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  • 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 @fredwils...

  • 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-Atla...

  • 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...

  • 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  ...

  • 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’...

  • Washington Business Journal: 10 CEOs to follow on Twitter

    Who doesn’t want to follow someone known as “Mr. Cranky”? Hellman — who describes himself as a serial entrepreneur, angel investor, turnaround guy and tough-question asker — is prolific. We counted 11 tweets by 2 p.m. on a recent Monday. Some are serious. Some are inspiring. Some are just downright goofy....

  • 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. (Read More) Washington Business Journal by Bill Flook...

  • The Washington Business Journal: Quotes of the Year

    WBJ Staff “If everything is amazing, eventually nothing is amazing.” —Startup investor and blogger Glen Hellman, in August ...

  • The Washington Business Journal: Mr. Cranky: Glen Hellman calls it like he sees it, whether D.C. tech likes it or not

    Glen Hellman has a knack for making blood boil.This was on full display in a Facebook message Hellman posted in June, jabbing at the Northern Virginia Technology Council’s new board roster. The lineup, Hellman suggested, was inordinately packed with representatives of Fortune 500 companies — not startups....

  • Washington Executive: D.C.’s Role in the Technology Industry

    WashingtonExec spoke with Glen Hellman, a Principle at Driven Forward LLC, about the role D.C. plays in the technology industry.  Hellman also reflects on the potential for start up businesses in the D.C. area. WashingtonExec: In what ways is D.C. poised to be the next hub of technology? Glen Hellman: The next hub is probably a misnomer for a couple of reasons. A) There is room for, and there are many, technology hubs today and B) The Washington Region has always been one of those hubs.

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  • The Washington Post: Capital Business – Young firms often need right executive talent

    “You have very few CEOs who can take a company from a start-up based on the force of his personality and vision, and drive it to a billion-plus company and 10,000 employees and still run that company,” said Glen Hellman, the “chief entrepreneureator” at a company-building consultancy called Driven Forward.Hellman has parachuted into four start-ups at the request of investors. In most cases, investors had lost confidence in the executive’s ability to lead or willingness to tell the trut...

  • The Washington Business Journal: Venture Capital Focus – Investors mull whether the summer tech startup boom could be facing an ominous exit-plan storm cloud

    “The combination of the fact that [tech stocks] are on sale, and the fact that they’re much more liquid than an angel investment, makes them much more attractive compared to how they were three months ago,” said Glen Hellman, an angel investor and principal at Driven Forward LLC....

  • The Washington Business Journal: New $50M fund targets health care technology firms

    The new fund will not find any shortage of potential portfolio companies, said Glen Hellman, an angel investor and chairman of Driven Forward LLC, a District-based strategic adviser to entrepreneurs.“That part of their premise is right on,” Hellman said. “They come down to the angel level, because the [New Enterprise Associates] and the Grotechs of the world just won’t give that little amount of money.”But Hellman said the surge in entrepreneurial activity at that level comes with a pr...

  • The Washington Business Journal: Unconventional investor matchups take root

    New, unconventional channels that entrepreneurs can use to find investors are beginning to crop up in the Washington area, part of a burgeoning shift in the traditional venture capital pitch“It’s a Herculean effort to get CEOs to constantly focus their story and drill it down and crystallize it into something that’s easy to understand,” Hellman said. “We’re constantly coaching them on less, less, less — less is more.”...

  • Wall Street Journal: Tweet Your Way to VC, Angel Funding

    The elevator pitch has a found a new home on Twitter.Entrepreneurs who registered in advance are invited to pitch venture capitalists and angel investors today via Twitter on the opportunity to invest in their businesses. Participants can submit up to 10 tweets, each of which is limited to 140 characters or less. What’s more, the person who submits the best Twitter pitch will receive a $2,000 prize....

  • Tech Cocktail: Startup Pitches Go 140 Characters @TweetDingman

    Can you tell your story in 10 Tweets or less? Glen Hellman wants you to – and the winner gets $2,000. Not bad for just 1280 characters!...

  • Wall Street Journal: A Star’s Bombshell Exit From Glass Lewis

    ”Glass Lewis has catered to the real corporate activists and this kind of taint to that kind of customer is a real issue,” said Glen Hellman, president of Proxy Governance Inc., a smaller rival. “What does it mean when [Mr. Turner] can’t stay there or keep his name associated with it.”...

  • Financial Week: Top proxy adviser frisked by Congress: ‘They’re clean’

    Glen Hellman, president and COO of 100-client Proxy Governance, also expected more criticism of ISS. “It seemed like a pass to me, like much to do about nothing,” said Mr. Hellman, whose firm was founded in 2004. “Even if the conflicts weren’t discussed more, we thought at least the amount of power in one firm would be more alarming to the researchers.”...

  • National Public Radio: Introducing the Sonar Parking Meter

    There’s a new breed of parking meter out there — but beware, it’s designed to squeeze more money out of motorists. Stuart Cohen has the story....

  • Voice of America: US Firm Tests Smart Parking Meters

    A small company in the eastern U.S. state of Maryland has begun field-testing a new kind of parking meter. It uses sonar detection technology to determine when an automobile has left a parking spot, then resets its timer to zero, eliminating any leftover minutes. Watch here:...

  • Business Gazette: CEO of Bethesda company says he has a keen eye for inventions

    Marketing guru Glen A. Hellman is always on the lookout for visionary inventors. Which is not surprising, considering he hails from Edison, N.J. Hellman, CEO of IntelliPark LLC of Bethesda, has yet to find another Thomas Edison, the town’s namesake. But at IntelliPark, Hellman has teamed up with Vince Yost, whose sonar-smart parking meter is starting to tap national marketing potential....

  • Billboard Magazine: Cloakware Joins Coral Consortium

    “Our membership in the Coral Consortium highlights Cloakware’s commitment to increasing the functionality and flexibility of licensed digital content playback, without sacrificing the integrity or intent of the content owners and providers,” said Glen Hellman, Asia Pacific General Manager for Cloakware....

  • Washington Post: Another Year, Another Chief Executive

    Stepping in as an outsider can be a daunting task, said Glen Hellman, who joined Ikimbo Inc., a Herndon communications software firm, in July. Ikimbo had also been through several regime changes by the time Hellman arrived, having been run by its founder, Jamey Harvey, and two other chief executives since it was established in 1999. Hellman says that process can be tough for entrepreneurs who, like new parents, sometimes lack objectivity. “Have you ever met a parent who told you they have an u...

Glen Hellman has been around startups, around the world and around the block since starting his career as a sales guy at Lexitron, a high-tech startup in 1979. He’s founded companies, joined early teams, directed organizations to multiple IPOs.