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Startup Lessons Learned with Eli Portnoy (co-founder, Thinknear)

General Assembly LA

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)

Culver City, CA

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Startup Lessons Learned with Eli Portnoy (co-founder, Thinknear)
Tuesday October 29th 7:00pm-9:00pm at Thinknear by Telenev HQ

Pizza and beer will be served.

Eli Portnoy, co-founder of ThinkNear, will lead a candid discussion on how he sold his company earlier this year for $22.5M in 18 months. This is a rare opportunity to hear a proven entrepreneur share the nitty gritty of how he led one of L.A.'s most successful exits this year. Eli will go over hot topics such as:


1. How to generate a multi-million dollar idea

2. Building a business on the cheap

3. The things no one tells you about how to actually build a business

4. Opportunities in mobile

5. The L.A. startup ecosystem


Agenda:

7-8: Networking

8-9: Presentation


About the Instructor

Eli Portnoy co-founded and was the CEO Thinknear, a mobile technology company funded by Google Ventures and Qualcomm, which he sold to Telenav in 2012. He currently serves as the General Manager. Prior to Thinknear, Eli was part of the senior product management team for Amazon’s digital video group where he focused on connected devices and subscription products. 


Eli has written for and been quoted in numerous publications including TechCrunch, NY Times, Digiday, MediaPost, and iMedia, and is a regular contributor on Forbes.com.  Eli has been named one of the “Top Young Entrepreneurs” by BusinessWeek and “21st Coolest Young Entrepreneur” by Inc. Magazine. 


He earned a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

 

Special thanks to our event partners: 

 

Mobile Monday Silicon Beach: www.momosiliconbeach.com

The Advertising Society: www.TheAdSociety.com

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When & Where


ThinkNear by Telenav
10549 Jefferson Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)


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General Assembly @GA_LA is a New York born global community transforming thinkers into creators through skills based education in technology, business and design with campuses located in New York City, London, Berlin, San Francisco, Sydney, Boston and now...Los Angeles! 

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