2/22 HP Startup Ecosystem
A special private invite focused on helping innovative technology companies accelerate to the next level. The event brings 20 up and coming CEOs and CTOs together with a evening of serial entrepreneurs, investors, and success stories to help you blow it out the water — in business and technology. It's time to scale!
The company that gave the startup ecosystem the expression “2 guys in a garage”…
And Silicon Valley its official birthplace…
Now has over $125B in revenues and is the largest IT company in the world.
HP is dedicated to enabling innovation and collaborating with startups and now makes its resources available to the community via its Startup Ecosystem Programs, which include programs for app development, for go-to-market motions, intellectual property and much more. The selected companies will receive:
- Business development opportunity for integration into HP. Meeting scheduled with Managing Director for assessment.
- Engineers to assess and advise on technology scaling. Meetings will be scheduled.
- Financing for technology scaling. Meetings scheduled for financial assessment and terms.
5:30 pm Reception, Dinner
6pm – 6:15pm Opening remarks
6:15pm – 7:45pm CEO Panel / CTO Panel
7:45pm – 8pm Break
8pm – 8:20pm CEO Speaker / CTO Speaker
8:20pm – 8:30pm Q&A
8:30pm – 8:50pm HP speaker
8:50pm – 9pm Q&A
Gil Beyda – Former CTO Tacoda (acq AOL), Managing Partner Gencast Ventures
Gil is a seasoned entrepreneur turned venture capitalist. Gil launched his first company Mind Games in 1982 to develop games for the original Apple II. Gil then started a software consulting firm with Fortune 100 clients in the U.S., Asia and Europe.
In 1995, Gil helped pioneer Internet advertising by founding Real Media, the first online ad network and ad server company. After Real Media was acquired in 2001, Gil pioneered the next wave of online advertising as CTO of TACODA, the first behavioral targeting, ad network. Following AOL’s acquisition of TACODA in 2007, Gil founded Genacast Ventures.
Dennis Mortensen – Former COO IndexTools (acq Yahoo), CEO Visual Revenue
Dennis R. Mortensen is a pioneer and expert in the Analytics industry. He is an accredited Associate Web Analytics Instructor at the University of British Columbia, the Author of data driven insights from Wiley, and a frequent speaker on the subject of Analytics, Media and Marketing. Mortensen is an Entrepreneur and was COO at IndexTools when it was acquired by Yahoo! Inc. subsequently their Director of Data Insights. Today he is Founder and CEO of Visual Revenue Inc. (Predictive Analytics for Media), sits on the Board of the Web Analytics Association, and maintains the highly popular analytics and media blog,
Bob Walczak – CEO Ringleader Digital
Eric David Benari - NYC MySQL Group, CTO PlumWillow
Eric David Benari is Founder of the IT Management Group, Co-Founder & CTO of Social-Shopping Network PlumWillow, Organizer of the NYC MySQL Group (the world's largest database Meetup) and Chief Architect of the Vork Enterprise Framework. Eric is a master-technologist and Internet-business expert with 11-years of IT experience who has been invited to speak at numerous universities and conferences; he is also a published writer for Forbes.com, MIT CIO Corner and other journals. Eric's credentials include PMI-Certified Project Management Professional (PMP), Zend Certified Engineer (of PHP,) Oracle-Certified MySQL Developer & Oracle-Certified Database Administrator (DBA.)
Michael Bryzek – CTO Gilt Groupe
Michael brings extensive experience in developing user-focused internet software and a deep passion for leveraging technology to streamline logistics. Prior to Gilt Groupe, Michael founded Volunteer Solutions, an internet application service provider for the philanthropic sector. Volunteer Solutions was acquired by United Way of America in 2001. Michael then served as Chief Technology Officer for United eWay, the United Way of America's technology subsidiary. He holds a B.S. and Masters Degree in Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Justin Day – CTO Blip.tv
As blip.tv's CTO, Justin Day manages software development and oversees the design and implementation of the company's private label software licensing partnerships.
Before blip.tv, Justin was the lead ASP.NET 2.0 developer at Capital Printing, Inc., building Web applications to take the company paperless. The primary management web application, Ice, builds on an enhanced framework developed by Justin to take advantage of AJAX, JSON, and the newest features of C# 2.0.
In 2002, Justin co-founded the consulting firm Persite Communications, which develops custom solutions for retail stores for point of sale, surveillance and music systems. Justin was the lead developer on a new service allowing customers to activate AT&T cell phones on the Web, a technical feat AT&T had said "couldn't be done." He also worked with Western Union to develop software connecting customers to the SwiftPay system. At Persite, Justin managed a technical staff of six programmers and technicians.
Before Persite, Justin worked at the California-based Arrigoni and Associates, where he led a team working to create a linux-based security appliance simple enough for an AOL user to manage. Justin also worked at the ISP Inforum Communications, writing an advanced customer service and support management system.
Justin began his technology career in 1995, developing chemical inventory tracking software for the California agricultural company AgrEvo USA.
As a side project, in 2002 Justin and blip.tv co-founder and CEO Mike Hudack developed Blogfoot, the first mobile blogging system to support SprintPCS phone-to-blog picture sharing.
In 2000, Justin founded the community website linkfilter.net. The site is now home to tens of thousands of enthusiastic fans who share links to interesting corners of the Web at all hours of the day and night. It has an advanced reputation and promotion system for its members, powered by software now used by Blip. Linkfilter attracts 300,000 visitors a month and has been so successful at community building members hold annual Secret Santa events and fly across the country to meet each other.
In 1998, before almost anyone was blogging, Justin created JPLT (Just Pages Linked Together), a daily-updated blog featuring news about technology.
Justin has worked in nearly every platform and language and holds a B.S. in computer science from California State University Fresno.