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Info Junkie: Jim R. Roberts

By Staff Reports, posted May 17, 2019
Jim R. Roberts

Jim R. Roberts

Founder, Network for Entrepreneurs in Wilmington (NEW) and Wilmington Angels for Local Entrepreneurs (WALE)
 
Roberts has been helping entrepreneurs by starting organizations in Charlotte, Asheville, Durham and Wilmington.

“I find the best startup entrepreneurs to put in front active angel investors in WALE with 12 regional investments since November of 2015 and then find venture capitalists who are interested in our portfolio of startups.”
 
Roberts uses technology every day. “My phone is permanently attached to my hand to respond very quickly to emails, texts, LinkedIn, media inquiries, startup event invites and tweets.”
 
Regularly reads summary emails from the Greater Wilmington Business Journal, WRAL TechWire and Business NC.
 
Favorite websites Roberts uses for work or pleasure include GrepBeat, Hypepotamus, LookFar and Dig South for regional startup news sources including Wilmington stories.
 
Enjoys watching The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz on ESPN, CBS Sunday Morning, Madam Secretary and Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown
 
Some favorite books include Crossing the Chasm by Geoffrey Moore and The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell.
 
Favorite apps and what you tend to use them for:
“The StubHub app helped me get into the Zion Williamson and Duke basketball game at Wake Forest this year.”
  
Social media accounts Roberts thinks people should check out:
@davidcummings: “He is the leader of Atlanta Tech Village for startups and founder of ParDot." 
@1MillionCupsRTP: “They have weekly events on Wednesdays for startups to share value propositions in front of a smart audience.”
 
Find Roberts on Facebook @NEWilm or at monthly Ironclad Brewery events including May 30 with Joe Colopy of Bronto Software.
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