Kyle Durand

Twitter: @kpdurand

Attended: Lift Off 1 (February 2010)

Where were you in your entrepreneurial journey before Lift Off? I was a military vet, tax attorney and entrepreneur who was searching for a definition of myself and what I had to offer the world. Although I ran two successful businesses, neither resonated with who I really was.

What are you up to now? In the year following my Lift Off experience, I launched a new blog titled The Art of Business, traveled all over the world while running my two businesses and started a third named OurDeal. OurDeal is a web service that gives small businesses the ability to create, send and sign contracts online in minutes and without ever needing to print, fax or mail anything.

What was your favorite thing about Lift Off? I left Lift Off with connections to like-minded people that have only become stronger over time. I email, tweet or talk with my fellow Lift Off alums on a daily basis and know that I always have a group of smart, talented and caring people with whom I can collaborate on projects, celebrate victories and lean on during the rough times.