You may have seen them on CNN or MSNBC, read about them in the New York Times or Wall Street Journal, or heard them on their nationally syndicated radio show, StartUpNation. They’re Jeff and Rich Sloan, two of the nation’s top entrepreneurship experts.
Jeff and Rich have been involved in entrepreneurship all their lives. As teenagers, they bought and sold HUD houses. As young adults, they started and sold one of the world’s leading Arabian horse breeding operations, and bought, grew and sold a consumer products import company. True to the innovative thinking and boundless energy that is their standard, the Sloans went on to become inventors of patented products that have been licensed and commercialized by Fortune 500 companies (including the Battery Buddy, which prevents car batteries from dying).
The Sloan brothers’ enthusiasm for startup companies led them to create Sloan Ventures in the mid-’90s. This early-stage venture development and financing firm focuses on creating business plans, recruiting entrepreneurial management, and raising startup capital for technology-based businesses. Sloan Ventures has infused over $60 million in financing into fast-growing technology companies.
Today, Jeff and Rich offer their entrepreneurial advice via their website, as hosts of the nationally-syndicated StartupNation Radio program, and in their book, StartupNation: Open for Business (Doubleday). A follow up book, authored by Jeff, will be published in 2014. They are also frequent guest lecturers at leading business schools and often appear in national print and broadcast mediums.
In their presentations, Jeff and Rich Sloan share their unique business-building strategies that have made them not only media superstars, but also respected advisors to legions of business-savvy admirers around the country.