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From one of North America's oldest cities come the newest innovations in acoustic guitars. As Griffiths says, St. John's is "way out there. It's a big deal to have a guitar factory in this town. We've shown that you can be innovative in Newfoundland and still be a global company.
That focus on the community has paid dividends in terms of loyalty and low employee turnover. But he still finds time to play the instrument he's loved since he was 12 years old.
With Garrison Guitars looking to double in size over the next year and a half, Griffiths has definitely found his groove.
Provider of online constituent relationship management software and services for nonprofit organizations The sound of business: Austin, Texas, is known for its music scene, but it has also built a reputation for innovative technology.
What he and David Crooke, Convio's CTO, built is a for-profit company that uses the internet to improve the way nonprofits communicate and work with their constituents. Bhagat and Crooke met while attending school at the University of Cambridge in England--a long way from Austin.
Years later, after reuniting at Trilogy Software in Austin, they got their chance. The Convio concept was born when Bhagat volunteered for a public TV pledge drive and was amazed at how antiquated the fundraising system was.
He was confident that his idea to build an internet system for nonprofits would fly. Says Bhagat, "What attracted me to this idea was that it could be a neat way to combine building a business with having a real impact on the world.
When most entrepreneurs start a company, they risk losing capital if the venture fails. While Bhagat left his high-paying job to self-finance six months of research into Convio's business concept, Crooke risked being deported if the business didn't get off the ground--he was a British citizen who left his job to found Convio, despite the fact that he didn't have a green card.
Crooke's role as the technical force behind Convio hasn't changed, but Bhagat made a big move in to bring in an experienced CEO while he switched over to the chief strategy officer role. Internet-based revenue-cycle management provider for the health-care industry Wisdom and war: Athena is the goddess of wisdom and prudent warfare.
Athenahealth brings both qualities to its internet-based billing and revenue-cycle software solutions for medical providers. Wisdom is a quality the founders have picked up over the varied life cycles of the company.
According to Jonathan S. Bush, "The prudent warfare is using technology to get large, impersonal insurance companies to pay their claims properly."Dateline NBC," the signature primetime broadcast for NBC News, premiered in Since then, it has pioneered a new approach to primetime news programming.
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