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The May Report: 2/24/2012: What a week! Jeff Norgle, the patent lawyer in Nancy Sullivan’s OTM at UIC resigns –
presumably in disgust even though the last time he quit, she coaxed him back
with a $15K raise; Wheaton-based TouchSensor lays off R&D dep’t.;
Skokie-based NanoInk stable w/85 employees and two counterfeit drug deals;
Threadless and its charitable t-shirts featured on the national program Nightly
Business Report; btw, Why did the compliance department tell Seema Ackerman, Vice President at Goldman Sachs, that she could not appear on a panel with Federal Reserve economist Bill Testa?; Steve Kaplan interviewed on Dylan Ratigan’s show Fri. afternoon which is being aired from Chicago Booth, and so was Matt Segal who founded Our Time, but the geniuses who helped behind the scenes had Ratigan talk to one student who’s going into consulting, one into investment banking, and one into venture capital — where were the students who want to be entrepreneurs Linda Darragh, Ellen Rudnick, Steve Kaplan, Scott Meadow, Waverly Deutsch?; What are the odds that two of the biggest scammers TMR has covered should both be trying to scam the same person at the same time? We need an APB on Chris Tomes (Chicago, Chelsea, MI, and now Toronto) along with his buddy Scott Goodrich; Tomes is still plying his trade through ICTV, a customized monitor used for live video streaming of events; Tomes tried to get Irene Michaels, (a well known Chicagoan who knows just about everyone in the entertainment field and who owns ionthescene.com) involved in a project with Spiderman; Quite unrelated, Tomes owes the Commercial Music Group of Sony Music Entertainment $20K so they can pay the artist’s fee to Augustana for the use of her songs in a CD that Tomes told Sony would be given to all buyers of Dodge cars; and he owes developer Ben Blake $50K to $100K, Jenna Levine, Kendra and others; his MO is that he meets young women and then tries to entice them to work with him — meanwhile, he tries to impress them with the people he knows and there is plenty of coke and ecstasy in the mix; The other scam artist back on the scene is Doug Stukel (Affluence.org) who tried to get Irene Michaels to help with a brand and site, and Affluence is now claiming to be merged with Matt Lamb Studios (it’s actually Matt’s daughter Sheila they are trying to scam since Matt died last Saturday); it’s the usual routine, Doug Stukel was supposed to wire $25K to Irene — guess whether that happened — and they were offering $50K
to $100K in stock options — gee, I wonder what that’s worth? When Irene told
Doug she was looking into Affluence, he made up an excuse and bowed out rather than pay the $ — it’s turning into a potboiler since Sheila’s not sophisticated in biz and was spending $2,500 a day on a security firm to escort her; Randy Shipley may be getting paid but that’s because the $30K he’s owed by Affluence is going through the Attorney General’s office for the State of Illinois
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frequently attributed to Edmund Burke: “All that is
necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” but the quote
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for more.

“Larsen E. Whipsnade”: You Can’t Cheat an Honest Man (1939), a
comedy film starring and scripted by W. C. Fields

Andre’ Gide (1869 -
1951) in his “Les Nourritures Terrestres. Envoi:”:
“What another would have
done as well as you, do not do it. What another would have said as well as you,
do not say it; written as well, do not write it. Be faithful to that which
exists nowhere but in yourself — and thus make yourself
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– The Book of
Jobs | The Great Debate
– Once again, Brendan Tripp bails Ron out: The SMCC
meeting Thursday evening at Google on “The Future of Community Management”

David Allen: reviews the MoMo meeting, and Tuesday night there were four events:
MoMo, LES, MIT-EF, and VentureSHOT, so thank you David
– Chuck Stack: News
about University of Illinois faculty petition
– Jeff Liggett, remember him?
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Tuesday, March 6: In celebration of its
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Tuesday, March 6, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the IBM Innovation Center in downtown
Chicago. IMSA alumni have an outstanding record for creating high-impact
companies that include YouTube, Yelp, OKCupid and Netscape
Subject:
RE: Moises, please send me your event notice for March 6th.
Date: 2/22/2012
4:24:52 P.M. Central Standard Time
From: moises6@comcast.net
To:
RONALDMAY@aol.com

