Charlotte Angel Connection Episode 036: Alan Fitzpatrick CEO and Co-Founder of Open Broadband Part II

Today we welcome back Alan Fitzpatrick, CEO and Co-Founder of Open Broadband, Co-Founder of Charlotte Hearts Gigabit and NC Hearts Gigabit.

For today’s podcast, we pick up right where we left off with Alan and jump head first into how he keeps from becoming too excited and too depressed as he rides the ups and downs common to all startups.

From there we pick up in some comfortable territory as we discuss:

What gets Alan excited about 2018?  Huge market, nationwide.

What do you look for in terms of customers before you commit to going into an area.

The best entrepreneurs aren’t extraordinary risk takers and

Why doesn’t Alan go back to the corporate world rather than the startups?

Other than raising money what has been the most challenging aspect of 2017 for Open Broadband?

How are they approaching employee compensation and stock options?

It’s easy to spend money…but it’s hard to generate it.

What are the benefits of having a Co-Founder?

At what point does Alan start to think about the scaling the company to a national level and/or selling the business?

What’s it been like for Alan to see the startup scene in Charlotte grow up since 2011 or 2012?

Does Charlotte need Amazon HQ2?

Open Broadband is a young company but they are mature founders who have clear vision.  As 2018 fast approaches, it will be exciting to see what they accomplish in the next 12 months.  Stay tuned….