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Anyone who's started a company knows how much you need to learn in a freakishly short time. And after the process ends, whether with an IPO or Chapter 11, you often look back and think, "If I only knew then what I know now."

Now repeat that process five or six times. Can you imagine how much wisdom a serial entrepreneur can accumulate?

Now you don't have to imagine. The SDForum Startup SIG is proud to announce that this month's speaker will be Bill Trenchard, the CEO of LiveOps. LiveOps, an enterprise-class hosted call center solution, is simply the latest in a string of startups Bill has founded or run, including Jump Networks (acquired by Microsoft), and a slew of interim CEO gigs at idealab!, where he was a managing director.

Bill will be speaking on the evening of Monday, October 16, to share his hard-won insights and help you think about managing your "career" as an entrepreneur.

About the Presenter: Bill Trenchard, CEO, LiveOps, Founder & CEO, Callcast and Jump Networks.

As CEO of LiveOps, Bill brings more than a decade of experience creating and growing technology and media companies. Prior to LiveOps, Bill was the founder and CEO of Callcast, a revolutionary call routing technology and outsourced teleservices firm that merged with LiveOps in 2003. Prior to Callcast, Bill was a managing director at idealab!, where he served portfolio companies in capacities ranging from a board member to interim CEO. Bill was also the founder and CEO of Jump Networks, Inc., which was acquired by Microsoft in April 1999. Jump offered the world's first completely connected online organizer, integrating email, calendar, contacts and group capabilities in one easy to use location. At Jump, Bill set the company's vision and mission, participated in product design, raised venture investment, and served as a representative to the press and business partners. Bill has a Bachelor of Arts degree in science and technology studies from Cornell University.

No charge for SDForum members, $15 at door for non-members.

Official Website: http://www.sdforum.org/SDForum/Templates/CalendarEvent.aspx?CID=2024

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