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Startup Lessons Learned with Eli Portnoy (co-founder, Thinknear)

Startup Lessons Learned with Eli Portnoy (co-founder, Thinknear)
Tuesday October 29th 7:00pm-9:00pm at Thinknear by Telenev HQ
Pizza and beer will be served.

Eli Portnoy, co-founder of ThinkNear, will lead a candid discussion on how he sold his company earlier this year for $22.5M in 18 months. This is a rare opportunity to hear a proven entrepreneur share the nitty gritty of how he led one of L.A.'s most successful exits this year. Eli will go over hot topics such as:

1. How to generate a multi-million dollar idea
2. Building a business on the cheap
3. The things no one tells you about how to actually build a business
4. Opportunities in mobile
5. The L.A. startup ecosystem

7-8: Networking
8-9: Presentation

About the Instructor:
Eli Portnoy co-founded and was the CEO Thinknear, a mobile technology company funded by Google Ventures and Qualcomm, which he sold to Telenav in 2012. He currently serves as the General Manager. Prior to Thinknear, Eli was part of the senior product management team for Amazon’s digital video group where he focused on connected devices and subscription products.

Eli has written for and been quoted in numerous publications including TechCrunch, NY Times, Digiday, MediaPost, and iMedia, and is a regular contributor on Eli has been named one of the “Top Young Entrepreneurs” by BusinessWeek and “21st Coolest Young Entrepreneur” by Inc. Magazine.

He earned a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Eli had some great insights to the startup process, and his presentation went well.

    October 30, 2013

  • Jude

    Most of the startup gatherings I've attended (not of this group) were full of fluff and/or stories of general perseverance around a novel idea. However, this event was substantive, with Eli demonstrating the kind of rigor and systematic thinking that goes behind REAL successful businesses. And it obviously didn't hurt that he was quite friendly and charismatic. 5 stars all around. Thanks for a very useful event!

    October 30, 2013

  • Kate

    not just a great story but even greater concepts for success learned

    October 29, 2013

  • malcolm

    Google map is not correct. Should go to Jefferson near Indian Wood. Malcolm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..

    October 29, 2013

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