Current Event Speakers
Aaron Batalion is CTO and Co-Founder of LivingSocial, an online community that connects 80 million people to all the things they care about. The creator of top Facebook applications "Visual Bookshelf" and its flagship "LivingSocial," the team recently built Deals, a new social commerce platform which invites people to save 50-80% off at their favorite restaurants, spas, etc in major cities. Prior to LivingSocial, he was Architect at Revolution Health, and led the development of Blockbuster's Online Subscription effort.
TK's thoughts on entrepreneurship, the web, and achieving the dream, (blog)
TK is a serial entrepreneur. He originally co-founded HipCal during his senior year of college, which was later sold to Plaxo upon his graduation. After working for Plaxo in Silicon Valley, he moved back East to work at a Hedge Fund in Connecticut. After 3 great years of building technology at the world's #1 hedge fund, he recently decided to quit his job, move back to New York City and start building Internet Products again. TK is now the Principal and Founder of Braintrust & Co., a product design firm, and is actively bootstrapping three web-products: Main Street, Braintrust and Tout.
As chief executive officer and co-founder, Hooman actively drives platform marketing and strategy initiatives at Clearspring. Last year, Hooman was called to visit the White House, where he, along with a handful of other successful, young technology entrepreneurs, discussed the economy with Obama administration officials. He was also recently named one of Tech's Best Entrepreneurs in BusinessWeek and was nominated for Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year. Radfar is a sought after speaker and has shared his expertise with captive audiences at high profile events such as ad:tech and Web 2.0 Expo and was recently a guest expert on the nationally syndicated Diane Rehm show on NPR. When he is not busy building a better Web, you can find him writing his blog Widgify. Radfar graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania with degrees in Economics and Computer Science. He holds an M.S. from Carnegie Mellon University where he researched Social Networking Theory.
Past Event Speakers
From the Startup Trenches, (blog)
Accession Point, (blog)