Today at the Metro Atlanta Chamber, for the Georgia University Entrepreneurship Initiative ( which brings together collaboratively leaders and faculty in Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Kanchana Raman spoke at the panel on “entrepreneurship as a career”, with 3 other vibrant entrepreneurs Karen Robinson Cope (Nanolumens) and Samir Patel (Thrive logistics). The topics covered included the WHEN (best timing to start a company: now!), the WHAT (challenges and resources), the WHY (the best intrinsic motivation to start: hint: not the money!), and the WHO (getting life-long advisors who can guide new entrepreneurs) of starting up. Also great to see so many peers from Universities, incubators, economic development groups, and startup enablers in town: ecosystems thrive on sharing best practices.