Brainfood @ The LAB w/ Jose Vargas
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (EST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
"How to successfully launch Miami-based companies"
Keynote interview with Jose Vargas (Healthcare.com)
Hear Mr. Vargas speak about the main challenges, important lessons learned, and the keys for success of starting an internet business in Miami.
Mr. Vargas will lead an exploration through the Healthcare.com case study and then discuss PeopleFund, a private investment fund backing extraordinary people building scalable and sustainable ventures.
- 6:30-7:00pm - Registration @ Networking
- 7:00-7:30pm - Keynote Interview moderated by Marco Giberti
- 7:30-8:00pm - Audience Q&A
- 8:00-8:30pm - Wrap-up & Networking
More about the Speakers
Serial internet entrepreneur building and growing companies for over 14 years. Previously, founder and CEO of MailCreations.com, Inc., a successful online marketing and lead generation company. The company was profitable since its inception and its revenues grew over 100% year over year. MailCreations.com was acquired by a Japanese publicly-traded Internet company in 2004.
In 2007 he co-founded HealthCare.com, Inc. an online health information portal which later acquired BrokersWeb, a pay-per-click marketplace for insurance products and financial services. BrokersWeb was named the fastest growing company in the Insurance category by Inc. Magazine two years in a row. In 2011 BrokersWeb was acquired by Los Angeles based Vantage Media. In 2012, Vargas co-founded and is President of BlueKite Ltd. a company developing cross-border payment technology.
He is currently co-founder and board member of PeopleFund, a venture capital and private equity holding company. The company has investments in e-commerce, online media, mobile apps, solar and nano-technologies.
Mr. Giberti is a successful entrepreneur and angel investor with more than 20 years of intensive experience in marketing and communications with focus on the media, internet and events industry. After several years in a successful career as a corporate executive at Apple computers, Mr. Giberti decided to give free rein to his entrepreneurial spirit and became:
• Co-founder and Board Member of Mind Opener, a leading publishing group in Latin America that was later sold to British Pearson Media Group, and
• Co-founder and Board Member of e-mind, an internet and media communications company that was sold to Liberty Media.
• President, CEO and co-founder of Mind Trainer, a firm specialized in the organization of major regional trade-shows and events.
After a very successful growth, regional expansion and partnerships, including a long term relationship with E.J.Krause, Reed Elsevier bought a controlling position in the business in the year 2005, and Mr. Giberti became its president and regional partner for the events and trade show division in Latin America.Over the course of his business career, Mr. Giberti has been awarded a number of distinctions in his field, including, among others, Entrepreneur of the year Award and was named one of the top 100 most influential people on the global convention and exhibition business by the Trade Show Week magazine. Mr. Giberti is a Harvard Business School OPM Graduate, and member of YPO, the Young Presidents Organization.
Brainfood @ The LAB is a monthly, hands-on discussion with successful entrepreneurs, investors, and CEOs from around the world. These monthly gatherings will help local startups and entrepreneurs understand the opportunities and challenges of launching and growing a business. Every participant will leave with a wealth of new ideas and key, practical advice to advancing one’s own entrepreneurial career.
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