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Over the past two years, Zack has created a thriving start-up community here in the Norfolk/VA Beach region. The advice, investment and opportunities that Hatch has presented have already significantly contributed to RoboCent's traction and future success. I highly recommend Zack as a start-up adviser, expert and leader.
When Zack cooked up the idea of doing an accelerator in Downtown Norfolk, many of the usual suspects thought it would take a lot of work and be a very risky thing with little chance of success. They were right, of course. But they missed the fact that, whenever someone tries a new thing and puts his or her reputation on the line, that person has to be willing to work hard, take some risk, listen to criticism, and have the courage to say truth to power. Zack has done all that, learned some lessons, and made our region a better place in the process.
Zack did an amazing job in getting Start Norfolk off the ground. It was great to see such a successful series of events started by someone in the private sector. Zack's energy and effectiveness made a lot of people in this area proud to participate in Start Norfolk. I recommend him highly. It's going to be interesting to see what Zack is doing five years downt he road. I'm sure it will be impressive!
Few times in life especially in business do you meet a person who has the passion, vision, and courage to create some "Extra Ordinary and Exciting i.e. Start Noroflk" for the business community and the people its serves despite many challenges. Zack Miller is one of those people. He is a pioneer of creating a ecosystem for start-ups especially in technology in the city of Norfolk and eventually in Hampton Roads, VA. He is setting up the stage for the future economic growth and financial stability for our region. I believe is one of the up and coming influencers in our region. I highly recommend your participation with Zack or be part of any of his projects for the future. You will be part of something "Great"!
Zack has a contagious energy, and where he leads, people follow. Watching Zack and the team at Titans (and Start Norfolk and Hatch) has been a thrill. I can't wait to see what Zack does next.
Zack is a proven leader that knows how to create an innovation environment! Start Norfolk was an amazing experience of diverse people pulling together to invent, create, prototype, and launch new start-ups. Zack is a visionary with a gift for connecting people, the courage to jump out there and “get it done,” and a desire to improve the community by giving back!
Zack is an innovator, a great organizer and does not worry about the naysayers. He gets things done. Zack focuses on the right challenges and he puts his words into action. Zack will find the appropriate solutions to those challenges and implement the best solutions.
Zack is one of the amazing personalities I have worked with.
Zack was able to connect early stage startups to VC's all across the country to begin their conversations about funding down the line. Start Norfolk was an event that allowed seasoned veterans and rookies in startups and business to learn from each other.
Zack is a great entrepreneur and he has the right leadership to get things done very successfully. I strongly recommend Zack for his hard work, passion and drive.
Zack is the most charismatic person I know. That may not sound amazing given that we all know charismatic people, but most charismatic people that we know lack "follow through".....not Zack. He takes on projects that he loves, and when he loves the project he gives it everything he's got. I'm working with Zack on a community betterment project where I am continually amazed at how well he communicates his love for our city to people twice his age and helps them remember why they live and work in Norfolk, VA. Between his efforts with this project as well as his nurturing of Start Norfolk, I've seen him reinvigorate the entrepreneurial spirit in people who have become complacent and generate support behind projects that may never have seen the light of day if not for his drive. Zack's combination of charisma and follow through are unmatched and make him an exciting and refreshing person to work with. Every city needs a Zack Miller. (maybe someone at the next Start Norfolk will figure out an affordable way to clone him!)
A forward thinker, innovator and entrepreneur. Zack's initiative and business savvy have formed the beginnings of a powerful startup community in Hampton Roads. After two very successful StartNorfolk events and the areas first ever business accelerator (Hatch), he has been instrumental in putting our area on the tech startup map. He's got great energy and an honest desire to see people succeed.
Zack is the epicenter of the startup scene in Norfolk, and thanks to his efforts Norfolk is able to punch way above its weight in the entrepreneurship space. Start Norfolk is just the most recent example of this.