Our Business Breakfast series allows for our community to gather and discuss a variety of professional topics that range from entrepreneurship, branding + marketing, tech, investing, real estate, and more.
Topic: Starting a new business. Why, when & the hidden elements?
If you have ever had an interest in starting a business, this is for you. Whether it is an individual enterprise or it is the vision of becoming a Fortune 500 company, it all begins with the first step. This will be a discussion of why it makes sense to pursue this, when to do it and the hidden elements of stress and the bumps to success.
Ryan Boykin + Jared Marquette as we explore starting a new business.
Jared's background is in venture capital, with particular focus on early stage financing and development. Most recently Jared worked for Revolution LLC, Rise of the Rest, and Village Capital, all based in DC, with a focus on support of middle American entrepreneurs. This included investments ranging from $50,000 to $10,000,000+ across multiple sectors, both domestic and internationally. He still holds space an LP in the Village Capital fund. Prior to his work in DC, Jared helped launch the Nashville Entrepreneur Center and served as one of the original 8 leaders for the Google For Entrepreneur Hubs. Jared received his MBA from DU in finance and entrepreneurship.
Ryan is co-founder of Atlas Real Estate Group and its parent company, DP Assets, which is a real estate investment fund. This endeavor was started in 2008 upon the collapse of the real estate markets. Prior to that, he has started many other enterprises, listed below. For better or worse, he has done this since he was 24 years old and has very little experience in anything else. He has had several successful exits and has raised over $100mm for his investments and businesses.