Rachel Cypher is a startup person. After getting stuck in the post-college retail rut for almost three years, she’s finally pursuing what she wanted all along — a writing career.
Ayumi is the founder of Startup Southerner.
Lena is serving as managing editor of Startup Southerner. She has something like a decade of experience writing and editing for various business audiences, including startups.
Jim R. Roberts is a professional connector who has started several entrepreneur support organizations in North Carolina. He is currently the founder of the Network for Entrepreneurs in Wilmington (NEW) and the Wilmington Angels for Local Entrepreneurs (WALE) in Wilmington, North Carolina. He tweets at @RedSpireUSNC
Before he even graduated from Florida State University, Nicholas was a digital media publisher specializing in blogging, content marketing and web design. Now he’s also director of communications for Cuttlesoft. He likes technology, cycling, podcasts, craft beer and black coffee.
Scott Barstow writes a blog series focused on helping untechnical founders successfully start and launch technology companies without lighting their money on fire. He is a venture partner at Sovereign’s Capital and an adviser to multiple startups in Raleigh-Durham and elsewhere. Scott is the former CTO of Bandwidth and current CEO of Rocket Hangar, an incubator of new technology products. You can find out everything you need to know about Scott and subscribe to his newsletter at http://scottbarstow.com. You can reach out to Scott on Twitter at @scottbarstow.
Matthew Bennett is a corporate IT auditor, freelance information security consultant, and evangelist for small business security awareness. He is a founding partner of Startup Southerner.
Jeremy Payne, Ed.D. has built a reputation of creating environments of trust and authenticity with both individuals and groups. In his coaching and consulting work, Jeremy is continually expanding his tools and methods to assist clients in helping them to make their work work anywhere. His current specialties include career development and transitions, entrepreneurship and productivity. In addition, he is one of the founding partners of Startup Southerner.
Nicholas Norfolk is serving as Startup Southerner’s social media maestro. He’s based in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Alexander Davie is a corporate and securities attorney in Nashville, Tennessee, and is a partner at Riggs Davie PLC. He frequently works with technology companies, including startups and emerging growth companies, and with private investment funds, such as private equity, venture capital and hedge funds. He is also active in Nashville’s startup community as a member of the board of directors of the Nashville Business Incubation Center and as a mentor at the Nashville Entrepreneur Center. He is the author of Strictly Business, a blog that covers legal developments for startups and investors in startups.
Emma is the summer 2017 editorial intern at Startup Southerner and a student of Sociology and English Literature at Belmont University. She uses reading, writing and photography to explore her interest in people and society. Emma is interested in the role of education, infrastructure, and religion in creating equitable and sustainable communities.
A student at Vanderbilt University, Raven studies communications of science and technology and engineering management. She also has worked with the Nashville Entrepreneur Center and the United Nations Foundation.
Charisse Lambert is a front-end web developer and social content creator. She’s particularly interested in the convergence of tech, digital media and sports.
Chris Clancy is a Nashville, Tennessee-based freelance writer.
Keaton is a Texas-born tech junkie and writer in Nashville. Interested in anything that blinks or has words, he’s been hacking hardware since he was 8, and writing since he was 10. At 15 now, he’s still finding a way to balance his writing and building in between high school courses.