The conference room of the Hampton Inn in Carrboro, N.C. bustled with the buzz of friendly conversation and freshly brewed coffee as advisors and apprentices gathered for the inaugural Adams Apprenticeship Fall Conference on the morning of Friday Sept. 23. The conference and dinner were made possible by a generous gift from John and Vicki Adams after they attended the February gala and saw the power of the connections being made.
My first morning in San Francisco, I shared a Lyft with Tracy Baldwin, CEO of RokketMed, a startup working on transparent pricing for medical services. She was on her way to the airport, en route to a prospective client meeting in LA. I was on my way to meet up with the rest of the Adams Apprenticeship group at their hotel, which happened to be on the way to the airport. Before I had even finished my morning hot chocolate, I was talking startups with a complete stranger. What a welcome to San Francisco, the land of startups and where the future is made.