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Irina Patterson
Coral Gables, Miami 33145, USA
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Thank you, Clelia for saying (tranlation): ... very beautiful your work is to be congratulated... ~ Irina
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Thank you, Angelique. Wes would be glad to know that you enjoyed this poem. Gosh, this poem is surreal because it predicted the way it would all happen... He did "flair out like a falling star"... but he will live in my soul as long as I live...
Toggle Commented Mar 8, 2011 on In memory of my husband Wes Patterson at By Irina
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"The Pilgrim" Submitted by Aswann on February 21, 2011. Ah Wes. Wes the poet, Wes the thinker, Wes the lover... Today Wes, YOU lifted ME up with "The Pilgrim". You wrote those words once, and now I hear them, after your passing from this life. And so you live in me this day. Thank you Wes!
Toggle Commented Mar 8, 2011 on In memory of my husband Wes Patterson at By Irina
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Above: Reversible silk dress in red and black by Anya Ponorovskaya. Photo by Presscott McDonald I recently spoke with Anya Ponorovskaya, a New York fashion designer who opened her first Miami boutique, Anya Ponorovskay, in the Design District. It's the 4th store for this self-described fierce entrepreneur and Russian native... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2010 at By Irina: My 1M/1M Journey
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Above: Bay Elliott. Photo by Monica Hopkins I recently spoke with Bay Elliott, a private angel investor who has been working in the Gables since '83 when he moved here from New York City. Irina: Hi, Bay. Let's start with your personal background and how you came to this point... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2010 at By Irina: My 1M/1M Journey
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Photo: Luciana Scarabello I recently spoke with Luciana Scarabello, a fashion entrepreneur who is determined to succeed right here, in South Florida. She is the founder of her namesake fashion line Scarabello that features sexy party dresses. An Agrentina native and Miami Beach resident now, Luciana shares here how she... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2010 at By Irina: My 1M/1M Journey
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Photo: Mike Dannheim This blog is a part of my volunteer efforts to build a strong entrepreneurial community in South Florida and worldwide. I recently spoke with Mike Dannheim, a technology entrepreneur who is determined to succeed right here, in South Florida. Mike is the founder and CEO of FreeLunched,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2010 at By Irina: My 1M/1M Journey
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This blog is a part of my volunteer efforts to build a strong entrepreneurial community in South Florida and worldwide. As I talk to many budding entrepreneurs every week, I see a number of critical issues that entrepreneurs are missing at their early stages of business development. I will cover... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2010 at By Irina: My 1M/1M Journey
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Above: First row standing left to right: Eli Ochoa, Alfredo Caprirolo, CEO. Emilio Santandreu, Melina Santandreu, Joaquin Moreno, Fabio Beltran, Marcial Robiou, Alfonso Benavides Second row sitting left to right: Eliese Gonzalez, Frida Garcia, Ileana Pelegrino, Joanne Cubillan This blog is a part of my volunteer efforts to build a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2010 at By Irina: My 1M/1M Journey
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Above: Brett, Mike, Nick, Pam, Liz, Marc Amore This blog is a part of my volunteer efforts to build a strong entrepreneurial community in South Florida and worldwide. Gables Home Page reader and contributor, Liz Amore, recently told me with a great deal of pride about her family business... incidentally...... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2010 at By Irina: My 1M/1M Journey
Photo credit: mconnors from morguefile.com This blog is a part of my volunteer efforts to build a strong entrepreneurial community in South Florida and worldwide. The Miami Herald recently had a small business makeover story in which two Broward SCORE counselors gave entrepreneur Brigitte Brown advice on how to grow... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2010 at By Irina: My 1M/1M Journey
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Photo: Ivan Mladenovic This blog is a part of my volunteer efforts to build a strong entrepreneurial community in South Florida and worldwide. I recently spoke with Miami entrepreneur Ivan Mladenovic, who launched his company Preemo, a hyper-local tech solutions for families and small businesses, in 2009. Hi Ivan, What... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2010 at By Irina: My 1M/1M Journey
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Feel free to use this art, if you link it to this site or my twitter @mylifeandart This blog is a part of my volunteer efforts to build a strong entrepreneurial community in South Florida and worldwide. Lately, I was thinking about gourmet street vendors. I haven't seen many of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2010 at By Irina: My 1M/1M Journey
