Brainfood @ The LAB is a monthly, hands-on discussion with successful entrepreneurs, investors, and CEOs from around the world. These monthly gatherings will help local startups and entrepreneurs understand the opportunities and challenges of launching and growing a business. Every participant will leave with a wealth of new ideas and key, practical advice to advancing one’s own entrepreneurial career.
- 6:00-6:30pm – Registration @ Networking
- 6:30-7:00pm – Keynote Speaker: Jose Vargas (moderated interview)
- 7:00-7:30pm – Audience Q&A
- 7:30-8:00pm – Wrap-up & Networking
More about the Speaker:
Serial internet entrepreneur building and growing companies for over 14 years. Previously, founder and CEO of MailCreations.com, Inc., a successful online marketing and lead generation company. The company was profitable since its inception and its revenues grew over 100% year over year. MailCreations.com was acquired by a Japanese publicly-traded Internet company in 2004. In 2007 he co-founded HealthCare.com, Inc. an online health information portal which later acquired BrokersWeb, a pay-per-click marketplace for insurance products and financial services. BrokersWeb was named the fastest growing company in the Insurance category by Inc. Magazine two years in a row. In 2011 BrokersWeb was acquired by Los Angeles based Vantage Media. In 2012, Vargas co-founded and is President of BlueKite Ltd. a company developing cross-border payment technology.
He is currently co-founder and board member of PeopleFund, a venture capital and private equity holding company. The company has investments in e-commerce, online media, mobile apps, solar and nano-technologies.