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January 2014 Chicago Booth DC Entrepreneur's Advisory Group

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Wilson Sonsini 1700 K Street Washington, DC

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Free and open to all, the Chicago Booth DC Entrepreneur's Advisory Group will meet on January 15 from 7-9 pm at the offices of Wilson Sonsini at 1700 K Street.

Our speaker this month will be DP Venkatesh, founder and CEO of MPortal. Not many of you may remember, but DP spoke to the group years ago, back when we met at Sala Thai in Arlington. His company is still going strong. From the website:

mPortal, founded in 2000, offers mobile software and services to telecom, cable and media providers, empowering them to deliver superior mobile user experiences for their content and services across smartphones, tablets, smart TVs and other IP-connected devices.

Specifically tailored to meet service provider’s needs, mPortal products are designed to extend brand and presence to connected devices, making it fun and easy for users to discover and interact with unified entertainment, social apps and communication services.

As a total solution provider, mPortal eliminates the complexities involved in launching a mobile offering. Using mPortal as a strategic partner, customers can focus on their core business and rely on mPortal to provide its expertise in launching revenue-generating mobile experiences.

Our customers to date include some of the world’s leading companies such as AT&T, Bright House Networks, Cablevision, Comcast, Cricket Communications, Cox Communications, Disney Mobile, Mobile ESPN, Reliance Infocomm, TELUS, TV Guide, Time Warner Cable, and Verizon Wireless.

Our hosts at Wilson Sonsini will provide pizza and soft drinks to sustain us through the evening. Please join us!

Hope to see you there.


Matt Whitaker