EFactor Presents: Marc Nager - Startup Weekend
Marc Nager, CEO and co-founder of Startup Weekend, will share insights on starting Startup Weekend, and why it works! He will share the ways of bringing a local event on a international platform, from Seattle, NYC, Mexico City, Madrid, Lima all the way to Amsterdam and Cape Town. The event will cover:
* How to educate local and international entrepreneurs though learning strategies and the act of creating
* How were the ideas of their startups conceived and how were these concepts brought from local scales all the way to international platforms
* How to market both local and international events so that they are sold out everywhere, every time
* How do new marketing and social media campaigns target international audiences?
...and much more!
Peter Fosso, CEO of Global Music Project Peter is a serial entrepreneur and start-up coach to over a dozen different companies, helping entrepreneurs succeed. He's founder of Global Music Project, the non-profit arts organization, and more recently, Cyberry Digital Media.
Joshua "Red" Russak, co-founder of Toolz.me. Joshua is part sales/marketing and part dev/geek, loves working with online tools and thoroughly enjoys providing service to tech companies and tech communities, but his true passion is in public service on a grand scale. He longs to create products he's proud of recommending to others.
Daniel Todd is currently the CEO of GlobalMojo. He is a TechStars mentor and advisor to many start-ups. Previously Dan co-founded the online media company Zango in 1999. Under his leadership Zango ranked several times in the Inc 500 fastest growing companies ranking as high as #7 in 2005. He also helped create a corporate culture that repeatedly won Washington CEO’s and the Puget Sound Business Journal’s “Best Places to Work” awards. A frequent author and source of online advertising and digital media strategy, Dan has spoken at OMMA Hollywood and CNET Conferences, and contributed to DM News and CNN Money, covering topics that include desktop advertising, social media, and social networking. In the public policy sector, Dan has served as a member of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Platform for Privacy Preference Project (P3P). He received his Bachelor’s of Arts in Cultural Anthropology from Northwest College and is both a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer and Professional.
About Marc Nager
CEO and co-founder of Startup Weekend NPO. With a degree in International Business from Chapman University in Southern California, Marc left his MBA program after the first semester to pursue new direction. Marc found the opportunity to acquire Startup Weekend, LLC and to transform it into a non-profit. Marc has found a way to help others pursue their ideas and dreams. Startup Weekend has landed him in over 40 cities around the world where he’s listened, observed, and helped over 450 of the earliest stage startups.
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Note on Pricing::
Early Bird Special - $10 (Ends August 5th, sign up early!)
Regular Price - $15
Price at the door $20
6:00pm - 6:30pm Event Start/Networking
6:30pm - 7:00pm Keynote Speaker: Marc Nager
7:00pm - 8:00pm Panel Discussion with:
8:00pm - 8:30pm Audience Q&A
8:30pm - 9:00pm Networking
9:00pm Event Ends
EFactor had a wonderful launch event in Seattle last night. The keynote speaker, Marc Nager, walked the attendees though a timeline that explained how startup weekend became such a successful non-profit that it is today. Marc and his co-founder, Franck Nouyrigat, described it all: from working in a basement and having ramen for dinners to receiving funding and finally having a sight of daylight from their new office.
After hearing Marc’s inspirational story, EFactor’s new members had the chance to participate in a discussion with a group of talented and experienced panelists. The differences in our panelists' backgrounds allowed for a variety of opinions to be heard. The intimate atmosphere during the event permitted our members to ask experts direct questions regarding their startups and ask for professional advice. The topics ranged from finding the best tools for keeping track of finances, to protecting your intellectual property, and even finding new partners. As the evening progressed, everyone became engaged in the discussion, challenging each others' opinions, questioning traditional strategies and finding a group solution. Everyone left with things to consider, new methods to try, and a new network of fellow entrepreneur to reach out to for help and advice.
Thu, Aug 25 2011, 6:00 PM CDT - 9:00 PM