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Startup Grind San Diego Hosts Steven Cox (TakeLessons.com)

Startup Grind

Thursday, September 26, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)

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Steven Cox, TakeLessons.com

Steven Cox is the founder and CEO of TakeLessons.com, America’s leading music lessons company, and ServiceScout.com, the parent company of TakeLessons. Based in San Diego, CA, TakeLessons is a privately held company with instructors in over 2,800 cities across the USA. TakeLessons also offers turnkey music lessons to private schools, after-school programs, and corporate wellness facilities. Before TakeLessons, Steven served as Managing Partner of Reddito Partners, a privately held management consulting firm specializing in web management strategy, web operations, e-commerce, and business development. Key clients included Cisco, Club Med, and Brian Tracy International. Before Reddito, Steven served as Vice President of Strategic Development for CollegeClub.com, the 44th largest site on the Internet. Steven's specialty was to design and implement marketing, sales, and business operation initiatives. While at CollegeClub.com, Steven started the company's sales and business development department, opened up regional branch offices, and was responsible for the production of multi-million dollar business development deals. He was instrumental in helping the company grow from 22 employees to 300. In 2000, Student Advantage, a publicly traded company, acquired the company. Before this, Steven was a founding employee and National Business Development Director for PurchasePro.com (PPRO), a business-to-business e-commerce platform, and the fourth highest performing public stock offering of 1998. He was responsible for initiating B-2-B commerce between educational institutions, governmental agencies, and their suppliers. During the time Cox was there, the company grew from 8 employees to over 400. Steven graduated with honors and dual degrees in Finance and Human Communications from Eastern Kentucky University and now lives in San Diego, CA. He is also an accomplished songwriter, producer, and musician, with two released CDs and songs featured on radio and in film. Steven blogs at StevenCox.com and tweets @steven_cox.

Agenda   6:00 Networking and Food
7:00 Fireside Chat
8:00 Networking

Hosted By

Johnny Chan, Director of Startup Grind San Diego

Johnny is the CEO and co-founder of eBoost Consulting, a venture accelerator specializing in performance-based customer acquisition. His purpose is to make entrepreneurship accessible to everyone. He is a frequent public speaker on the topics of business model scalability, entrepreneurship, digital marketing strategy, and developing an indomitable culture.

Email: jchan@startupgrind.com | Twitter: @johnnychan

Hosted By

Eric Otterson, Director of Startup Grind San Diego

Eric has 15 years experience in marketing and business development working with high growth technology and life science companies. Currently he is the VP of Business Development at the law firm of Cooley Godward Kronish, LLP, where he manages the national business practice groups, and locally builds relationships between San Diego entrepreneurs and the firm’s capital provider clients. Previously, Eric lead the sales closure and implementation of a CRM suite at clients like Fiserv, Countrywide, AT&T, and British Telecom. Eric is an active board member of the CONNECT foundation, Taco del Mar, and a trustee at the San Diego French-American School. He has also been an active real estate developer successfully building ten San Diego beach homes. Eric holds B.A. in Environmental Design from UC Berkeley and an M.B.A. from The Anderson School at UCLA.

Email: erico@startupgrind.com

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.

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.

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When & Where

350 10th Ave, Suite 600
San Diego, CA 92101

Thursday, September 26, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)

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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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