Startup Grind - Chicago Welcomes Jeff Hoffman, co-Founder Priceline & uBid
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (CST)
Join us November 28th as we welcome Jeff Hoffman, co-Founder of Priceline and uBid. Jeff is a serial entrepreneur in the internet, technology, and entertainment industries. He has founded, co-founded, and been the CEO of numerous start-ups and larger companies, and has led his companies through acquistions and public offerings (Priceline.com, uBid.com, CTI, and others). Recently Jeff was inducted into the Entrepreneur's Hall of Fame by the CEO Council, and as a board member of numerous international entrepreneurship organizations he travels the world mentoring and speaking to entrepreneurs globally (recently Egypt, Malaysia, Peru, Algeria, Spain, and more). Currently, Jeff is a co-founder and partner at ColorJar, the Idea Accelerator that helps entrepreneurs launch and grow their businesses. Jeff has produced feature films (Cabin Fever), hosted music concerts and tours (Elton John, Boyz II Men, others), and sponsored charity events (NSYNC, Evander Holyfield, others), and serves on boards of both businesses and non-profits in the US, Europe, Asia, and Africa.
6:00 - Networking and Beer/Wine/Appetizers
7:00 - Fireside Chat
8:00 - Questions and More Networking
WHAT IS STARTUP GRIND?
Startup Grind is an event series and website designed to help educate, inspire, and connect local entrepreneurs. Each month we welcome an amazing speaker who shares their story with our community and tells us what worked, what didn't, and what they'll do differently next time. It's an amazing opportunity to learn from the best, network with other members of the startup community, and improve your chances of entrepreneurial success.
Tom Denison - Director of Startup Grind Chicago
Tom's passion is mentoring, advising, consulting, funding and founding tech startups. Like many, his digital experience started with a glamorous yet struggling internet startup, but blossomed into strategy and business development with some of the most recognized digital powerhouses. He has also nurtured and made profitable a top 200 internet retailer. Today, he is the Founder of Funl, a collection of savvy digital marketing experts who “Provide the expertise and resources needed to drive a large, loyal and profitable customer base.”
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