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In celebration of its 25th
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Chicago.
Power Pitch is the annual capstone event of TALENT, IMSA’s
entrepreneurship program, in which finalists compete for cash prizes, showcasing
their best new business ventures to distinguished investors, business leaders
and guests. This year’s competition is focused on technology businesses and will
feature the six finalists resulting from a preliminary round of the competition
held at IMSA in February.
IMSA alumni have an outstanding record for creating
high-impact companies that include YouTube, Yelp, OKCupid and Netscape.
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from: Brian Connolly bconnolly@furthermore.com
to:
RONALDMAY@aol.com
date: Thu, Feb 23, 2012 at 1:24 PM
subject: The Book of
Jobs | The Great Debate

Brian Connolly
1:24 PM (20 hours ago)
to
RONALDMAY
http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/02/22/the-book-of-steve-jobs-apple/
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Once
again, Brendan Tripp bails Ron out: The SMCC meeting Thursday evening at Google
on “The Future of Community Management”
Subject: Re: BT, if you’re at
SMCC at Google, please take good notes for TMR. THANKS!
Date: 2/24/2012
12:03:22 A.M. Central Standard Time
From: btripp@gmail.com
To:
RONALDMAY@aol.com
Ron …
Tonight’s Social Media Club of Chicago event
down at the Google offices featured an all-female panel of social media pros,
speaking on the subject “The Future of Community Management”.
Here’s a
pic:
From right to left these are:

Sara Altier from EventBrite -
@SaraAltier / @BriteChicago
Samantha Ogborn from Walgreens – @SamOgborn /
@Walgreens
Amy Ravit Korin from Google Chicago – @InteractiveAmy /
@GoogleChicago
Katey McGarr from Edelman Digital – @KateyMcGarr /
@EdelmanDigital
Jessica Murray from Social Media Club – @JessicaRMurray /
@SocialMediaClub
Topics included how their activities fit into their
organizations, and this, obviously, varied greatly, from the very large
Walgreens organization to the very small Social Media Club team, with Edelman
primarily doing projects for its clients, EventBrite advocating for the whole
social scene, and Amy at Google having to handle a wide array of digital
communications.
Each spoke a bit about how they got into doing Community
Management … with very different stories, although most pretty much “fell into
it” as the positions began to be developed by their companies.
The subject of
what programs they used to help manage things came up, and there were several
votes for Sprout Social – @SproutSocial as well as SocialBro – @SocialBro (I’d
not heard of that previously). Amy also explained how to use a couple of Google
programs, like their link-shortener Goo.gl which not only shortens the URL, but
provides tracking, and even lets you generate a QR code.
The discussion was
largely centered around Twitter, as this was the largest common ground between
the various companies (obviously Google favors G+ as a platform over Facebook!)
… and most of the discussion was generalized to the whole of the Social Media
/ Community Management function from what they were doing on Twitter.
You can
get a pretty good idea of what was happening by following the Twitter chit-chat
via the #SMCChicago hash-tag at https://twitter.com/#!/search/realtime/smcchicago
The
event featured plenty of wine and beer, and Pizza (and Lava Cakes and their new
awesome Parmesan Bread Bites) from Dominos … not only was Ramon DeLeon -
@Ramon_DeLeon in attendance, but he brought his family with as well. The Google
facilities are very comfortable and functional, and it’s nice that they’ve been
so generous (this was the second event I’ve been at there this week) providing
the space.
Anyway, hope this helps … as I mentioned, I really didn’t have
anything to be taking in-depth notes with, so was kind of winging it on the
recall!
- Brendan

On Thu, Feb 23, 2012 at 6:51 PM, Brendan Tripp
<btripp@gmail.com> wrote:
Ron …
Unfortunately, I didn’t bring a
note pad … Will try to tweet the highlights!
- B.T.
On Thursday,
February 23, 2012, <RONALDMAY@aol.com>
wrote:
>
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David Allen: reviews the MoMo
meeting, and Tuesday night there were four events: MoMo, LES, MIT-EF, and
VentureSHOT, so thank you David
Subject: RE: David, if you attended
MoMo, can you give us a quick summary of the mt?
Date: 2/22/2012 12:47:22
P.M. Central Standard Time
From: dallen@QMobileSolutions.com
To:
RONALDMAY@aol.com

Ron,
The meetup was titled “iTest my Code: OCDSpec
and OCslim for the iPhone”, and the presentation was a preview of the a session
that Eric Meyer from 8th Light is presenting at CocoaConf Chicago in March.

