Game Changing Entrepreneurs - A Panel Discussion & Networking Event
Thursday, September 27th from 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Moderated by Josh Ochs from MediaLeaders with Panelists Costas Roussos (.music), Scott Ferreira (MySocialCloud), Edo Cohen (SeeVolution) and Nicholas Smoot (HereOnBiz)
How do you differentiate yourself in a world full of great ideas and causes? How do you turn your passion and mission into a groundswell of energy that can touch millions of lives? Join us for an interactive discussion with four outstanding entrepreneurs and luminaries as they discuss their passion and how they were able to light people up with it. Whether it's Costa's campaign to bring to life the .MUSIC domain name or Scott getting Sir Richard Branson to invest in his startup MySocialCloud, what these entrepreneurs have in common is an understanding of the power of social media and an ability to charge people up with their mission.
· 6:00 - 6:30 - Cocktails, Hors D' Oeuvres & Networking
· 6:30 - 7:15 - Panel Discussion with Costa, Alex, Edo and Nicholas
· 7:15 - 7:45 - Audience Q&A
· 7:45 - 9:30pm - Social Media Week's Westside Networking Event and Cocktail Mixer
Moderator: Josh Ochs, Media Leaders - Author of "Light, Bright and & Polite" & Founder of MediaLeaders: The Marketing Team that Advises 12 + Brands on Social Media
With a background in brand marketing at Disney and a love for all things technology, Josh Ochs advises some of the world’s best brands on how they can use social media to find new customers, nurture existing relationships and tie each campaign back to the bottom line. As the grassroots founder of MediaLeaders, the direct response team that manages Facebook, Twitter & LinkedIn for over a dozen brands, Josh is leading the industry with customer centric campaigns that blend traditional sales methods with new technology. Josh has been quoted and featured as a source in Forbes, CBS News, Los Angeles Mayor's Office and KTLA. He lives and works in Los Angeles where he was born and raised. Learn more about Josh and his team at MediaLeaders.tv
Panelist: Constantine Roussos - Constantine, a Harvard Business School graduate, is a serial entrepreneur, musician, songwriter, producer, engineer and Internet technology geek. He is the managing director of Roussos Group of Companies and the co-founder and marketer of 123Refills, the maker of Uni-kit printer refill kits with over 30 stores in 7 countries. He co-founded MyTLD.com, a top-level domain services company with clients including Fortune 500 brands, industry and governments. He is the founder of .music, the community-based top-level domain name initiative and industry standard for official music websites (http://music.us), and SEO.tv, a search engine optimization and internet marketing firm. He has been quoted in Forbes, the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Billboard, Word Trademark Review, Hollywood Reporter and other major publications. You can connect with Constantine at http://linkedin.com/constantineroussos or http://twitter.com/mus.
Panelist: Scott Ferreira -Scott Ferreira is the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of MySocialCloud. Scott launched MySocialCloud while a student at USC and was able to close an angel round of $1mm which included investors such as Sir Richard Branson (all started out with Scott reaching out with a tweet). Before MySocialCloud, Scott was involved with co-founding a non-profit called Open Table (www.theopentable.org), where he still serves on the Executive Board as an advisor. Scott has also worked with several different on-and off-line projects, the most notable of which was the creation of software called JomSocial for the Joomla! content management system (http://www.jomsocial.com/). http://www.linkedin.com/in/scottferreira
Panelist: Edo Cohen- Edo Cohen is President of SeeVolution.com, a company that develops website heatmap analtyics. Before SeeVolution, Edo was a co-founder of Flipswap.com, a major technology player in electronic recycling. With clients that include AT&T, Best Buy, Target and Nokia, Flipswap was awarded spot #81 on the 2009 INC 500 list with 1,839.7% growth between 2005-2008. Edo’s current company, SeeVolution, builds technology that overlays live website heatmaps that illustrate areas of high and low user activity. The technology let’s website owners increase conversion rates on website by checking user behaviors. Edo holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Colorado, where he was president of his University’s student body, managing their annual budget of $24 million. Contact Edo Cohen on LinkedIn http://www.linkedin.com/in/connectedocohen
Panelist: Nicholas Smoot- Nick Smoot is cofounder and CMO of Here On Biz, the instant business networking app. Here On Biz, after eight weeks of being available to the public, had downloads from business professionals in over 23 countries, received press from Forbes, Inc Magazine, entrepreneur magazine, and the co-founder of LinkedIn uses it actively. In 2010 Smoot successfully built, launched and sold toor.me, a mobile software services for the real estate industry, over the course of eight months. Toor.me was known as the leading mobile engagement tool for single properties. The Acquisition of Toor.me landed him in the seat of executive director of business development and the task of building key relationships with Bank of America, Ally bank, Hearst Corporation, Realogy, and Brookfield. Prior to Toor.me, Smoot spent eight years consulting in both the profit and non-profit worlds focusing on answers to complex business development problems for both small and large organizations - corporations including Subaru, Tom’s Shoes, ASPPB, and many others. Besides cementing himself as a leading expert in the social/mobile and mobile/professional arenas, he is a dedicated husband and father. http://www.linkedin.com/in/nicksmoot
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