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Startup Chronicles

By Phil Verghis on May 4, 2013

The folks at TSIA invited me to write a blog on what it is like starting a new company ( It’s got references to painkillers, vitamins and cold calls.

Dancing E named Finalist in TSIA’s 2013 Service Revolutions Competition

By Phil Verghis on April 24, 2013

Dancing E will be competing to win TSIA’s coveted Vision Award, with winners being determined by a live audience of industry practitioners along with a panel of expert judges. The theme of the competition is, “True vision is having the intelligent foresight to define a better, more productive future,” with categories including Commercial, Start-up, and Service Practitioner. We  are a finalist in the Start-up category.

“Introduced in 2010 and growing year over year, the TSIA Vision Awards recognize game-changing ideas in technology services that are beyond the cutting edge,” said J.B. Wood, president and CEO of TSIA. “Dancing E is not only an industry leader in its market space, but it continually demonstrates a compelling approach to driving technology services forward. We’re proud to recognize Dancing E as a Service Revolutions finalist for 2013.”

The competition will take place on May 8 at the Technology Services World (TSW) 2013 Best Practices conference in Santa Clara, California. Do come and vote for us if you think we are the best…

DancingE does it again – named semi-finalist for prestigious NC IDEA grant Spring 2013

By Phil Verghis on April 5, 2013

Lovely momentum. This is the startup that Adam, Bill and I are all co-founders of.

DancingE is a semi-finalist out of 95 companies in the SouthEast US

By Phil Verghis on April 3, 2013

This is a company that Adam Krob, Bill Stockton and I are all co-founders of  that aims to enable Knowledge. Sharing. For All.

Talk with startup founders at Groundwork Labs

By Phil Verghis on January 22, 2013

Spent a lovely afternoon with a wide range of very interesting startup founders who were part of the Groundwork Labs, a ‘no strings attached’ community-supported technology incubator in Durham, NC. I spoke on scaling a business and how to focus on the customer from the start, based on the explosive growth at Akamai in my early days, and my experiences since then.

Vibrant startup community in Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill area

By Phil Verghis on January 18, 2013

I went to a meeting on Wednesday at NC State in Raleigh co-sponsored by the Triangle Startup Factory. They brought in speakers who talked about the start up experience. The room was *packed*. Standing room only and humming with smart young people all aching to find out more about starting up a new venture.


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