San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Business Rockstars Academy:
BUSINESS ROCKSTARS ACADEMY: Starting your own business and becoming an entrepreneur can be one of the most exhilarating and rewarding experiences of your life. But you need to clearly understand what it takes and how to start.
If you succeed, it will change your life in these ways:
- The Freedom to set your day / schedule
- The potential to dramatically increase your income
- A higher level of job security
- The ability to leave a legacy & Contribute
Who Should Attend:
- Those Interested In Learning From Successful CEO's & Mentors
- Anyone interested In Starting A Business & Becoming An Entreprenuer
- For Those Who Just Don't Know Where To Begin
- Those That Are Having A Hard Moving Forward & Taking Action
- Find The Right Business Idea Based Around Your Skillset & Passions
- Discover How & Where To Begin & Increase Your Chances Of A Successful Start-Up
- Interactive Brainstorming Session On Creating A Business (Ken)
- Discover A 3 Step Process To Get Clear On Ideas To Start Your Business
- Overcome The #1 Mistake Entrepreneurs Make When Starting Companies
- Learn How To Multi-Task Your Current Job With Your Entreprenuerial Future
6:15-7:00 Check-In & Networking
7:00- 10:00: Speakers & Workshop
Rockstar Entreprenuer Speakers
Nolan Bushnell (Founder / Former CEO Atari & Chucky Cheese)
Nolan Bushnell is a technology pioneer, entrepreneur and scientist. Often cited as the father of the video game industry, he is best known as the founder of Atari Corporation and Chuck E. Cheese Pizza Time Theater. Mr. Bushnell is passionate about enhancing and improving the educational process by integrating the latest in brain science, and truly enjoys motivating and inspiring others with his views on entrepreneurship, creativity, innovation and education.
Over the past four decades, Bushnell has been a prolific entrepreneur, founding numerous companies, including: Catalyst Technologies, the first technology incubator; Etak, the first car navigation system whose mapping is still the basis for car navigation systems today; Androbot, a personal robotics company; and ByVideo, the first online ordering system, which allowed customers to order and pay for product from kiosks. Additionally, he has consulted for numerous corporations, including IBM, Cisco Systems and US Digital Communications. Nolan was recently named one of Newsweek's top 50 americans who changed America.
Steve Lehman (Founder / CEO Premiere Radio Networks)
Steve Lehman has an extensive financial and business background. Mr. Lehman has been Chairman / CEO of both NASDAQ and NYSE Companies. Mr. Lehman was the founder, Chairman / CEO of Premiere Radio Networks. Premiere Radio Networks went public on NASDAQ with an $18 million dollar market cap. In 1995 Newscorp became strategic investors in Premiere. Premiere was sold to Clear Channel Communications in 1997 for $190 million. Premiere Radio Network is now the largest radio network in the United States, syndicating well known shows and personalities that include Rush Limbaugh, Jim Rome, Ryan Seacrest, Fox News, Fox Sports, comedy, research and services. Additionally, Mr. Lehman made a first round investment for Premiere in Mark Cuban's Broadcast.com. The $1 million dollar investment was liquidated when broadcast.com sold to Yahoo. Premiere’s equity stake on the exit was close to $200 million dollars. Mr. Lehman spent 5 years as a partner in a LA based Investment Banking Firm and considers himself an Entrepreneur in Motion.
Ken Rutkowski (Host of Business Rockstars)
As a thought leader, networker and influencer across multiple industries, Ken has been profiled in The Wall Street Journal, Fox News, BBC, Wired, Business Week, Asahi Shinbun, Bangkok Times, Finland Helsingin Sanomat, and dozens of other publications worldwide.
He has been a featured presenter, speaker and moderator at technology and media conferences including Milken Institute Global Conference, The Consumer Electronics Show (CES), The National Association of Broadcasters Convention (NAB), CTIA, National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE), Digital Hollywood, Internet World, LA Games Conference, XMediaLab, GadgetFest, and Future of Television Conference. He has also spoken at the many of the most prestigious U.S. universities including Loyola, Northwestern, Illinois, MIT, Stanford, UCLA, USC and Berkeley, preparing the brightest minds for brilliant careers.
Nanxi Liu is CEO of Enplug, Inc., a Los Angeles company that has built the first realtime, interactive advertising platform for the physical world. The Enplug Display Units (EDUs), similar to TV billboards, are located in high foot-traffic venues such as restaurants and theaters. Viewers can use their Facebook, Foursquare, and Twitter apps to interact with the screen’s content. Over 2,000 venues have already signed up to install Enplug. The company was recently profiled in Forbes.Prior to Enplug, Nanxi founded Nanoly Bioscience, a company that develops polymers that enable vaccines to survive without refrigeration. Nanoly Bioscience has received many awards including 3rd place winner at the Global Dell Social Innovation Challenge. Prior to Nanoly, Nanxi worked in investment banking at Goldman Sachs Hong Kong, municipal derivatives trading at Citigroup New York, and engineering at Cisco in San Jose.
Dave Ulmer (Founder of Roxio)
Dave had previously led innovation programs for a number of multinational tech leaders. He was the Managing Director of New Growth Businesses and Head of Global Cloud Business, for SingTel, Southeast Asia’s largest and most successful telecommunications company reaching over 500 million broadband, wireless, and digital TV subscribers across 25 countries. He previously led digital media transformations at LG Electronics where he was Global Vice President, Content & Services, Motorola Mobility as Senior Director, Mobile Media & Entertainment, and as the original founder of Roxio, the company that revolutionized the music and CD recording markets.
An entertaining and insightful public speaker, consultant, speaker, and moderator, Dave has brought his learnings to multiple industry conferences and corporate events.
Josh Wenner (Former Tony Robbins Speaker- Peak Performance Strategiest)
Josh is a self-motivated, high energy & strategic visionary, competitive entrepreneur and results-driven executive with success in the growth and development of businesses and human potential. He has a diverse entrepreneurial, finance, leadership, marketing and sales background spanning multiple roles across multiple industries. While with Anthony Robbins, he advised and consulted with Fortune 500 companies, executives, managers and sales professionals in the areas of entrepreneurship, peak performance, leadership, organizational behavior, psychology of achievement and sales. He conducted training sessions for distinguished audiences including: Ferrari, Mercedes Benz, BMW, Lexus, Remax, Coldwell Banker, American Express, Wells Fargo, Merrill Lynch, and many others across the United States. Prior to working with Tony, he has helped start a number of companies, was a top sales rep for two fortune 1,000 companies and worked with the Nevada Small Business Development Center for four years to help small business owers and entreprenuers develop business plans and finanical projections.
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