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San Francisco

The Crowd Puts Veronica Belmont and Tony Conrad to Question in San Francisco

By | Aug 21, 2014 at 6:00 pm

During our Startup Mixology launch, we stopped in San Francisco for a rousing fireside chat with both Veronica Belmont and Tony Conrad. Frank Gruber led the two through some great discussion topics before turning the microphones over to the crowd for a Q&A session. The…

Interviews

San Francisco

Passion as a Motivator: The Metaphor that Fuels Veronica Belmont’s Life

By | Aug 15, 2014 at 6:00 pm

When Veronica Belmont graduated college in 2004 she had only one thing on her mind: move out of Boston to San Francisco. Having studied audio and radio production as an undergraduate, she wanted to immerse herself in the tech world. Belmont also tacked on…

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San Francisco

Tony Conrad Knows How to Launch New Products Like None Other

By | Aug 15, 2014 at 3:00 pm

Before he ever founded Sphere or About.me, Tony Conrad worked some crazy jobs. But however ridiculous these jobs may have been, they taught him invaluable lessons about life. For example, as a yogurt merchandiser in France Conrad had to speak French – a language…

Interviews

DC

Mobile Future’s Jonathan Spalter Shares the Wireless Innovation Story [Video]

By | Apr 1, 2014 at 4:00 pm

Mobile Future is a Washington, DC-based organization that bridges conversations between policymakers and innovators working in the wireless arena. In the U.S., policymakers have wisely let mobile consumers and entrepreneurs drive investment and innovation and, as a result, the nation’s mobile sector has grown…

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DC

Aaron Saunders and Clearly Innovative Are Helping Underserved Students in DC [Video]

By | Mar 30, 2014 at 12:00 pm

The video below is part of an interview series we did at SXSW 2014. Our SXSW Startup Celebration was sponsored by .CO, CEA, Revolution and LivingSocial. We thank them for their support! Two years ago, Aaron Saunders had the opportunity to host a summer hackathon in the DC neighborhood…

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DC

Sage Salvo’s Words Liive Sheds New Light on English Language Arts [Video]

By | Mar 29, 2014 at 2:00 pm

The video below is part of an interview series we did at SXSW 2014. Our SXSW Startup Celebration was sponsored by .CO, CEA, Revolution and LivingSocial. We thank them for their support! Sage Salvo founded Words Liive because he wants to help students read more proficiently and study literature…

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DC

Doers, Donors, and Door Openers Are Helping Marissa Jennings Build SocialGrlz [Video]

By | Mar 29, 2014 at 12:00 pm

The video below is part of an interview series we did at SXSW 2014. Our SXSW Startup Celebration was sponsored by .CO, CEA, Revolution and LivingSocial. We thank them for their support! While Marissa Jennings was at Bennett College she had to complete a senior project, and she decided…

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Detroit

How Carbon Cash is Decreasing Energy Consumption On College Campuses [VIDEO]

By | Mar 27, 2014 at 5:00 pm

The video below is part of an interview series we did at SXSW 2014. Our SXSW Startup Celebration was sponsored by .CO, CEA, Revolution and LivingSocial. We thank them for their support! If you’re a current college student (or remember having gone to college), then you know that electricity…

Interviews

Austin

Steve Case: How to Get Funded by Revolution

By | Mar 10, 2014 at 11:18 am

Steve Case, the Chairman and CEO of Revolution, stopped by our Tech Cocktail Startup Celebration at this year’s SXSW to give entrepreneurs out there an idea of what draws his venture firm to invest. The firm consists of two arms, Revolution Ventures and Revolution Growth, to fulfill his…

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Las Vegas

Small Goals Can Lead You to Big Success, Says Matt Dorey

By | Jul 30, 2013 at 9:00 am

In seventh grade, Matt Dorey was already learning about technology shifts and markets, but not from any classroom. After a $500 loan from his parents, which he had to pay back, Dorey purchased his first CD burner. Seventh grade was sweet: he paid back…

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Las Vegas

Sarah Austin Dishes about “Start-Ups: Silicon Valley” [VIDEO]

By | Jul 26, 2013 at 5:00 pm

Sarah Austin has made it her goal to expose the world of tech startups to the rest of America through Internet and television. That was one of the major motivations that drove her to create her own D7TV series, Party Crashers. However, after crashing…

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Las Vegas

Michael Tchong Wants You to Analyze Ubertrends, Not Normal Trends

By | Jul 23, 2013 at 3:00 pm

Bluntly speaking, Michael Tchong is a master at analyzing trends. As the founder of MacWeek in 1987, he predicted that Macintosh, now Apple, would be the go-to platform for graphic designers. That was the first in a long line of decisions that brought him…

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Las Vegas

Jermaine Dupri: Before Anything, Understand Your Beliefs

By | Jul 22, 2013 at 9:00 am

I seldom come across a person in my life who does not recognize Jermaine Dupri as a rapper, producer, and CEO. “I Think They Like Me” is one of my all-time favorite songs to jam to. However, what a lot of people do not…

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Las Vegas

Brittany Laughlin: Bringing Military Talent to the Tech Community With Incline

By | Jul 2, 2013 at 11:00 am

Brittany Laughlin was born a geek. No dolls for Laughlin; she delighted in blowing stuff up with chemistry sets and analyzing critters under microscopes. That sense of curiosity did not abandon her as she got older. In fact, she applied it to the technology industry….

Entrepreneur

San Francisco

Duncan Logan of RocketSpace on Nurturing Startups from Seed to B [Video]

By | Apr 10, 2013 at 9:00 am

Startups don’t succeed in a vacuum, and few entrepreneurs understand this better than RocketSpace founder and CEO Duncan Logan. Founded in early 2011, his San Francisco-based accelerator has already grown to about 130 companies, all of which are focused purely on tech. But, Duncan and…

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David Simnick Started a Company That Uses Soap to Save Lives [Video]

By | Feb 22, 2013 at 4:55 pm

David Simnick didn’t want to be just another entrepreneur – he wanted to change the world, too. As the founder and CEO of SoapBox Soaps, David gets to live the startup life and work to improve the lives of children around the globe. His…

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Brian McClary of Ford Motor Company on The Future of Social Media [Video]

By | Dec 2, 2012 at 2:00 pm

Ever wonder what it’s like to oversee 150,000+ Twitter followers?  How about 1.7 million Facebook likes? Just ask Brian McClary, the Social and Emerging Media Analyst at Ford Motor Company.  In the off chance you don’t know Brian, it’s okay, because we asked him on your…