Get ready, Stillwater, Paul Singh and the Results Junkies are pulling into town March 6-8 as part of the 2018 North American Tech Tour.
Over the past two years Singh has driven an Airstream trailer more than 100,000 miles across North America meeting with entrepreneurs, educational institutions, government leaders, economic development organizations and established businesses to strengthen the entrepreneurial community and local economy.
“The real goal of the Tech Tour is to bring functional expertise and venture capital dollars to parts of North America that don’t regularly get the same amount of attention as the well-known tech hubs,” Singh said.
Singh and a team of investors and entrepreneurs, the Results Junkies, will spend three days in Stillwater giving keynote speeches, offering workshops and holding office hours. Sessions will include angel investing, lean start up, strategies of strong start ups, new venture ignition, building an entrepreneurial ecosystem and more.
“This tour isn’t just for companies that want to raise venture capital money or tech startups trying to be the next Uber for this or that,” Singh said. “We want brick and mortar businesses, too, and those that are working on their own entrepreneurial dream. It’s important to realize that technology is so interwoven into business such that every startup or entrepreneur needs to understand how to make it work for them.”
Singh is an entrepreneur, speaker, investor and Airstreamer. Previously, Singh was a managing director at 1776, a tech incubator based in Washington, D.C., and a general partner in 1776’s Seed Fund. Prior to 1776, Singh was the founder of Disruption Corporation (acquired by 1776) and general partner of Disruption’s post-seed venture capital arm, Crystal Tech Fund. Before that, Singh was an early partner at 500 Startups, an accelerator and venture firm headquartered in Silicon Valley that has invested in more than 2,200 companies across 50-plus countries. Singh has founded a few of his own startups (two successful exits and a number of failures in between) and spent some time at AOL, Carmax, PBworks and Symantec.
March 6 sessions will take place at Central Electric Cooperative. March 7 sessions will take place at OSU’s Riata Center Downtown. March 8 office hours are by appointment only. The full agenda and free conference registration is at www.startupstillwater.com.
Central Rural Electric Cooperative, Meridian Technology Center, The Riata Center for Entrepreneurship at Oklahoma State University and the Stillwater Chamber of Commerce are presenting sponsors for this event. Additional sponsors include Kicker, Backstage Event Center, WorkIT Coworking Center and Provalue.net.
The Center for Business Development is dedicated to empowering entrepreneurs through networking, education, consulting and business incubation services. Assistance is available in various areas such as marketing, product planning, international business and writing business plans. For more information visit www.meridiantech.edu/entrepreneurs or contact the Center for Business Development.
Photo: Entrepreneur Paul Singh and his team of investors and entrepreneurs, the Results Junkies, will give keynote speeches, offer workshops and hold office hours March 6-8 in Stillwater.