"How to Win Big and Sell in
Less Than 3 Years”
VP & GMP TapIt by Phunware
In a fireside chat with
President, Companies with Causes
Serial Entrepreneur Giancarlo Maniaci help created the innovative Orange County based mobile advertising company TapIt! in 2010 with a $350,000 seed investment. In less than 3 years sold it to Phunware for over $23 million dollars (read more here: http://techcrunch.com/2013/01/02/phunware-acquires-mobile-advertising-company-tapit-media-group-for-23m/ ) . Come learn his vision, how he won, his vision on mobile and advice for you to succeed as an entrepreneur.
Giancarlo is a serial entrepreneur with experience in many online and offline ventures. He is an expert at both online and offline marketing and running large scale sales centers. He has been the CEO and Founder of two finance companies which cater directly to consumers, one of which he exited in 2011. He is active in both providing seed investment and incubation to startups in technology and digital media in his home town area of Orange County, California. He is passionate about results, innovation and everything mobile. When he is not working hard at the office, he is most likely working hard on his tan, while hanging out with his wife and daughter at the beach. What he likes most about TapIt!™? He enjoys the energy of his team and the inspiration he gets from watching them collectively strive to break down barriers and raise the bar.
A self-proclaimed small business & entrepreneur’s advocate, Kirsten was an early innovator behind the localization of online advertising for small-to-medium sized businesses.The company she founded, WebVisible, has become one of the leading names in local online advertising, utilizing a software as services platform to help local businesses acquire new customers across a vast network of media options. Kirsten led the expansion of the company via diverse partnerships across 14 countries, raising over $35 million in venture backing and growing the company from 8 employees to over 350. WebVisible’s domestic and international reseller partnerships included AT&T, British Telecom, Intuit, European Directories, Microsoft, and The New York Times Company, among others.
Ms. Mangers has now created Companies with Causes, a consultancy firm and incubator for entrepreneurial companies making a difference in our new economy as well as traditional organizations seeking an elevation in corporate & social consciousness.
6pm - Registration/Networking
6:30pm - Elevator Pitch Contes
A panel of judges will review and pick a winner at the end. Winner gets $100 cash, a guaranteed slot for Survivor 2013 & fast tracked into K5s Pre-Accelerator Program (must win 3 times total or 2 consecutive times this year).
Criteria for elevator pitch company is an product, technology, internet, mobile or digital media company who has not received a Series A investment round.
7pm - Networking Break
7:30pm - Fireside Chat
8:30pm - Adjournment
$35 day of the event
$25 for non-TCVN Members pre-registration
$10 for students with valid I.D.
$50 (Startup Showcase): Have a company booth area during monthly forum event to event attendees (entrepreneurs, investors, service providers, students). The price includes one event ticket. Limited to 10 companies!
TCVN members please email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive your FREE ticket!
Thank You TCVN Sponsors!
When & Where
Tech Coast Venture Network
TCVN is one of Southern California’s premier technology business networks. Through a wide variety of forums, pitch sessions, workshops, and other networking events, we bring together entrepreneurs and resources from every facet of the technology and startup landscape.