Jeff Pulver is the co-founder in Vonage (NYSE: VG), one of the biggest and earliest VoIP companies around, and Zula, a WhatsApp for businesses. Pulver is a self-described futurist, serial entrepreneur and long-time evangelist for VoIP technologies. Jeff Pulver founded the VON Coalition in 1996 which helped keep VoIP unregulated in America for 9 years and paved the way for Skype and Google Voice. Pulver founded Min-X in 1998 which became Vonage in 2001.
He is an early investor into Twitter, Foursquare, and Facebook. He is also the producer of the 140 Characters Conference.
6:00 Networking and Food 7:00 Fireside Chat 8:00 Networking
Hosted By Peter Crysdale, New York City Chapter Director
Peter is the Founder/CEO of StrategyHack, running marketing strategy hackathons for startups and professional marketers. He has a diverse background with 8+ years experience spanning engineering, social good and technology startups. In his spare time, he enjoys day dreaming and cross country skiing. Email: [masked] | Twitter: @http://www.twitter.com/PCrysdale
Hosted By Brian Park, Washington DC Chapter Director
Over 18 years professional experience in web/online/mobile product development. Experience in developing innovative consumer and enterprise collaborative web products and services. Has started three previous startups, including one that had $17 million in revenues. Previously worked for AOL and Merrill Lynch. Is a CMUer. Email: [masked] | Twitter: @brianbpark
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