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Friday, October 26 • 5:00pm - 6:15pm
From Blogger to Entrepreneur: A Q&A With Key Business Leaders

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What happens when you have an idea but don't know how to build upon it? Hear triumphant stories from key business leaders, and learn about their successes, and pitfalls, as they made their way to the top. Learn how you, too, can take your blog, idea, book, or similar, from nothing to something quite spectacular!  

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Amy Burkert

Ring Leader, GoPetFriendly.com
Amy Burkert runs the award-winning pet travel website, GoPetFriendly.com, the one-stop source for locating dog friendly hotels, restaurants, beaches, campgrounds, and more. With detailed pet policies and a Road Trip Planner that has been referred to as “The MapQuest of pet friendly,” GoPetFriendly makes it easy to plan a trip with your entire family... Read More →
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Wayne Chan

Co-founder & CEO, DogBff.com
Wayne Chan is Co-founder & CEO at DogBff, a mobile application geared to capture and share moments with your best friend! Prior to starting DogBff, Wayne co-founded Kabam, and lead its pivot to becoming one of the largest social gaming companies today. Before that, Wayne worked at AOL where he was responsible for leading widget development across AOL & Time Warner social properties. Wayne holds a M.S. in Electrical and Computer engineering, and a B.S. in... Read More →
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Jaime Grimes

Social Media Manager, Apartment Guide
An award-winning former journalist, Jaime Grimes is a fourth-generation native Georgian. After earning a bachelor’s degree in English and journalism, Jaime wrote for daily newspapers in south Georgia for three years, where she created a popular food column highlighting home cooks... Read More →
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Aaron Hirschhorn

Founder, DogVacay.com
Aaron Hirschhorn, Founder and Top Dog at DogVacay.com, is committed to “raising the woof” on pet care. With a background in venture capital and a not-so-secret obsession with his two doodles Rocky and Rambo, Aaron and his wife started the company after pet sitting in their Lo... Read More →
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Matt Meeker

Co-founder, Meetup.com
Matt is an entrepreneur who has worked in six startup companies (four of which he started) over the past 15 years, including Meetup.com and Opensky.com. Matt currently is Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Polaris Ventures, and he oversees Dogpatch Labs NYC for Polaris.  And he... Read More →
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Ted Murphy

Founder & CEO, IZEA
Ted Murphy is a dynamic serial entrepreneur who has founded six companies since 1994. In 2005 Ted introduced PayPerPost to the social media marketplace, which later became IZEA, today’s global leader in social media sponsorship. This once disruptive medium is now a staple in marketing... Read More →
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Beth Stultz-Hairston

Marketing Manager, Pet Sitters International
Beth Stultz-Hairston is Marketing Manager for  Pet Sitters International (PSI), the world’s largest educational association for professional in-home pet-care providers. She is also the national spokesperson for PSI’s Take Your Dog To Work Day®, an international annual event that celebrates the great companions dogs make and promotes pet adoption. She is also regular contributor to Pet Sitter’s WORLD magazine andeverydog magazine. Beth has worked in the pet industry for more than seven years. In her current role... Read More →

Friday October 26, 2012 5:00pm - 6:15pm EDT
  Business Management
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