Raymond H. http://photos3.meetupstatic.com/photos/member/c/3/e/8/member_11150152.jpeg

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Lean Startup Circle http://photos4.meetupstatic.com/photos/event/4/2/6/a/global_207557002.jpeg 20090626
San Francisco, CA 94114

Location:

San Diego, CAUSA 92122

Member since:

April 19, 2012

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Introduction

Founder of Concerto Networks, involved with startups for over 10 years. Serial Entrepreneur. Founder of www.SDEntrepreneurDa­y.com the first annual San Diego Entrepreneur Day, creating our own version of SXSW in the streets of downtown San Diego.

How long have you been learning about lean startup?

Been practicing the "LEAN" principles since I've been involved with Lean Manufacturing and Consultative Selling since the mid-1990s', and having started my own company in 2002, raised over $1M, sold 10% at $10M pre-money valuation. Did over $1.5M in revenues in the first 24 months (post funding), profitable in 20 months. Just exited by selling, buy-out license agreement in other countries. Previous buy-out was a startup, exited at $10M valuation in the company's first three years.

What is the name of your startup?

Serial Entrepreneur. Producer of www.SDEntrepreneurDay.com the first annual San Diego Entrepreneur Day, creating our own version of SXSW in the streets of downtown San Diego. Just started Robin Hood Ventures Group, an accelerator fund to invest in early stage startups, and provides a coworking space.

What are the big challenges for your startup or company that you think lean startup can help with?

No answer yet

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  • Janet S.

    Hi Raymond, and welcome to the group! Jump right in and attend an event. It's the best way to meet other players. Enjoy!

    Jun 05, 2013 2:16 PM
  • Leslie F.

    Geek Girl - San Diego

    Hi Ray!

    Thank you so much for joining our Meetup group. We're glad to have you!

    We have many events throughout the year. Our largest one is our Geek Girl San Diego Tech Conference -hope you can come: http://gkgl.co/112wlsO­­

    Out next Meetup is going to be showing off all the cool apps created by local woman in tech! Come join us for Apps & Appetizers Tuesday the 28th at The Cosmopolitan Hotel in Old Town! http://gkgl.co/12n97tW­­

    Looking forward to seeing you soon!
    Leslie

    May 22, 2013 5:52 PM
  • Cynthia H.

    Ray, it was a pleasure meeting you today. Thank you for all that you are doing to help entrepreneurs. Do not hesitate to reach out to me if there is anything I can do for you.

    Jan 02, 2013 7:22 PM
  • Kevin SWANSON-SD Region L.

    San Diego Entrepreneur Center™ & Startup Society

    Great Job Ray! The Entrepreneurial­ Community appreciates your efforts on its behalf!

    Jun 09, 2012 10:14 AM
  • Gwen

    San Diego Entrepreneur Center™ & Startup Society

    Hi Ray,
    I enjoyed the Microsoft Store bookkeeping training. I admire what you're doing with entreprenuers and look forward to learning more at future events. Thank you!

    Apr 24, 2012 1:52 PM
  • Marc E.

    San Diego Entrepreneur Center™ & Startup Society

    Looking forward to follow up on the Entrepreneur Day!

    Jan 24, 2012 9:57 AM
  • Garrett D.

    Hi Ray! I'm working for a VC/software firm up in Silicon Valley called Originate and we'd love to help foster the entrepreneurial­ spirit in San Diego. Would love to chat and see how we could help you out. We're also holding a job info session for UCSD students on Tuesday 1/10 and could use a little advice from someone in the area. -- Thanks! Garrett

    Jan 05, 2012 5:28 PM
  • katharina livia h.

    We help start-ups and other businesses get noticed - we design state of the art websites with a
    simple, clean layout and high class visuals - Your customers will judge you and your business by the quality of your website - your website is your first contact with new clients - you want to make it a lasting one! Get in touch with us! [masked] or [masked]

    Nov 30, 2011 1:33 AM
  • John

    Hello Raymond! Thank you for the warm welcome...you being the CEO of SDEC I appreciate your outreach to San Diego's aspiring entrepreneurs and the opportunities you offer with SDEC. I look forward to meeting you and your team and the potential to leverage all the experience and knowledge you bring! - Warm Regards, John Vallas

    Sep 06, 2011 3:26 PM
  • Daniel B.

    Thank you Raymond! Will look forward to seeing you and the others.

    Aug 25, 2011 5:59 PM
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