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Startup Grind Dallas Hosts Jack Blount (General Partner at Bold Star Ventures)

Startup Grind

Monday, September 23, 2013 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM (CST)

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Late Entrepreneurs Ended $20.00 $1.79

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Jack Blount, General Partner at Bold Star Ventures

Jack Blount has more than 25 years senior management experience including the roles of Chairman, President, CEO, COO, CTO and EVP. He has a successful track record of drawing from his vast network of seasoned professionals, to assemble powerful teams and successfully leading companies to accomplish rapid growth and solid profits. Blount most recently was the Chairman and CEO of AlphaBay Corporation, which represented a true compilation of his past successes. Alpha Bay was the first enterprise, real-time, retail system offering mobile clients, PCI-DSS security, big data analysis and social networking through cloud services. Blount began his career at IBM as an engineer working on MVS, RACF security, System 38, AS400, DB2, SNA Networks, PC, PS2, and Token-ring Network. Blount has been an executive in several public companies including: Novell, SVP Strategic Business Development, Borland, COO, Raindance Communications, COO, TeleComputing, COO/CTO, and J.D.Edwards, EVP e-Commerce Business Division. In addition to his technical acumen, Blount has had responsibility for sales, marketing, and operations, for international products and services, where he has continually produced dramatic growth in revenues and profits. Blount has also had the experience of launching new products in all parts of the world including US, Canada, Europe, Asia Pacific, China, and Latin America. At Novell, Blount was responsible for implementing the concept of “coopetition” where he partnered closely with, and competed intensely against companies like Microsoft, HP, IBM, AT&T and others. Blount graduated from Southern Methodist University with a BA in Math with a minor in Computer Science.

Agenda   5:30 Networking and Food
6:30 Fireside Chat
7:30 Networking

Hosted By

Lee Blaylock, Director of Startup Grind Dallas

Lee Blaylock is the founder and CEO of Who@. Starting his career at Dell (badge #244) for 7 years he was their 2nd ex-pat and worked two years in Dell Germany then to Oracle, where he left as a practice director in the high technology consulting group. His first company, ServiceLane, was funded by Austin Ventures and Silicon Valley Bank and sold to Owens Corning (NYSE: OC). He later co-founded Annandale Capital, an investment advisor managing ~$500 million in institutional and private client assets. Who@ is a mobile centric app helping professionals, and the companies they work, for maximize the value of their relationships in a unique and private way. Who@ improves the way companies leverage their most valuable asset, their relationships. See more at www.whoat.net.

Email: lblaylock@whoat.net

Hosted By

Scott Shell, Director of Startup Grind Dallas

Global Partners

Google Cloud

Google Cloud Platform is offering developers $2,000 of credit to start building applications on Google App Engine and Google Compute Engine. App Engine is a full development stack (PaaS), and Compute Engine lets you run workloads on Linux virtual machines (IaaS). Apply to receive credit at cloud.google.com/starterpack and use verification code: sg-org.

Local Partners

Silicon Valley Bank

What is Startup Grind?

Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 50 cities and 20 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead. For more information visit StartupGrind.com or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind.

Disclaimer: Startup Grind event ticket sales are non-transferable, non-refundable, and final. If an event is cancelled due to weather, speaker availability, or any other unforeseeable event you will be refunded automatically. If a speaker moves the event date you will have 48-hours to request a refund if you are unable to make the new event date. Please direct any additional ticketing issues to customerservice@startupgrind.com.

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When & Where

The Dallas Entrepreneur Center
1333 North Stemmons Frwy, Suite 110
Dallas, TX 75207

Monday, September 23, 2013 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM (CST)

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Startup Grind

Startup Grind is the world’s startup community, actively educating, inspiring, and connecting founders in over 170 cities.

We nurture startup ecosystems in 63 countries through events, media, and partnerships with organizations like Google for Entrepreneurs.

The cornerstone of our global community are monthly events featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share lessons learned on the road to building great companies.

Founded in Silicon Valley by Derek Andersen, Startup Grind has now hosted 2,000 fireside chats since its founding in 2010.

To date, Startup Grind has helped 170,000 entrepreneurs find mentorship, connect to partners and hires, pursue funding, and reach new users.

Startup Grind Singapore was founded in May 2012, we are one of the active grass-root startup communities in Singapore.

More info at http://startupgrind.com/singapore or tweet us @StartupGrindSGP!

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