I have taken an entrepreneurial approach to life since I could drive.
I help technology firms with customer development, in particular lead generation and negotiation to close of important deals. Some of our clients are in transition from delivering their technology primarily as consulting to a full product; we help them make this transformation successfully.
If you aspire to create a startup come take part in a conversation with four startup founders about what’s really involved in leaving your day job and striking out on your own or with partners.
* Tim Bonneman: founder and CEO of Intellitics, Inc., a digital engagement startup based in San José, CA. Intellitics helps organizations apply technology to support, enhance and extend public participation and civic engagement processes. A native German, he's been based in Silicon Valley since 2005.
* Rudy Hofmeister, PhD.: founder and CEO of H2Optx Inc. , a food safety testing startup based in San Jose, CA. H2Optx Inc. develops spectroscopy hardware, biological assays, and mobile software to provide real-time testing solutions for food and drug processing applications that improve safety and decrease costs for consumers.
* Hope Hutman: founder of Projekt Media an immersive theater design studio. Projekt Media uses proprietary and everyday technology to introduce themes and ideas from the stage play as well as enable reciprocal social relationships between characters and audiences. We strive to expand the story world, deepen the audience experience in the theater and engage real community.
* Anne Kallus: founder of GearListed.com, a gear site where athletes recommend the best products in hiking, biking, & more.
Anne is a former Product Marketing Director (Yahoo!) with an MBA from Duke. Before becoming an entrepreneur full time, she spent time as a Peace Corps volunteer, a adventure travel guide and a startup junkie.
// The startup founders range from serial entrepreneurs to first-time CEOs, they will share their vision, drive and passion as they discuss the nuts and bolts of following their dreams to building something that will change the world.