An Atlanta native, J.R. McNair began his entrepreneurial pursuits at 10 years of age when he started a local landscaping business. A graduate of Wofford College, J.R. enjoyed a successful collegiate and international football career before returning to the States to continue his entrepreneurial pursuits.
Considered the nation's foremost startup expert, J.R., has assisted over 4,200 small businesses and startups. In the fall of 2016, Mr. McNair founded The Velocity Accelerator, a Georgia-based Startup Accelerator, with focuses on the Tech, Medical and Agriculture Industries. In addition to his business pursuits, J.R. founded the Georgia Crowdfund, Inc., which helps to build startup communities throughout Georgia.
International: As an international Speaker J.R. has been featured all throughout Europe in the cities of Paris, Berlin, Hamburg, Vienna, and Copenhagen.
College: On the College scene J.R. has been a featured speaker at Mercer University, Georgia State, Troy University, Saint Leo University, Wofford College, USC-upstate, Georgia Military College and others.
Media: J.R. has been featured on ABC, NBC, Fox, Yahoo Finance, Market Wired, Business Radio X, Hispanic Business.com, and several syndicated radio programs.
NCAA: National Speaker and Representative: 04, 05
Startup Expert | Corporate Speaker | Philanthropist
Action: J.R. teaches organizations “How to take action on their most pressing initiatives.”
Focus: J.R. teaches organizations “How to prioritize and focus their resources.”
Perseverance: J.R. teaches organizations “How to utilize trials as building blocks for future success.”
Productivity: J.R. teaches organizations “How to maximize their time to produce the greatest results.”
*Custom: J.R. will work with organizations to craft a message that truly resonates with their audience base.
The Donuts of Business: Avoiding the Pitfalls of the Business world.
The 24-Hour Business: How to start your business in 24 hours.
Corporation vs. LLC: The real difference and why it matters.
A Brave New World: J.R. speaks about the existing business landscape and what is to come.
Ask J.R.: An open forum where J.R. answers any question regarding startups or small businesses.
Training & Workshops
Startup Success | Length: 2 Hours | Capacity: Max: 25
Fund My Startup | Length: 2 Hour 30 | Capacity: Max: 30
Get More Done: Productivity Training | Length 3 Hours | Capacity: Max: 15
Fun Facts About J.R.
Slogan: Make it Happen
J.R.'s Favorite Three Quotes:
1. Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and Determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan “Press On” has solved and will always solve the problems of the human race. -Calvin Coolidge
2. Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. Albert Einstein
3. Farmers who wait for perfect weather never plant. If they watch every cloud, they never harvest. -Ecclesiastes 11:4
What the Media are saying: “Mr. Everything”, The State, “A Man of many talents” Michael Warrick, 41 NBC. “Genius” Dana-Barrett, The Dana Barrett Show. Life Fact: J.R. proposed to his wife at the top of the Eiffel Tower (Before Tom Cruise)
College Fact: In one day J.R. spoke to an auditorium of college recruits, played in a college football game, and led a featured solo in the school choir.
Sports Fact: J.R. set NCAA and European single-game rushing records with 5 rushing touchdowns.
Music Fact: J.R. was offered a recording contract at the age of 11.
Business Fact: This July J.R. celebrates his 15th year in business with over 4,200 companies served.