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Panel Discussion: "There is NOT an app for that"

Swing on by the VLouge ( to come enjoy a panel discussion with:

Hank Leber Co-Founder & CEO, GonnaBe

Hank is an entrepreneur turned musician turned adman turned entrepreneur again (resistance is futile). He is a visionary CEO who would gain "ninja" status if it weren't such an uncool term. GonnaBe has gained buzz and attention from investors, businesses, and national brand partners – and is a prime example of finding a need and nailing it with a simple execution.

You'll see Hank on a boat, in the sky, up a mountain, inside a lab, or watching people at the bus stop. However, these days when Hank is not working on GonnaBe he is sleeping.

Sarah MacKinnon Sr. User Experience Designer at

Okay so there is a huge amount of nepotism going on during these Meetups, but that’s only because Sarah’s got skills when it comes to UI/UX. So you got this great idea, and it is going to change the universe as we know it, but its ease of use feels as if a Caleico Vision and an ATM mated. If users were to see this app they would run away screaming into the night since there is no “back” button. Sarah can help with that.

Jad Meouchy Software Entrepreneur - Brandstand

If you haven’t met Jad, shame on you. He has been active in LA’s development scene for a number of years now, and he knows the technical components, the secret-sauce, needed to get something from concept out to market faster than a cheetah on trucker pills. Start-ups dream of having a heavy-duty Swiss-Army knife like Jad on their team but he’s got bigger plans and is working night and day and then night again on his own startup ventures...

Ryan Budke Director of Product / CEO & Co-founder – Project Comet

Seen it, done it, been there and is back, Ryan can tell you what works and what doesn’t. He comes to us with a wealth of knowledge and his ear is literally glued to the technology highway. Ryan has the unique skill of being able to take pre-existing ideas that may have stalled or lost their mojo, and kickin’ some life into them. In LA content is quickly becoming the name of the game and Ryan has been finding new avenues to journey down in order to get the masses their media.

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  • Ellen P.

    Very interesting and fun. Learned a lot.

    April 30, 2012

  • Carlos (Charlie) S.

    A lively and amusing discussion on app development.

    April 26, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    too much narcissistic talk. not enough on the mobile experience overall.

    April 26, 2012

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