It wasn’t that well attended, maybe 15-20 people – possibly because the
subject matter would not appeal to non-developers and a lot of developers find
the topic of testing, well, dry, so unfortunately don’t address it. Eric
presented two tools that he and a colleague at 8th Light have been developing,
OCDSpec and OCslim. OCDSpec is a unit testing framework similar to Rspec and
OCslim is an acceptance test framework based on CSlim but adapted for objective
C. These tools are still in their relatively early stags of development and Eric
said that they haven’t yet opened the project up to the open source community to
collaborate on, but intend to soon. Both use the principle of Wiki based testing
and both run very fast. OCSlim works with FitNesse. It is invoked on a separate
virtual server within the emulator by FitNesse wiki engine, which handles the
wiki data and provides the user interface, though it can be run ‘headless’
directly using the data and not providing direct user interaction. OCSlim has
the added advantage that that test cases and test data can be re-used in other
variants of Slim, so can be re-used cross platform (there are C, C++, Java and
other variants, so it should be able to be used for Android, Windows Phone and
BlackberryOS testing).
- David
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Sent:
Wednesday, February 22, 2012 10:47 AM
To: dallen@qmobilesolutions.com
Cc:
ronaldmay@aol.com
Subject: David, if you attended MoMo, can you give us a
quick summary of the mt?
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Chuck Stack: News
about University of Illinois faculty petition

 

News about
University of Illinois faculty petition
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from: Charles
Stack, MPH cstack@2ci.com via yourhostingaccount.com
to:
ron@192.168.1.100/tmr” <ron@192.168.1.100/tmr>
date: Thu, Feb 23, 2012
at 1:03 AM
subject: News about University of Illinois faculty
petition
mailed-by: yourhostingaccount.com
Charles Stack, MPH
cstack@2ci.com via yourhostingaccount.com
1:03 AM (4 hours ago)
to me

Hi Ron! I don’t know if you’ve heard about this yet, but a
petition
originated by faculty at the UI in Urbana-Champaign is being
circulated
regarding President Mike Hogan.
The news article in the
Champaign paper is here:
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/education/2012-02-22/petition-about-uis-hog
an-draws-hundreds-signatures.html
And,
the link to the petition is here:
http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/faculty-letter-to-board-of-trustees/
I’m
not quite sure what all this means yet, and the faculty in Urbana can be
an
unruly lot as you know. However, if Prof. Carl Woese, Ikenberry
Professor of
Microbiology at the Institute for Genomic Biology and MacArthur
“genius
grant” recipient sees fit to sign this, there must be something
to
it.
Many of your readers come out of the Urbana environment, so they
may enjoy
seeing this information.
Best, Chuck Stack, UIUC LAS ’77 and UIC
SPH ’82 (My Dad was UIUC ’37!)
Charles R. Stack, MPH
Vice
President
Constant Compliance Inc.
140 South Dearborn Street
Suite
411
Chicago, Illinois 60603 USA
Cell phone (630) 841-8706
Fax (312)
782-0936
Website: http://www.2Ci.com/
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Jeff
Liggett, remember him? Well, Liggett Bringing New Deal of the Day to
Chicago

 

Liggett Bringing New Deal of the Day to
Chicago
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jeff liggett luhrs400@yahoo.com
5:41 PM (15
hours ago)
to me
from: jeff liggett luhrs400@yahoo.com
reply-to: jeff
liggett <luhrs400@yahoo.com>
to: “ron@192.168.1.100/tmr
<ron@192.168.1.100/tmr>
date: Thu, Feb 23, 2012 at 5:41 PM
subject:
LIggett Bringing New Deal of the Day to Chicago
mailed-by:
yahoo.com
signed-by: yahoo.com
Hi Ron,
Leaving Chicago 6 years ago may
have been one of my biggest financial mistakes in my life however,
I have
survived the Florida Real Estate crash and have found success in a new Deal of
the Day provider.
We launched in Palm Beach County couple of days ago and we
are being greeted quite nicely. Main reason is that with our product
the
Vendor gets a bigger portion of the ticket and they get paid in 30 days. The big
guys are pretty tough on the vendors.
Glad your medical problems are in check
and I just recently had surgery for P cancer. Seems they got it all.
If
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I look forward to doing business in this fine city after my 5 year non
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Nancy Munro: Event Reminder -
Entrepreneurship Law Conference

 

