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Michael Chasen – SocialRadar
Ondi Timoner – A Total Disruption

A Conversation with Michael Chasen

Fifteen years ago, Blackboard broke from the pack of learning management platforms and became the dominant force in how educational establishments manage everything from administration, to e-learning, to student coaching. Today, the company that Michael Chasen co-founded and led is deployed in over 10,000 universities in 60 countries, and the platform generates $500M in revenues each year. In 2011, Blackboard was acquired by an investor group for $1.64B. Chasen has since moved forward to found SocialRadar, an application which aggregates social networking data, gleaned across all platforms, processing the information to create a mobile location services platform that allows users to instantly discover the people and connections surrounding them.

Ondi Timoner is a two-time Sundance-winning filmmaker. Through her A TOTAL DISRUPTION portal, she’s chronicling the fundamental disruptions that the Internet is triggering across entire industries and talking candidly with the visionaries and founders who are fundamentally changing the way we live, love, work, and play.

Join Ondi and Michael for an intimate look at how education and learning are forever altered in a connected, always-on society.

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Michael Chasen and Ondi Timoner – Startupfest 2013

Andy Nulman – Just For Laughs
Nathalie Hazan – Raison d’art
Ondi Timoner – A Total Disruption
Danae Ringelmann – indiegogo

The Spark and the Fire: How Creators Think

Founders see the world as it should be rather than as it is. They find the unseen angle to get attention. They uncover the unexpected, reveal what’s obvious in hindsight. This is at first a creative process, later honed through iteration and analysis. At its core, there’s a spare.

This session is a series of short, back-to-back discussions between an artist, an organizer, a filmmaker, and a founder. Taking turns as both interviewer and subject, they’ll explore what it means to create, and the strange bedfellows of imagination and industry.

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Andy Nulman, Nathalie Hazan, Ondi Timoner and Danae Ringelmann – Startupfest 2013

Harley Finkelstein – Shopify
Fabian Pfortmüller – Holstee
Ethan Song – Frank & Oak

Distributed, Disrupted, and Democratic— The Retail Revolution

E-commerce was supposed to transform retailing; it turns out it was the tip of the iceberg. From ubiquitous credit-cards, to online wallets, to the eye-opening simplicity of the Apple Store, to the tablets that are replacing cash registers, retail is undergoing a massive shift. In the back office, software is replacing processes; out front, it’s quickly becoming the default channel. Creators and curators can sell direct-to-consumer, using powerful tools that weren’t available to anyone just a few short years ago.

Along with these changes are fundamental shifts in consumer expectations, who want to buy what, where, and how they want—putting traditional retailers on notice that they can no longer rest on their laurels. The future of retail is distributed, disrupted, and democratic—and it’s the subject of this high-powered session. Join Shopify CPO Harley Finkelstein; Frank & Oak founder Ethan Song, and Holstee founder Fabian Pfortmüeller for this glimpse into the future of retailing.

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Harley Finkelstein, Fabian Pfortmüller and Ethan Song – Startupfest 2013

Greg Isenberg – 5by and Dmitri Leonov – SaneBox

Growth Hacking is a Stupid Term. We Still Need to Change How We Market

Growth Hacking is a stupid term. You should simply be smart about growing your business. And that means being metric-driven, iterative and experimental. While the concept of Lean Startup has become commonly accepted in product development, marketing is still catching up.

Subversive marketers Greg Isenberg (5by) and Dmitri Leonov (Sanebox) will lead this session, in which you’ll learn which growth metrics to focus on in your business and how to drive them.

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Greg Isenberg and Dmitri Leonov – Startupfest 2013

Rahul Sood – Microsoft

Super-Size Me

Congratulations! You’ve sold your startup, it’s going global, and it’s your job to help oversee a smooth transition. Your job is done, right? Or does the real work actually start now?

In this session Rahul Sood tells the story of starting a small, Canadian company; growing; and surviving the acquisition by a massive US Organization; and how he’s surviving as an entrepreneur in the world’s largest software company. He’ll share his experiences, epic failures, and invaluable insights gained in a candid discussion that every entrepreneur in search of an exit needs to hear.

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Margaret Dawson – HP Cloud Services

The Crooked Path to Success

We all know about choosing the road less traveled and taking the fast track. But the path to success is not always the fastest, the straightest or the newest. In fact, sometimes finding success involves a zigzag through life that only when looking back even resembles a path at all. And that is ok.

Join zigzagger and startup veteran Margaret Dawson, who has found business success and personal satisfaction through nontraditional routes. She’ll share what she has found to be the important criteria when making decisions, how to evaluate risk, and how to trust your gut and your logic at the same time, and, importantly, how to decide who to listen to (and who to ignore) when making work and life decisions

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Margaret Dawson – Startupfest 2013
Chris Shipley

The Luck You Make

This is a story about a career molded by the luck, and the moral of the story is simple : What you do with luck — good luck and bad –defines who you become as an entrepreneur, a founder, and a leader. Leading technology and product analyst, executive producer of the DEMO Conferences and co-founder of Guidewire Labs, Chris Shipley speaks candidly about her experiences.

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Chris Shipley – Startupfest 2013 – The Luck you Make

Fred Destin – Atlas Venture

Surviving Beyond Seed: Tales from The Trenches on Surviving Your First 24 Months

Most companies fail in their 24 months. Don’t join their ranks. In this no-BS discussion, much-loved seed investor Fred Destin delivers his battle-won list of the key mistakes startups make that kill them early on.

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Fred Destin – Startupfest 2013

Danae Ringelmann – indiegogo

From Founding to Future: Building What Matters

Danae Ringelmann, Co-Founder and Chief Happiness Officer of Indiegogo, the largest global crowdfunding platform, will touch upon how the passion and dedication to solving a problem lead to the birth of Indiegogo and crowdfunding as we know it today. With an emphasis on the importance of building a company for scalability in a changing landscape and how she envisions the future of crowdfunding.

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Danae Ringelmann – Startupfest2013

Published on Aug 26, 2013

Dave McClure – 500 Startups

How to Beat the Series A Crunch. Why Internet marketing Matters (a lot)

How to Beat the Series A Crunch. Why Internet marketing Matters (a lot) – Why everything sucks, why breakthrough innovation is over-rated, and why analytically-driven internet marketing is the most critical skillset in beating the Series A Crunch.

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Dave McClure – Startupfest 2013

Closing remarks at the International Startup Festival 2012 with Philippe Telio.

Closing Remarks 2012

Entrepreneurship is the Shovel You Use to Dig a Path to a Brighter Future

Entrepreneurship isn’t a goal—it’s a means to an end. It’s the tool with which we bend the world to our vision. The greatest founders are driven by more than merely a payday: they want to create a better life, both for themselves and for others.

Join serial Entrepreneur and innovator Jeff Hoffman—founding member and CEO in numerous startups, including Priceline.com, uBid.com, and ColorJar—and entrepreneur, investor, philanthropist and author, Ruma Bose, for a look at the higher purpose that drives the best founders and delivers true success for a look at the higher purpose that drives the best founders and delivers true success.

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Jeff Hoffman – Startupfest 2013