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Hi Dave, We would like to interview and feature you on the Silicon Valley blog, Sramana Mitra on Strategy: www.sramanamitra.com My interviews focus on seed and angel financing for entrepreneurs. I already interviewed Mike Maples, Jeff Clavier, and many many other very smart people here: http://www.sramanamitra.com/2010/05/19/irina-patterson So, you'll be in a good company... If I can provide any added value for you, after serious talk on seed investing, we can talk funny hats too, that is my side gig: http://mylifeandart.typepad.com/ But seriously. Could you get back with me regarding scheduling a serious talk on seed financing first, hats second. I can be found at @mylifeandart or 12irina34[at]gmail.com Thanks in advance -- Irina
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Feel free to use this cartoon, if you link it to this site or my twitter @mylifeandart This blog is a part of my volunteer efforts to build a strong entrepreneurial community in South Florida and worldwide. When I came to the US from Russia in 1992, I didn't know... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2010 at By Irina: My 1M/1M Journey
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Feel free to use this cartoon, if you link it to this site or my twitter @mylifeandart You probably read the title and thought - What’s this lady smoking? If that could be true, Florida wouldn’t have the unemployment rate north of 11%. And yet, I maintain that this is... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2010 at By Irina: My 1M/1M Journey
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Photo: Jenifer and Sarah Caplan This blog is a part of my volunteer efforts to build a strong entrepreneurial community in South Florida and worldwide. A little known fact about me is I was a fashion model on South Beach in the early 90's. My greatest achievement at that was... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2010 at By Irina: My 1M/1M Journey
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"Walking in the Dark" Pen drawing by Irina Patterson This blog is a part of my volunteer efforts to build a strong entrepreneurial community in South Florida and worldwide. I am currently in charge of Seed Financing research at 1M1M, so I am talking to Angel Investors and others who... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2010 at By Irina: My 1M/1M Journey
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"Knowledge" Digital Art by Irina Patterson This blog is a part of my volunteer efforts to build a strong entrepreneurial community in South Florida and worldwide. Today, I will try to answer a question that I am asked over and over. The question is WHY am I doing it? Why,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2010 at By Irina: My 1M/1M Journey
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Art and Cover Design by Debra Cortese This blog is are a part of my volunteer efforts to build a strong entrepreneurial community in South Florida and worldwide. This week was super productive for me and here is what I've done. I was introduced to Bob Keimer, Entrepreneurial Training Program... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2010 at By Irina: My 1M/1M Journey
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Photo: Jean Newell This blog is are a part of my volunteer efforts to build a strong entrepreneurial community in South Florida and worldwide. This week I met an amazing 63 year-old Jean Newell who after 35 years in real estate moved on to become an entrepreneur-inventor and educator generating... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2010 at By Irina: My 1M/1M Journey
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Above: The Russian Round Table celebrates its one-year anniversary. Photo by Greg Hamra I usually write about entrepreneurship. The subject is dear to my heart and I find myself talking to and learning from all kind of fascinating people in the sphere of entrepreneurship. Check my series of interviews with... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2010 at By Irina: My 1M/1M Journey
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Pic by Irina Patterson, map template credit: eduplace.com This blog is are a part of my volunteer efforts to build a strong entrepreneurial community in South Florida and worldwide. Here is what I have been busy with. I spent hours last week interviewing Angel Investors from all over the country... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2010 at By Irina: My 1M/1M Journey
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Omar Yaques and Tony Romero, the founders of Suncoast Capital Group. My interviews with local entrepreneurs are a part of my volunteer efforts to build a strong entrepreneurial community in South Florida and worldwide. Today my guest is Tony Romero. His company, Suncoast Capital Group, is based in Coral Gables,... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2010 at By Irina: My 1M/1M Journey
I'll be discussing 1M1M internship opportunity at the University of Miami Career Event: "Voyage to Your Career: Translating Your International Experience to an International Job." Catch me, tomorrow, Wednesday April 7 at 6:30 pm, at the Toppel Career Center Library - 1306 Stanford Dr., Coral Gables, FL 33124.Can't wait to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2010 at By Irina: My 1M/1M Journey