Previous SPARK speakers have included: Steve Huffman, co-founder
and CEO at Reddit; Steve Jurvetson, Managing Director at Draper Fisher Jurvetson; Nicole Farb, co-founder
at Darby Smart; Rick Marini, active angel investor; Kevin Gibbon, co-founder
and CEO at Shyp; Tri Tran, co-founder
and CEO at Munchery; Marco Zappacosta, co-founder
and CEO at Thumbtack; and Randi Zuckerberg, founder
and CEO at Zuckerberg Media.
Pete Ward, 28, and pal Jerome Touze, 27, launched www.
Michael Biddle, founder
& CEO, MBA Polymers, Inc.
Anibal Maria de Francia (1851-1927), Italian priest, founder
of the Congregations of the Rogationist Fathers of the Heart of Jesus and of the Sisters, Daughters of Divine Zeal.
of Arrowhead Mills, Frank Ford, chose, "He did his best," while Michael Funk, the founder
of Mountain Peoples Warehouse and United Natural Foods distributors, picked, "Somebody who worked his butt off to make the world a better place.
Bev Cosby, founder
of Camp Kum-Ba-Yah in Lynchburg, Virginia.
In only four years, Cobb has gone from business ventures vice president at Turner Original Productions to co-founder
of a Website measurement company (Relevant Knowledge, which he sold for $25 million) to founder
and CEO of Edaflow, a Web-based software system targeted to apparel manufacturers.
Bob Tedeschi of the New York Times' "E-Commerce Report" moderated a discussion of this dilemma with four dot-com founders
who have confronted their demons and found solutions: David Ellington, founder
and chief executive of NetNoir; Harris Fricker, co-founder
, president and chief executive of Whatifi.
This is something that Jim and I have been talking about since the day we met," said Cheyenne Ehrlich, founder
and CEO of Perceptual Networks.
Summit at the CORE Club in New York City.
James Olan Hutcheson, founder
and president of ReGeneration Partners, an international family business consulting firm in Dallas, says the future of a family-owned business is handled with more forethought and under a much wider scope of inheritance laws.
Just recall ZZZZ Best, the carpet cleaning company whose founder
, Barry Minkow, was the quintessential young entrepreneur of the 1980s - until it was discovered that his success was built on pyramid schemes and false sales.
In a company's early years, the founder
and soul brothers wear many hats; everyone does everything.
Jeff Clavier - SoftTech VC - Founder
& Managing Partner
Columbia College Chicago Kelsey Hayenga, Founder
of Bandwagon Ticketing