founder of beta ltd / producer of sf beta / program chair of angelhack & data 2.0 / serial entrepreneur / writer, blogger, innovator, theorist
i start things and fill rooms.
• as a junior in college, founded ZapTix, an online ticketing service. got more than 20 universities to use it, and sold it to chicago-based TechWeek in 2010.
• founded SF Beta. it's been the bay area's most popular startup gathering since 2006. i've since grown the event from one city to six, and expanded the team from one person to more than 25.
• co-founded geekSessions, a high-end series of tech talks
• co-founded SNAP Summit, which ran for two years as one of the largest independent facebook app conferences. dave morin, now CEO of path, was multiple-time keynote speaker.
• co-founded Trogger, a YCombinator finalist, with Cass Phillipps (of FailCon fame) and Raph Lee (now at airBNB).
• program chair of angelHack
• program chair of Data 2.0
• charter member of intel's social media advisory board.
• person of commercial importance at UK Trade & Investment
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