Cheers,

    Zack Miller

  3. Keith Privette’s Hub

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    Hello thanks for finding me! I am in the process of constructing this website to be my central hub of communications, since my original set up through nombray was shut down.  Nombray.com shut down due to lack of funds, but were extremely helpful in getting my name and site here.

    Thank you for sticking with me! I hope to have this fully functional soon! I am exploring new topics to write about!

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