Three Atlanta Tech Founders Share Entrepreneurial Road to Success

ATLANTA, January 16, 2017 – MIT Enterprise Forum of Atlanta will kick off its 2017 Entrepreneurial Journey series by hosting a panel of three local founders on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017. Click here to register.

Moderated by Eric Holtzclaw, entrepreneurial coach, company strategist, and Biz1190 radio host, the event features executives who have strategically maneuvered the business landscape to grow their companies, including:

  • Braxton Jarratt, formerly co-founder and CEO, Clearleap; currently general manager, IBM Cloud Video
  • Chau Nguyen, founder/CEO, Hirewire
  • Eric Hartz, President and co-founder, Nexus Fuels

“Atlanta’s tech and startup scene is booming. The success of our entrepreneurial ecosystem has been fueled by the area’s rich mix of educational programs, incubators, accelerators, coworking spaces, and big corporations looking for innovation,” said Michael Valerio, audit partner at Cherry Bekaert and chapter chair of the MIT Enterprise Forum of Atlanta. “Back by popular demand, MIT Enterprise Forum of Atlanta is continuing its Entrepreneurial Journey series which gives entrepreneurs a chance to hear and learn directly from successful entrepreneurs who have been in their shoes.”

The event begins at 6 p.m. and will be held at Southern Company Gas located at 10 Peachtree Place NE, Atlanta, GA 30309.

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About The MIT Enterprise Forum of Atlanta
The MIT Enterprise Forum of Atlanta is a volunteer, non-profit organization whose mission is to provide educational programs and services that promote and strengthen innovation and entrepreneurship at the intersection of business and technology in the Southeast. Since the formation of the first chapter in Cambridge in 1978, The MIT Enterprise Forum has grown to a network of 28 chapters located both in the United States and abroad.  Affiliation with MIT is not required to participate. Additional information is available at

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