Growth Matters: Big Data, Small Data, Where are my users?
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 from 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM (PST)
San Francisco, CA
Growth Matters: Big Data, Small Data, where are my users?
Date/Time: Wednesday, Feb 20, 2013, 5:30 - 9:00pm
Place: Pillsbury Law Firm's new office, 4 Embarcadero, 22nd Floor,
To our 800 Birds startup community and friends, here is another exciting gathering we are presenting, about growth of your startup, whether you are dealing with big data or small data, you need to foster healthy growth. It takes precise measurement and studies of your data, understand your users or where your users come from. If no one wants to use what you produced, reflect and adjust.
Our special guest Gagan Biyani is an expert on the growth, having founded Udemy, raised VC fund and grown to a pool of 500o courses with 400K engaged users, and now also runs the Growth Hackers Conference. Followed by Bill Kallman of Scayl, which allows transfer of humongous files in email attachment, secured and faster. One of his previous gigs was a rivalry of Skype, so he knows a thing or two about network, P2P and the struggle with carriers.
We'll also have Austin Osueke and Jeff Lin to demo their stuff - Vanguard Princess and De Mobo, respectively.
Special Speakers on the deck:
:: Gagan Biyani is a co-founder of Udemy, a marketplace for online learning which has raised $16 million in venture capital. As President, he helped build the company from pre-launch to its first $3 million in marketplace sales. He also led the efforts to onboard over 5,000 courses and 400,000 users in Udemy's first 2 years. During that time, Udemy was covered in Bill Gates annual letter, TechCrunch, the New York Times, and dozens of other national publications. He now runs the Growth Hackers Conference, and consults/advises various startups on marketing, operations, fundraising and hiring. Before Udemy, Gagan wrote for TechCrunch, held positions at Microsoft and Accenture, and graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in Economics.
:: Bill Kallman, founder/CEO, Scayl. Scayl’s “Email without Limits” allows users to send the biggest digital files and folders one-to-one or one-to-many, including delivering high quality HD, 3D & 4K UHD videos that can be monetized and play on big displays while arriving.
Bill is a seasoned founder/entrepreneur, having hold capacities as executive, board member, and venture investor. He has a Harvard MBA; an MS in Materials Science Engineering from Stanford; and a BA in Chemistry from Reed College. He also holds five issued patents and three pending at Scayl. http://www.scayl.com/
Startup Entrepreneurs Demo:
:: Austin Osueke Founder of a comic book publishing company called eigoMANGA spanning over 10 years. He's taking an initiative to adapt his company's comics and manga IP into digital media. One of which was to develop and localize their first game 'Vanguard Princess'.
He also plays multi-role as Actionscript Developer at Bio-Rad Laboratories, Web Developer at Stanford University ,Software Developer ,Reliant Solutions. http://www.eigomanga.com/
Vanguard Princess is a 2D fighting game that features an all-female cast each with their own unique fighting style. Choose from ten girls with unique fighting skills and pair them with a powerful partner to form an unstoppable team. Navigate the adventures of a Vanguard Princess in the Story Mode or engage in head-to-head battles in Versus Mode.
5:30 - 6:30pm Come and socializing over pizza and drinks
6:30 - 8:30 Speakers and Startup Demo
And you ask questions.
8:30 - 9:00, You are the star! Share your experiences.
Come hang with us and most importantly, share your story too.
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When & Where
800 Birds (Startup Community)
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We are an organically grown startup community with friends from all over the world. Monthly events featuring special guest speakers and demos from early stage startup are held in the heart of Silicon Valley at San Francisco and Palo Alto alternately.
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We believe that entrepreneurs deserve more than just 30 seconds or 3 min. to tell their story of their ideas and the product out of their love of technologies, sleepless nights and showerless days!
Based in Silicon Valley, we meet every month gathering startup founders/geeks with more focus on social apps, to genuinely share ideas, technical expertise, business experiences, to vent on the platform guys for keep changing their policies, and of course to network.
Different from other tech events, at our events, each entrepreneur is given spot light, either as speaker to demo or as participant.
Our live demos are for the real internet products. Our speakers usually talk shop about the technologies of their products and share their entrepreneurial experiences - whether good or bad.
We welcome entrepreneurs and geeks to join, so long as you are genuinely willing to share your experiences and knowledge too.
Formerly known as ERT which was originally started by only a handful of some really smarites Facebook application developers including John Fan, Flora Sun, Teck Chia, Waleed Waleed Abdulla, Dave Westwood, SueZanne Toh and frequented by founders such as Aihui Ong, Meng-you Yang, Yong Su Kim, Chris Cinelli, Robert Yau. The group started with only 3 -4 geeks eager to share and exchange technical tips and knowledge in the early days when Facebook first open up its APIs.
Shirley joined in late 2007 and have been a loyal member since. She started curating the monthly gathering since mid-2008.
Our events have become one of the top 5 Silicon Valley best events, due to its well delivered no-nonsense content, high quality speakers as well as participants that have made the deeper networking and bonding among its thousands of attendees.
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