Hear two founders present their startup, and ask questions & provide feedback so they can learn from your experience. Network with entrepreneurs, your peers, your target clients, your tribe, and learn from experts on the monthly topic. Share your wisdom in an open mic forum with other entrepreneurs; Come to be part of this great entrepreneurial culture!
5:30 Meet and Greet/Networking
6:10 Adam Kaye, CEO, YpickMe
Topic: Interactive Multimedia Documents Technology
6:20 StartUp Guru Brian Tsuchiya, Visionary Founder, Vim Inc.
Topic: Startup Matchmaking/Co-founder Dating
6:30 Gordon Nuttall, CEO, Couragent
Topic: Strategy for Consumer Product Channel Expansion into Multiple Niche Markets that through Direct (B2C) and Indirect (B2B) channels
7:00 Member Introductions & Announcements
7:30 Adjourn, Networking and Appetizers
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SPEAKER AND PRESENTER BIOS
Adam Kaye is a serial entrepreneur who has studied International Business & Management at both, Florida State University as well as the American University of Paris. For the past decade he has been the owner of Railroad Square Art Park - an arts & culture district and the largest private land-holding in Tallahassee, Florida's urban core. During that time he also founded multiple companies in diverse sectors such as real estate development, hospitality, entertainment, & digital software technology. His most recent entrepreneurial venture included helping found a technology business incubator SILICON TALLY (http://www.silicontally.com) in Tallahassee, the capital city of Florida. Currently he divides his time between being a technology & innovation consultant for business owners and developing his latest startup venture, YpickMe, (http://www.ypick.me) a web application which makes resumes interactive and multimedia-enhanced. His passions include world culture (Adam has lived in Beijing, Nice, Paris, & Miami), traveling (over 40 countries and counting), learning foreign languages (French & Mandarin Chinese), and theater (has performed directly “Off-Broadway” in NYC).
Adam's Linkedin (http://www.linkedin.com/in/mradamkaye)
Brian Tsuchiya started his entrepreneurial journey 18 years ago and has since launched over ten startups. He has always had an entrepreneurial spirit however he did not fully express this until he started his first real business at 27 years old. For the next 15 years he launched a number of businesses, four which generated sales in excess of $1M annually. He is an authority on crowdfunding, after spending the last 8 years researching a variety of methods, he has unique experiences with crowds; including having a company entirely funded with "sweat equity" from over one hundred people. Managing that many shareholders is unique for a privately held startup. Brian also has raised over $2M of private equity.His formal education is a B.S. degree in Marketing from the University of Tennessee where he was also an All-American swimmer.
Brian's Linkedin (http://www.linkedin.com/in/briantsuchiya)
As the CEO, Gordon Nuttall's first and foremost responsibility is enabling supremely talented people to excel. His experience says that the best products come not from a solitary inventor, but rather through the collaboration of a team who share a purpose and genuinely enjoy working with each other. That is why Collaboration is the ‘middle C’ reference point of our C•I•C•I•C values. The Flip-Pal™ mantra of: Enriching lives… Sharing Memories… Anywhere… Anytime flows from our purpose to use our talents and time while on this earth to enrich lives.
Gordon's Linkedin (http://www.linkedin.com/in/gordonnuttall)