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How Marc Sparks Inspires Hundreds of Startups to Succeed Through Tenacity and Insight

Marc Sparks is a man who has surmounted many obstacles to become a serial entrepreneur and a prominent venture capitalist. He is an embodiment of what a resilient spirit coupled with long term strategic business plans can achieve in the investment industry. His strong faith in developing lasting and winning strategies has a strong foundation in religion and God. His story in venture capital investment is unique in the sense that he has helped to build many startups into leading organizations.

The huge revenue running into millions, by the conservative estimates of those who are privy to his finances, is solely due to the shrewd business acumen that he displays in all the transactions he engages in. Mr. Sparks rose to his present position through dedication and diligence, but not because he had a foundation in any industrial training or the study of financial investment. In Dallas, Texas where most of his operations are based, he has received great respect, and acclaim from his competitors and business partners alike . He is an excellent present day American investor in every sense of the word because had it not been for his forward-thinking philosophy of taking calculated risks, he could not be the owner of the sprawling business empire.

Marc Sparks has written a book that is inspiring many investors, and the private equity organization he owns specializes in turning the dreams many passionate entrepreneurs have into products and services that generate massive revenue. Timber Creek Capital provides nearly everything a person might need in business from capital, equipment, office space, to banking, accounting, and legal services. Other areas of investment in which he extends his interests include expertise in customer services, web development and graphic art designs, intellectual capital, merchant banking, and networking.

He is tenacious and full of vigor for living purposefully. It is this trait the makes him a pillar of organizational synergy. No one knows how to navigate and steer a business from birth to maturity the way he does. The secret to his success might be in the ability he possesses of combining serious business with fun. For over 37 years he has nurtured many organizations in the media industry, construction, and telecommunications to prosperity. Some of the companies he owns include Jay Wireless, Splash Media, and Cardinal Telecoms. Apart from being at the forefront of managing his businesses, he also sells own-designed strategic solutions to upstarts.

In the philanthropic community of Dallas, he is a household name because he generously donates to many charitable events, and nonprofits like the Samaritan Inn. He also supports education through American Can! Academy – a series of attractive programs for high schools, and his foundation known as Marc’s Sparky gives poor children computers. In the inspiring book “They Can’t Eat You.” he tells the story of his success. His hobbies include traveling, hiking, fishing, biking, and other outdoor activities.


Summit Finds a Solution to Williamson County’s Traffic Problem

A growth summit for Williamson County held on December made a change to the frequent transit discussions that focus on Austin City. This particular summit concentrated on the general transportation challenges facing the region’s suburban communities.

Need to Invest in Transportation Infrastructure

Those who attended the event, which was held at the Sheraton Georgetown Texas Hotel & Conference Center were Mike Heiligenstein, the Executive Director for Central Texas Region Mobility Authority. Mike pointed the need for the region to focus on expanding their road network.

According to him, having smarter roads is the only way to meet the mobility demands of a growing population such as Williamson County. Mike also noted that new technologies such as driverless vehicles and ridesharing apps could transform the area’s transportation.

Mike further acknowledge the effort Williamson County has put in expanding their infrastructure for the last 15 years. However, he noted that the county needed to do more such as making the corridors smarter, wider, and more technically advanced. Learn more about Mike Heiligenstein:

Focus on Technological Transportation Sector

Jared Ficklin from the Argo Designs was also in the panel where he emphasized on the need to leave land-use codes and buildings flexible even as the county embraces technology. He pointed that garages and parking lots will still be significant even after the new technology is adopted.

He, however, pointed that the new parking will need to be an inch taller than the car and will have multiple levels. Each level will service a particular purpose including a serving station and a charging station.

Adoption of Autonomous Vehicles

The topic on autonomous vehicles came up severally during the summit with Leandre John, the Texas External Affairs Director Uber Technologies Inc. noting that Austin needed a first and last mile solution to get them to the off public transit. He pointed out that ridesharing companies such as Uber fitted in this mold perfectly.

Heiligenstein supported the idea of autonomous vehicles but maintained that the change would be tedious and take a lot of time. He added that the region still needed to give focus on improving the roads as well as increasing the capacity of the roads and buses.

About Mike Heiligenstein

Mike Heiligenstein is the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority Executive Director, a position he has held since 2003. Prior his current position, Mike was the Williamson County Commissioner for 15 years and later Round Rock City Council for 8 years.


Mike attended Texas University where he achieved a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and Government.

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