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
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:
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:
: “He is the leader of Atlanta Tech Village for startups and founder of ParDot."
: “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