Event Reminder – Entrepreneurship
Law Conference
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Nancy Munro nancy@knowledgeshift.net via
mail2.clubexpress.com
9:20 AM (40 minutes ago)
to me
from: Nancy
Munro nancy@knowledgeshift.net via mail2.clubexpress.com
to:
ron@192.168.1.100/tmr
date: Fri, Feb 24, 2012 at 9:20 AM
subject: Event
Reminder – Entrepreneurship Law Conference
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A message from MIT Enterprise Forum of
Chicago:
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Jason
Jacobsohn: Founder Institute Information and I’ll have much more on this
national organization which recently graduated 14 firms (out of 20 that started)
in a program that takes companies from idea to launch (they pay $900 each and
there’s a 3.5% equity stake taken by the program) — (some graduates have not
launched yet)
Subject: Founder Institute Information
Date:
2/21/2012 9:01:22 A.M. Central Standard Time
From: jason@jacobsohn.com

To: RONALDMAY@aol.com

Hi Ron,

Here are a couple of articles
written from graduates from the Founder Institute. Also, you can find more at
www.fi.co.

http://www.builtinchicago.org/profiles/blogs/founder-institute-graduation-the-end-of-the-beginning-for

http://www.builtinchicago.org/profiles/blogs/engage-a-pro-graduates-from-founder-institute

Let me know if you have any more questions,

Jason

Jason
Jacobsohn
773-368-0229
jason@jacobsohn.com
www.jacobsohn.com
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Me: LinkedIn | Twitter | Blog
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Layton Olson:
Wed. Feb. 22 — Webinar to Provide Information on Gigabit Community Challenge
Competition – Broadband Illinois
Subject: Wed. Feb. 22 — Webinar to
Provide Information on Gigabit Community Challenge Competition – Broadband
Illinois
Date: 2/21/2012 10:59:34 A.M. Central Standard Time
From:
leo@howehutton.com
To: leo@howehutton.com
CC:
clayton.black@broadbandillinois.org

Colleagues,
Tomorrow at 10am will
be a webinar about Gov. Quinn’s Gigabit Challenge.
This is a opportunity for
community and civic leaders, telecommunication providers, business and economic
development parties, university-community college parties, and others to
consider “whether” or “how” to prepare applications for substantial funding to
match local and regional area fiber extension projects.
Partnership for a
Connected Illinois is in the role of “getting the word out” concerning this
opportunity, including helping bring together local area partnerships in 10 DCEO
regions. PCI will not be an evaluation role.
http://broadbandillinois.org/news/108

Layton Olson
Consultant to Partnership for a Connected
Illinois
Chicago
312-263-3001
www.broadbandillinois.org

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Layton Olson: Broadband US TV Invitation:
Broadband Competition: Fact or Fiction? Live Free Webcast – Tues. Feb. 28
12-1:30 CT
Subject: Broadband US TV Invitation: Broadband
Competition: Fact or Fiction? Live Free Webcast – Tues. Feb. 28 12-1:30 CT

Date: 2/24/2012 2:44:33 P.M. Central Standard Time
From:
leo@howehutton.com
To: leo@howehutton.com

Colleagues,
This
webcast should be interesting, including what panelists say about impact of this
week’s signing of the Middle Class Tax & Jobs Act, which
provides for FCC
spectrum auction to benefit very fast-growing wireless broadband, to build
nationally compatible public safety wireless network, research and some debt
paydown. Cisco says wireless broadband traffic could rise by a factor of 20
between 2010 and 2015, and its already gone up 125% or more.
Some interesting
data from White House’s Council of Economic Advisors on economic engines from
mobile broadband, including thousands of jobs in small businesses, focusing on
apps for smartphones and tablets. Stats:
To date there have been over 18
billion downloads of apps for Apple’s iPhone and other devices, as well as 10
billion for those for Android devices, with each total increasing around 1
billion per month.
Over 120,000 companies publishing apps for Apple’s
platform alone. (If 3-4% were in IL, this would mean 4-5,000 small companies.)

