His name is Rick Smith and he can typically be found from 5 a.m. to 3 p.m. cranking out tech news in the middle of the WRAL newsroom in Raleigh, all so you can read the two daily TechWire e-newsletters at 8 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Rick knows everyone in the tech community and everything about it dating back 20 years. Before that, he was a sports reporter. Oh, and he's from the Midwest (Indiana), a man after my own heart.
Rick and I share a parent company in Capitol Broadcasting, and a mission to inform and educate the region's people about its tech community. We're going about that mission differently—ExitEvent by focusing on early stage entrepreneurs and TechWire by covering all tech and life science happenings. But it only made sense that we find a way to partner.
Rick writes eloquently about the partnership in a piece yesterday on TechWire. Head over there to read it (No paywall).
Starting this week, you can find ExitEvent content on TechWire and TechWire's non-paywall startup-appropriate content on ExitEvent.
And to learn more about how to get our attention for a story or pitch some news, plan to attend one of two upcoming 'Meet the Press' type events we're holding at each of American Underground's co-working spaces. The full dates and details can be found in Rick's story.
Happy Snow Day!