Washington Business Journal: Trump’s travel ban: Local tech execs speak out

A handful of tech executives in Greater Washington have taken to social media to rail against an executive order issued Friday afternoon by President Donald Trump that at least temporarily blocks entry into the United States for citizens of seven predominately Muslim countries: Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. We've compiled their responses below.   #DCTech Our liberties are under attack. Support the ACLU & read Matching Gift from Union Square Ventures @fredwilson https://t.co/j6Ys5Srrx3 — Glen Hellman (@glehel) January 29, 2017 (read the entire article here)...

CONNECTpreneur: Glen Hellman to Moderates Panel

Driven Forward's, Glen Hellman to Moderate a panel at Tien Wong's, April 4, 2017, CONNECTpreneur in Bethesda MD. The Panel titled, Serial Entrepreneurs Share War Stories featuring: NIGEL JONES, CEO Koolspan and Managing Director, TWJ Capital BETH MALONEY, President, Palladian Partners D.P. VENKATESH, Vice President, Broadsoft; CEO, mPortal The Big Idea CONNECTpreneur Forum is a Community of over 5000 CEOs, Entrepreneurs, VCs and angels, CXOs and other business leaders in the Mid-Atlantic Region. Each quarterly CONNECTpreneur Forum mashes up 400+ top founders, investors and business leaders for a morning breakfast event featuring awesome networking, newsmaking speakers, and a showcase of 7-8 exciting early stage companies. Link Here To Check Out The Forum...

StarEast: Glen Hellman Keynotes Leadership Summit

Just announced Driven Forward's, Glen Hellman Keynotes StarEast Leadership Summit on May 12, 2017 in Orlando. The Details: Intentionality: Leading an Intentional Culture Friday, May 12, 2017 - 9:45am Leadership Summit Session As leaders we get the culture we tolerate. What are the steps to create an intentional culture of high performance? The basis of leadership and influencing others depends on understanding that humans make logical decisions illogically. What are the hidden forces that overcome competence, intelligence, and character when choosing our leaders? Learn about the real decision maker of the human mind and how to model this behavior to influence others and create loyal, motivated followers. StarEast is The Premier Event for Software Testing and QA Professionals STAREAST—one of the longest-running and most respected conferences on software testing and quality assurance. The event week features over 100 learning and networking opportunities and covers a wide variety of some of the most in-demand topics. Thurs Thursday is dedicated to Leadership with the Testing & Quality Leadership Summit "Building Your Personal Leadership Skills" Thursday, May 11 (evening) and Friday, May 12 (all day) Too often employees feel that leadership should come from above. However, recent trends in leadership suggest that successful organizations are ones in which everybody is empowered to lead, and...

WorkSpace Today: Overcoming the Isolation of Leadership

By Editorial Team Posted on January 6, 2017 at 8:21 am It’s lonely at the top. Yet to succeed executives need to continue to learn and grow as leaders to accelerate growth. Nothing is quite as valuable as unbiased feedback from others who sit in your chair, so to speak. As a result, CEO peer groups are increasingly seen as vital for successful leadership. But packed schedules and geographic distance often pose challenges to making this collaboration happen. See rest of article here   ...

Washington Business Journal – Glen Hellman (mostly) retires from bomb-throwing, takes sales gig

We wrote, in a 2012 profile, that Glen Hellman had a knack for making blood boil. Maybe that was hasty. At the time, Hellman — an angel investor, blogger, executive coach and former turnaround CEO-for-hire — was in the midst of a spat with the Northern Virginia Technology Council, which he blasted as "out of touch." In retrospect, this was quaint and cordial compared to the fights Hellman would pick in the coming years. Two years ago, the blood was only simmering. It wouldn't reach a boiling point until a bit later. Hellman, who blogs under the persona of "Mr. Cranky," was always comfortable inhabiting the role of the antagonist, seeming to pick targets based on the amount of hype built up around them. He often made it personal, specifically in his feuds with iStrategyLabs CEO Peter Corbett, who called Hellman"sad, cynical and destructive," and 1776 co-founder Evan Burfield. Another favorite subject: the startup press ( us included), and its many failings. (Read The Entire Article)...

Washington Business Journal: How D.C. tech investors stack up on Twitter

Some tech investors like anonymity. Not these guys. Twitter analytics firm PeekAnalytics released a list this week of the top 1,000 tech investors on Twitter. Here's how D.C.'s contingent of VCs and angels stacked up, based on a set of influence metrics that includes number of followers and "average network size." Spoiler alert: none of them come close to the top seed, Ashton Kutcher. Washington Business Journal by Bill Flook...