Category : Tech & Startup

Inforum with Chris Dixon and Jonah Peretti

Jonah, CEO and founder of Buzzfeed, one of the top visited sites in the world today. It all started with a procrastination experiment. Nike had just launch their online custom nike shoe store. Jonah was trying to add 3 letters to a shoe but Nike wouldn’t allow him to. In the end he added sweatshop and it accepted the world. Nike contact him a few days later and said they can’t ship him the shoes. He made the emails public […]

Founders Forum by DocuSign

This was my very first time attending a live panel discussion moderated by Fortune Magazine’s Adam Lashinsky. The founders of DocuSign (Tom Gonser), Eventbrite (Julia Hartz) and TaskRabbit (Leah Busque) were being moderated. The panel was positive, mostly transparent to the difficulties they experienced building these successful companies and full of energy. They all share a vision to be the best in this space and provide something new and innovative – which is one of the first reasons to begin a startup. […]

Rickard Tornblad – Product Manager at Aftonbladet

Rickard works for the Aftonbladet, a Swedish newspaper. He has a very interesting job as their product manager. He works between the journalists, UX designers and programmers. He is very adamant that companies spend too much time developing a working prototype before testing the product and waste money, and rightfully so. With prototyping tools like Invision etc, you are able to get a working prototype set up quickly and can? the flow of an app within two weeks instead of […]

Michael Perry – Founder of Kit CRM

I didn’t know what to expect from Michael or who he was or what he did (Apart from the brief google search before he started to speak). Michael had a tough start to the start up scene – He presented to about 40 + VC’s and got turned down by all of them. He believed in his idea so much that he decided to bootstrap it. Long story short…He now has funding and is developing his product. Despite his mannerisms (many F-Bombs) during the speech, […]