The Accelerated Entrepreneur – One Year at VT KnowledgeWorks

I began Inside VT KnowledgeWorks, the VT KnowledgeWorks blog, in November 2007 to write about the member companies of VT KnowledgeWorks.  I showcased the companies’ leaders, products, services, and processes.  As I learned more about VT KnowledgeWorks, I began to write about the programs VT KnowledgeWorks offers start-ups

The readership evolved from VTKW member companies themselves to aspiring entrepreneurs, practicing entrepreneurs, the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center entrepreneurial companies, the Virginia Tech business, technology, and entrepreneurial community, and the technology companies and their service providers in the region.

To provide further value to the blog’s readership, I added posts with links, sources, and quotes from experts on best practices in entrepreneurship.

Because search engines list blog posts in search results, the readership of Inside VT KnowledgeWorks is now global.  Inside VT KnowledgeWorks was included in a top list of 150 blogs for entrepreneurs.

One year ago, in June 2008, I joined VT KnowledgeWorks.

Anne Clelland joined VT KnowledgeWorks and began at the beginning - with a business plan.As does attending a performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream - which makes one a) an audience member b) watching a play c) which includes a play – reading Inside VT KnowledgeWorks offers an inside story on a) VT KnowlegeWorks, b) entrepreneurship, and c) my own VT KnowledgeWorks member company.

In keeping with the expansion of VT KnowledgeWorks from a technology incubator to include a business acceleration center, most of the posts I’ve written about my experience as a VT KnowledgeWorks member company I’ve labeled under the category The Accelerated Entrepreneur.

The process became, at times, so accelerated I didn’t take time to write about it.  I just did it. 

So, to summarize and offer a progress report, I will share my reflections on one year as a VT KnowledgeWorks member company in the next few posts.

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