Jeff Sloan – Founder / Managing Partner
Jeff is one of America’s leading entrepreneurial and small business experts. The website he co-founded in 2002 known as StartupNation has become a leading provider of high quality content relating to starting and growing a business.In his role at StartupNation, Jeff has co-hosted the award-winning nationally syndicated call-in StartupNation radio show – which has aired in over 85 markets; keynoted numerous conferences – including the Microsoft Small Business Conference and the Small Business Administration of America annual conference. He’s appeared on numerous national television news networks as an entrepreneurial expert – including CNN, CNBC, Fox and others. He’s authored a highly acclaimed book on starting a business known as “StartupNation: Open for Business” published by Doubleday; and has received numerous awards – including U.S. Small Business Administration “Journalist of the Year”.
As the lead partner at Aria Ventures, Jeff guides a portfolio of fast growing startup ventures from startup to exit including strategic planning and modeling to fundraising to marketing and sales to team-building.
Jeff’s expertise has been earned from his own lifelong journey as a serial entrepreneur across a broad range of businesses ranging from traditional businesses to high tech ventures, including the development and commercialization of his own invention, the “Battery Buddy” to the launch, growth and successful exits of a variety of ventures ranging from Clarity, Genego, Aereous,and Rubicon Genomics.
Most recently, Jeff has turned his focus to the support and facilitation of local commerce through a new venture he founded and leads known as Wantify, a new web and mobile based platform and through Main Street Nation which is a leading provider of content relating to local commerce. Jeff is currently writing his next book which is due to be released in 2016.