Friday, April 23, 2010

StartUp Weekend Columbus 3 kicks off tonight - great guest speakers

Startup Weekend 3 kicks off tonight at 6 pm at TechColumbus.

As I've said in previous posts it's an incredible way to learn becoming an entrepreneur - if only for a weekend. Stop by TechColumbus tonight if you're in the area and feel the energy and passion that is StartUp Weekend.

Some guest speakers for the weekend include:

  • Matt Carbonara Matt Carbonara

    Speaking: Sunday evening

    Topic: Funding

    Bio: Matt has over 18 years of experience working with technology companies, in venture capital, product marketing and design engineering roles. Matt is both a General Partner at Reservoir Venture Partners and a Managing Director at TeleSoft Partners, a Silicon Valley based Venture Capital firm. Tell me more

  • Dan Rockwell Dan Rockwell

    Speaking: Saturday mid-day

    Topic: Protobaking

    Bio: Dan Rockwell is the Tools Czar at, where he works with user experience, design research and insight translation teams in the formation of new tools and applications to capture, analyze and synthesize data in more efficient and useful ways. Tell me more

  • Brooke Paul Brooke Paul

    Speaking: Sunday evening

    Topic: Team Building and Exit

    Bio: Brooke Paul is an entrepreneur that has led several successful companies in the Internet technology, software, and risk management industries. He has founded three companies and helped numerous early stage companies raise capital, grow revenue, develop products, and successfully exit. As a corporate executive he has led product development and service provider teams in the financial services and publishing industries. Tell me more

  • Mike Blackwell Mike Blackwell

    Speaking: Friday evening

    Topic: Execution

    Bio: Mike Blackwell is the CEO of VacationView, a new startup quickly becoming the largest online marketplace for rental or trade of vacation resort timeshares. He is the former CEO of ShareThis a popular tool used on tens of thousands of web sites to share and syndicate web content to other popular social web sites and communication channels. Tell me more

  • Dave Gillespie Dave Gillespie

    Speaking: Sunday evening

    Topic: Startup Legal

    Bio: Dave is the principal at The Gillespie Law Group, Ltd., but began his legal career at Baker Hostetler where he represented clients ranging from local start-ups to Fortune 20 companies. Tell me more

  • Greg Ruf Greg Ruf

    Speaking: Sunday evening

    Topic: Startup Coaching

    Bio: Greg Ruf is the CEO and partner of MBA Focus. In his role, Greg provides strategic leadership helping MBA Focus elevate global MBA recruiting. Tell me more

  • Ray Bohac Ray Bohac

    Speaking: Sunday evening

    Topic: Boostrap

    Bio: Ray Bohac is the founder, president and CEO of CallCopy, Inc., one of the fastest-growing companies in the call recording and quality monitoring industry. Tell me more


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