Please join us for the very first ever meeting of the Freemium SF Bay Area Meetup Group!
Because this is the Freemium Meetup we use the Freemium business model for our event. Please come with 5 unmarked dollar bills in case you feel compelled to upgrade to the premium version.
Here's the agenda for our inaugural session.
6pm-7pm: optional networking and open mic and Freemium GAME!
7pm-7:15pm: Freemium jokes and cartoons
7:15pm-8pm: Panel Discussion moderated by Cynthia Typaldos, founder, Kachingle
Todd Wilkinson - CEO of WordWatch
Todd Wilkinsonis the Co-founder & CEO at WordWatch, a cloud-based app for small businesses that manages AdWords automatically, delivering optimal ROI for Google AdWords PPC advertising. WordWatch has successfully implemented a Freemium business model with 5 pricing tiers and a double digit conversion rate!
Chad Heinrich - Marketing Consultant for Avira
Chad Heinrich, a.k.a. “Freemium Fighter” has successfully marketed the Freemium business model in a wide variety of technology companies including his current gig at Avira (with 100M+ users), and previously at Dropbox and Box.net.
Drew Banks - Head of Marketing at Prezi
Drew Banks is the head of marketing at Prezi, a cloud-based presentation software service that opens up a new world between whiteboards and slides. Prezi is a Freemium offering with 3 pricing tiers. Drew cut his entrepreneurial teeth within game-changing companies such as SAS and Silicon Graphics. Hooked on disruptive innovation, Drew co-founded Pie Digital in 2005 to make home networking easy as Pie! At Prezi, Drew returned to his SGI-spawned passion to change the world through visualization. Drew will speak about Prezi’s rapid growth (1M users/month!) and success with profitability with Freemium business model.
8pm-8:30pm: Q & A of panel
8:30pm-9:30pm: networking and general free-for-all, maybe some prizes if we have some sponsors