Fireside Chat with Mark Greathouse "The Business of Art. The Art of Business"

Nov 18, 2019, 10:30 PM – Nov 19, 2019, 1:00 AM

Join us for a very interesting fireside chat with Mark Greathouse. We're going to learn about "Art is a business. Business is an Art" as Mark shares his journey from the corporate world to entrepreneur, advisor of a portfolio of early stage companies, and angel investing, then chucking it all to follow his true passions of poetry, history, and writing.

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About this event

The world of fiction is highly competitive. More than a thousand new titles are introduced daily. How does an author break through to successful publication? How are passion and creativity transcended but the cold hard reality of business? 

Join us for a very educational and inspirational fireside chat with Mark Greathouse. We're going to learn about "Art is a business. Business is an Art" as Mark shares lessons learned going from business and investing to writing, becoming a published author, and how that brought him back to his entrepreneurial roots. 

Mark shares his journey from the corporate world, entrepreneur, advisor to early stage company founders and management teams, Managing Director of Mid-Atlantic Angel Investors,  and Adjunct Professor to chucking it all to follow his true passions of history, writing, and poetry. He realized that writing and being an author is as much about the art as well as business. He further realized that he had to return to his entrepreneurial roots and learn how to be an entrepreneur in the business of art and writing.   

Mark’s writings are deeply rooted in his South Texas ancestry beginning with the Mexican-American War.  While Mark was Managing Director of Mid-Atlantic Angels, he began researching his history and roots and realized that he had material for a novel series.  Mark has long been a poet, historical researcher, and writer.  He decided to write The Tumbleweed Sagas, a western historical novel series based upon his extensive research.  The first of the novels is titled Nueces Justice. His book was released this summer by Defiance Press to great acclaim and is available on Amazon and other popular online booksellers in hardcover, audio, and eBook.  

As Mark was nearing the end of his first draft of Nueces Justice and early discussions with potential editors and publishers, he realized that, as with previous entrepreneurial ventures, he had to develop a business plan, raise money, negotiate and close a contract, and then implement his plan inclusive of the tasks and responsibilities associated with any startup venture.

Mark notes that like any business the “4Ps” (product, price, place, & promotion) are essential to successful publishing. He found that passion, vision, and dedication to the mission are critically important.”

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  • Mark Greathouse

    GTG Solutions, LLC

    President & Managing Principal



November 18 – 19, 2019
10:30 PM – 1:00 AM UTC


10:30 PMMake Friends over Food
11:00 PMConnect with Treble
11:15 PMFireside with Mark "Tumbleweed" Greathouse
12:15 AMFeatured Startup Presentation
1:00 AMBYE, BYE!


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    360 Venture Management Group

    Chapter Director

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    Doyle-Logan Systems

    Community Logistics and Data Analytics

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    CEI, True North Growth Labs

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    Patent Insider


  • Mel Litter

    Elemental Impact Solutions

    CEO, Elemental Consulting

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    Cachet Mode LLC

    COO, Project/Program Manager

  • Connor Boundy

    Atlantis Capital

    Executive Producer-Web 3 Series

  • Luke Pillarella

    Atlantis Capital, LLC

    Executive Producer - Web 3 Series

  • Sean Sutherland


    Chapter Co-Director

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