The perfect hump day will get a person through the rest of the week on a high-note, with new aspirations and a positive outlook. Join the San Diego Tech Entrepreneur community for Wing Wednesday to hear from a panel of startups who will share their experiences and expertise to help San Diego’s entrepreneurial ecosystem thrive. A tasty plus – we’ll bring in delicious chicken wings from our favorite wing spot – The Commons! What better way to spend hump day than to celebrate entrepreneurship over wings and revelry?
$h!t that Startup Founders Don’t Talk About
Join us for an evening of honest conversation from a few of San Diego’s top startup founders. They’re excited to share some raw stories from the front lines. The good, bad and ugly. You won’t want to miss it.
When: February 25, 2015
Where: Downtown EvoNexus – 101 W. Broadway, Ste 200, San Diego, CA 92101
Time: 5:00 PM
Melani Gordon, Co-Founder, TapHunter
As Co-Founder and CEO of TapHunter, Melani Gordon’s innate leadership, entrepreneurial spirit and ultimate passion for all things craft and premium beverage has quickly made her a sought-after industry influencer. With more than 14 years of marketing and sales expertise, and having held senior roles at a variety of high-tech and startup firms, Melani leverages her extensive background in new media and marketing strategy to support the vision and success of TapHunter every day. Melani enjoys road biking, mountain biking, camping and snowboarding the Sierras near her hometown in Reno, Nevada. While she still loves riding, Melani saves her cut-throat, must-win attitude for the day-to-day operations at TapHunter’s headquarters.
Adam Riggs-Zeigen, Chief Rocker, Rock My World
Adam is an accomplished entrepreneurial minded professional with proven success in developing strategic direction and vision for both B2C and B2B products and services. He has a strong knowledge of tech-based business, specifically web & mobile and a wide range of experience and skills in marketing, business development and product management.
Al Bsharah, CEO & Co-Founder, Email Copilot
Al’s raised funding from VCs and Angels, founded and run an e-commerce company, grown communities to 1 million page views per month, managed a $24 million network infrastructure upgrade, and was the 2nd employee and equity owner at a 24×7 network managed services company that was acquired in 2008.
Al started as a tech guy with a BS in Electrical Engineering and a development background, but his career has taken him down the business path. He’s graduated two intensive incubator/accelerator programs: TechStars + Microsoft Accelerator, and The Founder Institute.