Welcome to T.E.H. -- The Entrepreneurial Hour. It is held every Wednesday at 8 AM EST virtually. This hour has no specific industry requirement, no minimum age, and no proof of success. Entrepreneurs at all stages from “dreamers'' to early-stage revenue producing companies are welcome.
Entrepreneurs start with a big idea that often seems to require the magic of making something out of thin air with no assistance. They need to reassess their direction constantly during the early stages of bringing that idea to life. Is the magic working? Hopefully, with the hour you will have an answer to that question. We offer you the chance to:
• Practice your pitch for a friendly community
• Present your company and build awareness
• Think through a challenge you’re facing
• Get fresh perspective on an issue
What your mother won’t tell you.
This is a friendly community but not “friends and family.” Friends and family are very supportive and necessary to success and we give thanks for that. But they are not always objective or candid. We tell you what your mother won’t. This is tough love for the entrepreneur. We ask many questions of clarification and rigorously assess your ideas and marketability and the value of your opportunity or at least as much as time permits.
Why do we do this?
We know how important support, encouragement, and honest feedback are, because many of us have been in your shoes. We want to pay it forward. So we give an hour of our time every week to help entrepreneurs like you. Some advice will resonate, and some won’t. You might even hear conflicting advice! Simply take what you like and leave the rest. We only ask you to have an open mind and take notes on what you hear from experienced, seasoned, business people.
Present with us!
We provide an interactive forum for entrepreneurs to present their business and any issues that they would like to discuss and receive objective, friendly feedback from the meeting participants. Comments are intended to be constructive pointing out both good and bad aspects of the business plan.
Our first question to those who present is, “What do you want from this hour?” Our last question for you is, “What are you going to work on next and how we can help you?” We are glad to follow up with you on this.
This is not the last stop on your journey but we encourage repeat performances at The Entrepreneurial Hour.
We hope to see you Wednesday @ 8AM EST for our The Entrepreneurial Hour!
We are a volunteer group of men and women who offer advice to entrepreneurs that expect absolutely nothing in return.
We provide an interactive forum for entrepreneurs to present their business and any issues that they would like to discuss and receive objective, friendly feedback from the meeting participants. All material and discussions are strictly confidential.
We currently are holding meetings virtually via Zoom every Wednesday at 8 AM EST, however, we plan to have face-to-face meetings at the Alpharetta Innovation Center in Alpharetta, Georgia. We want to thank Tech Alpharetta our gracious sponsor.
We meet every Wednesday at 8:00AM EST for one hour.
We feel that there is a need to provide objective, unbiased advice to entrepreneurs from businesspeople that have a wide variety of experience.
Once you apply to present, one of the volunteer organizers will contact the entrepreneur and discuss mutual expectations to help ensure the planned session is worthwhile for all of the involved parties.
Who Should Participate
Entrepreneurs at all stages from “dreamers” to early-stage revenue producing companies.
What We Are Not
We are not a group of investors or attorneys. We do not solicit business. We are not affiliated with any other group.
What We Require
Entrepreneurs who are willing to listen to our suggestions.
What You Can Expect
A forum in which all individuals are treated with dignity and respect. Comments are intended to be constructive pointing out both good and bad aspects of the business plan.