Entrepreneurship & the Power of Relationships


If not THE key, certainly one of the keys to all successful business ventures is found in an entrepreneur’s relationships.  During this talk, serial entrepreneur, Derek Harp will discuss the fundamentals of growing cultivating, and harvesting value from an ecosystem of relationships.  During tough times, like the COVID-19 pandemic, we see just how powerful quality relationships really are.



Derek Harp

Serial Entrepreneur, Cybersecurity Educator and Adventurer.

For more than twenty years Derek has relentlessly pursued new ideas that could change the world through founding, co-founding, advising and investing in new companies.  

In 1997, near the end of his U.S. Naval service, he founded his first cybersecurity company, LogiKeep, Inc. whose IntelliShield™ product was ultimately acquired by Cisco Systems. Since then, he has founded additional cybersecurity companies (one of which was sold in 2018). He also co-founded the Industrial Control System Cybersecurity (ICS) division of the SANS Institute and was the founding Chairman of the GICSP certification – the global ICS industry gold standard certification. 

A passionate professional speaker, Derek speaks regularly to Fortune 500 companies, the military leaders, accelerator programs, YPO chapters, EO chapters, Rotary groups, universities and conferences around the world. 

Today he serves as the CEO and founder of The Cyber List, aka an “Angie’s List” of Cybersecurity which is dedicated to connecting business leaders with the right cybersecurity services.  Derek is also the Chairman and founder of a not-for-profit peer-to-peer networking cybersecurity organization called (CS)2AI with 17,000+ members worldwide.

Derek is a 20-year member of the Entrepreneurs Organization (EO) and has had the privilege of serving on the local boards of three chapters.  When Derek is not at home in Atlanta, Georgia, or on the road speaking to business leaders around the globe he can be found with his wife and two sons on the Dutch Caribbean island of Bonaire where he teaches people to scuba dive and facilitates unique experiences for boards, business teams and forums.  With the little time he has left, Derek leads a Cub Scout pack of 100 families, serves as the US Eastern Region host of EO’s “Forum Confidential” podcast and occasionally smokes a brisket out back of the house.  To learn more about Derek, visit his website at www.DerekHarp.com


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Thursday, June 18 at 2:15pm to 3:15pm

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Business & Economy, Entrepreneurship Programs, Workshop, Career Services, College to Career, Leadership


Atlanta Campus, Buckhead Campus, Clarkston Campus, Decatur Campus, Dunwoody Campus, Newton Campus

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J. Mack Robinson College of Business


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