My name is Mark Burdette. I’m a serial entrepreneur and podcaster based in Charleston, West Virginia. My passion is centered on entrepreneurial development.
- Passion #1: To help entrepreneurs be more successful in their businesses.
- Passion #2: To promote entrepreneurship as economic development strategy.
In 1994 I co-founded Citynet, one of the first 100 ISPs in the United States and West Virginia’s largest Internet service provider.
Since 2003 I have devoted my time to promoting entrepreneurship in West Virginia. I have served on the Increasing Entrepreneurship Subcommittee of Vision Shared and co-authored the Blueprint for Entrepreneurship – Entrepreneurship as a Strategy for Economic Development and Community Renewal in West Virginia.
From 2004 to 2008 I proudly served as General Manager of the Advantage Valley Entrepreneurial League System®, assisted in receiving $2.4 million in total grants from the Benedum Foundation and the Kellogg Foundation and successfully implemented an entrepreneurial development system in West Virginia. To learn more about this project read Investing in Entrepreneurs.
I am developing two new podcasts focused on entrepreneurial development. This is an exciting time in the world of entrepreneurship! I can’t wait to share more information with you about my next chapter. Stay tuned…