Startups need a great story and they need to understand their audience, so they can effectively reach, connect and learn from them.
Dave Olson is a master storyteller, Community Marketing Director for Hootsuite, and has been helping startups tell their stories on the Internet since 1996. On January 26, Dave will kick off a series of social marketing talks at Bootup Garage to help startup founders learn the art of effectively creating, telling and spreading their story.
Join us for what is guaranteed to be a very engaging, fun and informative discussion.
Dave Olson (@daveohoots) is the Community Marketing Director for social media dashboard maker HootSuite. Working in the Internet space since 1996, Dave was a partner is two successful ISPs plus worked with start-ups including ecommerce software, open source web development, and a green business directory. He frequently presents at events including SXSW and Northern Voice, and appears in the media discussing technology, art, hockey and culture. Dave is also a mentor at Bootup.
A graduate of Evergreen College in Inter-disciplinary Studies, Dave's work is published in magazines and journals on topics ranging from Japanese agri-history to Telco de-regulation. A chronic documentarian from his earliest days, Dave creates visual art, writes essays and produces podcasts and led a ground-breaking project for social coverage of the Vancouver Olympics. After living and traveling worldwide, Dave now enjoys exploring his local North Vancouver mountains and forests.
Added by bootup on January 24, 2011