The Top 25 Quotes from our 2017 High Alpha Speaker Series

by Paige Haefer

At High Alpha, we’re hyper-focused on our broader portfolio community and culture. As part of a High Alpha company, you’re part of a larger community and have access to many exclusive portfolio-wide programs and events. One of my favorite events is our monthly High Alpha Speaker Series.

We really saw these events take off in 2017. Each month we bring in a prominent business leader to share their story to success. There are way too many impressive takeaways from our guest speakers this year, so below are the top 25 quotes (in no particular order) from our 2017 High Alpha Speaker Series events. Full recaps including videos and slides for all our speakers can be found here.

December 2017 — Jeremy Bloom, CEO of Integrate

“The Journey From Professional Athlete to SaaS Entrepreneur”

November 2017 — Wendy Lea, CEO of Cintrifuse

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants”

November 2017 — Kristin Richmond, CEO & Co-Founder of Revolution Foods

Igniting a Healthy Food Revolution”

September 2017 — Melissa Greenwell, COO at Finish Line

Money on the Table: 10 Steps to Increase Profits Through Gender-balanced Leadership

August 2017 — Lisa Coca, Managing Director at GE Ventures

“Inside Corporate Venture Capital”

July 2017 — Scott Burns, CEO & Co-Founder of Structural-

“Unleashing the Potential of People and Teams”

June 2017 — Scott McCorkle, Executive in Residence at High Alpha

“The Focus on the Customer”

May 2017 — Gordon Ritter, Managing Partner of Emergence Capital

“The Rise of Coaching Networks”

April 2017 — Dave Knox, Managing Director of WPP Ventures

“Predicting the Turn”

March 2017 — Sujan Patel, Co-Founder of Web Profits

“Zero to $1M ARR: How to Grow a SaaS Company”

January 2017 — Angie Hicks, Co-Founder and CMO at Angie’s List

“Founder’s Story: Angie’s List”

Our first Speaker Series of 2018 will be happening soon! We live tweet these events @highalpha- make sure to check out #HAideas for the highlights.