Jeff and Rich Sloan
biography :: conference marerials
Jeff and Rich Sloan are the founders of StartupNation as well as venture capitalists and consummate entrepreneurs. The Sloan brothers continue to prove that there is no mountain too high to climb — and as true entrepreneurs — they’re having a blast along the way. They are the perfect role models for budding entrepreneurs: they’ve faced the many challenges of entrepreneurship and are still creating new businesses every day. Accomplished inventors in their own right, the Sloan brothers have obtained patents for products that have been commercial successes, including the Battery Buddy®, which was licensed and brought to market by a Fortune 500 company. As teenagers, they bought and sold HUD houses. As young adults, they started and sold one of the world’s leading Arabian horse breeding operations, and grew a consumer products import company with best selling products. In the mid-90’s, the Sloan brothers created Sloan Ventures, www.sloanventures.com, an early stage venture development and financing firm that has launched a dozen technology-based businesses. In 2002, the Sloan brothers created StartupNation to expand their passion for transforming back-of-napkin ideas into real businesses. This fast-growing multimedia company offers entrepreneurs the ultimate resource for living the life they’ve always dreamed of – by starting their own business. In addition to appearing at events throughout the country, hosting online seminars, and providing advice through www.startupnation.com, they’re also heard on StartupNation Radio, a nationally syndicated weekend call-in program that offers advice to entrepreneurs in all phases of the business cycle. They have been featured on CNN, CNBC and Fox News Channel and in numerous publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneur.com, Inc., and Fortune Small Business. For additional insights into the world of the Sloan brothers, visit www.startupnation.com. The Sloans live their dream of “running their own show” in Birmingham, Michigan.