Imagine a newspaper was created just for you. The topics you care about, the best articles from your favorite sources, "water cooler" conversations with other readers -- all updated automatically every few minutes.
Then build the service, the company, and the culture, and do it with 6 employees. Mike Davidson, CEO of Newsvine, has done just that. Funded by Second Avenue Partners, Newsvine leverages existing Internet sources, community-created content, and home-grown features to build a for-profit service.
Davidson will talk about life in the trenches of a lean, venture-backed"Web 2.0" startup. He's confronted problems faced by entrepreneurs across all industries, from deciding to quit his day job to working around bad legal advice to generating pre-launch buzz.
Before co-founding Newsvine in 2005, Mike worked in new media and product development at ESPN and the Walt Disney Internet Group. Davidson's popular design blog, Mike Industries, has been referenced by the New York Times and MSNBC. He has a business degree from the University of Washington and graduate-level advertising curriculum from Oxford University.
Cost: $25 for pre-registered members, $40 for pre-registered nonmembers. Onsite registration available for an additional $5, as space permits.
Register online (http://www.nwen.org/calendar/regbreakfast.htm) or call 425-564-5701.
Official Website: http://www.nwen.org/calendar/regbreakfast.htm
Added by gumption on June 29, 2006