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OC 106 Miles Presents Chris Guillebeau, Writer, Travel Hacker, Entrepreneur

Note: Networking starts at 5pm. Keynote starts at 6~6:15.

with guest host Bryan Elliott of LinkedOC and Behind The Brand TV

For our 1 Year Anniversary and as a gift to 106ers and entrepreneurs in SoCal, 106 Miles, together with our Co-Hosts Startup OC and Leatherby Center for Entrepreneurship welcomes Chris Guillebeau, best selling author of The Art of Non-Conformity and now, The $100 Startup, to Orange County.

"Chris is on the verge of completing a tour of every country on earth – he’s already visited more than 175 nations – and yet he’s never held a “real job” or earned a regular paycheck. Rather, he has a special genius for turning ideas into income, and he uses what he earns both to support his life of adventure and to give back.

In preparing to write his latest book, The $100 Startup, Chris identified 1,500 individuals who have built businesses earning $50,000 or more from a modest investment (in many cases, $100 or less), and from that group he’s chosen to focus on the 50 most intriguing case studies.

In nearly all cases, people with no special skills discovered aspects of their personal passions that could be monetized, and were able to restructure their lives in ways that gave them greater freedom and fulfillment" - from

Please join us for Chris' keynote, book signing, and to meet and greet entrepreneurs from the technology, web, micro-business, mom and pop, brick and mortar, entertainment, and music communities. . .all in one room.

This event is free and space is limited.

For sponsorships, please contact Dave, Sasha or Dennis.

See you then!

all the best,

The 106 Miles Crew

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  • Dennis C.

    Honored to host Chris G, awesome venue and audience. Thanks everyone for coming!

    September 9, 2012

  • Dennis C.

    Chris was top notch. We are honored to have him share his wisdom with our community (back to back) Many thanks to Bryan Elliott for moderating the Q&A session and most of all, to the Leatherby Center for Entrepreneurship at Chapman U - outstanding programs there. Looking forward to future collaborations.

    September 9, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Interesting subject, beneficial information, speaker is not a speaker. Presentation flat. Have started to read book that I purchased, so far I find it interesting and an easy read.

    September 7, 2012

  • Victor B.

    I expected a lot and you over delivered !!!

    September 6, 2012

  • jim

    A breath of fresh air in this otherwise obsessive high-growth startup ecosystem we find ourselves in. Hearing Chris speak admirably of lifestyle businesses, Service businesses and quality-of-life choices, Chris provides us the opportunity to recalibrate to a humanistic reference of freedom beyond endless profit seeking.

    September 6, 2012

  • Dylan W.

    Very good. I didn't realize I already downloaded and saved an article that Chris's guest posted on the four hour work week. It got my creative brain juice going

    September 6, 2012

  • Annie C.

    Chris is an inspirational speaker who's in touch with what the solopreneur needs. Not since Daniel Pink's Free Agent Nation book have I really heard anyone talk about solopreneurs so clearly.

    September 6, 2012

  • Mike W.

    Loved his low key conversational style... I can't wait to read his book and explore with him......

    September 6, 2012

  • Kathryn B.


    September 6, 2012

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