Charles Morgan of Acxiom, PrivacyStar Talks Entrepreneurship at Build IT Series

March 4, 2015

In case you missed it, Charles Morgan, founder and CEO of IA client firm PrivacyStar, held court at the Arkansas Venture Center's Build IT series Tuesday night.

(Oh, Morgan was also involved in another Conway startup, Acxiom...You may have heard of it.)

Morgan shared some advice, not to mention great anecdotes, for today's generation of young entrepreneurs. He told them: Believe in yourself, surround yourself with good people, learn from your mistakes (which he says are inevitable), and by all means, make sure your venture is adequately funded.

Plus, he shared how PrivacyStar, the smartphone app that enables users to block spam calls and even report them to the feds, is off and running after a slow start.

Here's more from Arkansas Business coverage of the event, held at the Little Rock Chamber:

Morgan told a standing-room-only crowd in the chamber's AT&T Auditorium that entrepreneurs launching startup ventures must surround themselves with smart people.

"There are very few one-man bands in the world," he said.

Plus, successful startups are able to secure the funding necessary to guide them through the tough early stages of growth. To that end, he believes the startup ecosystem in Arkansas is making progress.

"One of Arkansas' most successful areas lately has been entrepreneurship," he said. "I applaud the Venture Center and the other resources that have popped up. They're all very important to what we're doing in Little Rock."



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