Ed is a a life-long entrepreneur, investor, inventor and community builder. His accomplishments include:
His highlights of his extensive experience with evidence-based entrepreneurship include:
As a long-time member of the Atlanta startup community he has had the pleasure of serving the community in many different capacities. He regularly participates as a Mentor/coach/teacher in several programs offered by local incubators, accelerators and university business school programs. He is also an angel investor in local technology startups.
Kurt Ronn is democratizing innovation-for-all instead of just for monied tech elites.
His focus is on helping a million women entrepreneurs, working-class individuals, and the underserved live better lives through innovation.
Kurt Ronn founded HRworks as a national recruitment firm in 1998, developed the company's proprietary process and revolutionized large-scale recruiting and executive search.
Prior to founding HRworks, Ronn has held many interesting roles including designing dress and women’s lingerie for Macy’s. He was a principle with one of the East Coast's largest website development companies and is an avid cyclist, reluctant triathlete, enthusiastic, but untalented racecar driver and a pretty good metal sculptor.
Ronn is on the boards of local and national industry, arts, corporations and charitable organizations.
Ronn founded AGD Ventures with a focus on startup for social good. Every day is Another Good Day for good, for profit. www.AGDventures.com
Ronn was instrumental in developing a more reliable innovation process as a Flashpoint @ Georgia Tech innovation Fellow and Partner. He left Flashpoint because he realized that innovation isn’t just for tech elites, it’s for all.