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Fireside Chat with MarketTime CEO, Chris Happ on Succeeding by Being Yourself

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Fireside Chat with MarketTime CEO, Chris Happ on Succeeding by Being Yourself


Join a Fireside Chat with MarketTime CEO, Chris Happ on Succeeding by Being Yourself

6:00 PM In-Person Start / 7PM ZOOM start - H'ors douvres sponsored by Objective, Investment Banking and Valuation, where Jeffrey Brewster, whose focus is Valuations, Managing Director in DFW.
When: Wed., Feb. 1st.
Where: 4800 Preston Pk Blvd. Rm 122, Plano, Texas
RSVP Here -
And if you are not in town use this zoom link (Zoom is from 7-8 CST):
Hear Chris Happ, CEO of MarketTime - a successful B2B software company about:
"Succeeding by Being Yourself"

Key Points of Chris Happ's Talk:

  1. The challenges of building a business.
  2. The challenges of leading a business.
  3. Unique challenges of B2B businesses.
  4. Stories you would never imagine would have happened.
  5. Tips on hiring, managing and motivating for success.

Q and A

Chris Happ's Bio:
Happ brings decades of experience as an entrepreneur and B2B marketplace leader. In this role, he is responsible for all aspects of sales, marketing, and executive leadership for MarketTime and its software solutions uniting manufacturers, sales teams and retailers in the gift, home, toy, apparel and accessories, housewares and outdoor living

Happ joins MarketTime with a successful track record of building innovative technology companies from the ground up. He is a proven entrepreneur having built two highly successful startups, raising venture funding, and formulating an exit to a public global B2B marketplace. Along the way, he cultivated experience developing SaaS platforms and building large-scale B2B networks.

Happ has previously served as co-founder and investor in Goby, a disrupter in the ESG and FinTech industries, where he built the first cloud-based SaaS platform as a service model in its space, raised multiple rounds of financing, and built a customer base to include Fortune 500 companies. As co-founder of blueSolutions, which was acquired by Hubwoo in 2008, he acted as CEO and chief revenue officer, growing the business while eventually exiting to the leading public global petrochemical marketplace. At Ariba (ARBA), he worked closely with Apple senior vice president of Software Engineering Craig Federighi in building the world’s largest B2B network, Ariba Network, with 195 million items and a $50 billion annual spend. While in leadership at Empirian he built a SaaS offering connecting pharmacies with patients to lower prescription drug costs. And while serving at PwC he built the world’s largest B2B vertical, Covisint, with 85,000 companies and 500,000 users.

Come out to our special event meetup.
6:00 PM Start
When: Wednesday, Feb 1st., 2022
Where: 4800 Preston Park Blvd. Rm 122, Plano, Texas
In this meetup, you will also take advantage of:
ELEVATOR PITCH. Take this opportunity to pitch to our friendly group! If you have a startup, startup idea, or growing company, use the 1-minute on the agenda to promote it to the informal group!
NETWORKING. Prepare to network before and afterward (job seekers, service providers, and students welcome). Bring business cards!
JOB SEEKER – HIRING MANAGER/RECRUITER? Be ready to give a short description of your background, target job, and targeted companies. If you are a recruiter or hiring, be prepared to describe what you are seeking.
RAFFLE. We will have a raffle of a token of our appreciation. Bring a business card to drop into the participation hat!
DONATION. Please donate to keep these meetings going! You can give before the meeting or during the session (bring the recommended at least $10 cash).
Collin College provides our location, equipment, and brochures and resources on courses and workshops and the on-campus Small Business Development Center on programming, entrepreneurship, grants and more. John Byers, Jr. leads sponsorships and more.
Objective, Investment Banking and Valuation, at sponsors dinner for our in-person guests. Their Managing Director for DFW is Jeffrey Brewster. Jeffrey Brewster focuses on Valuation.
VGTS at is making PSEM a website and new logo! Member of the PSEM and Co-founder and CMO of VGTS, Anand V. AKA Anandram Venkataswamy.
See you there!

  1. Something to take notes on
  2. Business cards for networking and the raffle
  3. Cash for the donation
  4. Your elevator pitch for the group (if you wish)
  5. Events information you know about of interest to Entrepreneurs


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