More than 88% of the 500 most popular mobile apps were developed by small
businesses, most with fewer than 10 employees. (I wonder how many in Chicago and
other parts of Illinois and Wisconsin/Indiana/Iowa/Missouri/Kentucky?)
It would be great to see a series of Local Application Expos in all
parts of Illinois, including in Loop and 10 non-Loop areas of Chicago (defined
by City College and state university enrollment/service areas of about 250,000
each – about the size of 5 wards). Local Area outreach and expo events were
among topics discussed last September at DCEO Sustainability Meeting of the
Advisory Committee on Elimination of the Digital Divide, based on the very
successful Killer App Expo in 2007 in Ft. Wayne, In. (about 250,000). There was
preliminary interest by parties like Best Buy (potential local Expo partners in
neighborhoods, since it has about 10 stores in Chicago) as part of their
national participation in FCC Connect America campaign to bring US up to world
Internet penetration. Similarly, sponsors might include wireline and wireless
providers (like ATT, Verizon, Sprint, US Cellular), as well as cable companies
like Comcast and others offering new Internet customers $10/month Internet for
school lunch-eligible families with children in schools, as part of Internet
Essentials and FCC Connect 2 Compete program. Something to think
about.
Layton Olson
Consultant to Partnership for a Connected
Illinois
Chicago
www.broadbandillinois.org
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From:
BroadbandUS TV [mailto:info@tvworldwide.com]
Sent:
Friday, February 24, 2012 12:43 PM
To: Layton E. Olson
Subject: Broadband
US TV Invitation: Broadband Competition: Fact or Fiction? Live Free
Webcast
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Charles Stack, MPH cstack@2ci.com via
yourhostingaccount.com
4:39 PM (9 hours ago)
to me
Hi Ron, I hope you
are well!
I just received this information for the upcoming 2012 Digital
Accessibility
Expo at the UIC Forum, Friday, April 20, 2012
http://tigger.uic.edu/depts/oaa/disability_resources/dae2012/index.html
The
keynote speech by T.V. Raman of Google Research, “Delivering Universal
Access
to Cloud-Based Information,” sounds like it will be very interesting
for many
of your readers. Accessibility and universal design are hot topics
in tech,
architecture and consulting, as well they should be!
Take care, I hear that
Spring is just around the corner….oops, by saying
that, I probably cursed
us to a big snowstorm! Best, Chuck
Charles R. Stack, MPH
Vice
President
Constant Compliance Inc.
140 South Dearborn Street
Suite
411
Chicago, Illinois 60603 USA
Cell phone (630) 841-8706
Fax (312)
782-0936
Website: http://www.2Ci.com/
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Excelerate
Labs CEO Troy Henikoff talks about upcoming 2012 class, Chicago startup
community
Subject: Excelerate Labs CEO Troy Henikoff talks about
upcoming 2012 class, Chicago startup community
Date: 2/24/2012 2:10:23 P.M.
Central Standard Time
From: phil@doejo.com
To: RONALDMAY@aol.com,
ron@192.168.1.100/tmr
Troy Henikoff, CEO and co-founder of Excelerate
Labs-which is described as an intensive summer accelerator for startups-gushes
about Chicago’s burgeoning tech startup culture like a professional baseball
player coaching a little league team.
“We’ve all learned that if we work
together we have a lot more impact and that the rising tide will lift all of
us,” Henikoff says, barrowing from a famous Kennedy aphorism.
Henikoff, who
founded successful companies like Specialized Systems and Software, and
SurePayroll, startedExcelerate Labs with OKCupid and SparkNotes founder Sam
Yagan, the I2A Fund and Sandbox Industries. The goal being to serve as an
entrepreneurial bootcamp, mentoring 10 selected startups leading up to Demo Day,
when they present their polished ideas to hundreds of eager investors.
While
currently accepting applications for its 2012 summer program, Excelerate Labs
will host an Applicant Open House on February 29, with another open house being
scheduled for the following week. Henikoff says the open house will give people
an opportunity to ask questions, come hang out at Excelerate Labs and meet some
of the alums.
Doejo spoke with Henikoff about how Excelerate Labs earned its
prominent ranking in Forbes’ top accelerators in the country, why so many
entrepreneurs in Chicago want to give back to budding startups, and what he
looks for in applicants.
What’s it been like to see so many startups enter
and grow at Excelerate Labs?
It’s amazing to see the transformation these
companies make over the course of the program. Many of the companies come in
thinking they got their business models right, they just need funding. They
quickly realize that, ‘wow, this is a lot harder than I thought and there’s a
lot more to owning a business then having cash in the bank.’ They really have to
test their hypotheses, get feedback from the marketplace and sometimes totally
pivot the core of their business model, dramatically.
BabbaCo came in with a
business model that was all about providing educational videos for moms and left
with a physical tangible product that gets mailed every month, the BabbaBox.
Huge pivots in some cases, it’s really cool to see that and help facilitate that
process.
How does Forbes quantify your success when they rate you the #3
accelerator in the country?
I don’t know how their rankings work. But the
year before there was a similar ranking done by the Kauffman Foundation where we
rated #3 as well. They said it was a combination of objective measures: number
of companies that got funded over a certain amount, number of companies’ total
funding dollars; and subjective measures: from a poll of venture capitalists in
terms of which one’s they thought had the most value, and they put it together
to come up with the ranking.
Is there anything for the forthcoming class of
2012′s program that you’ll adjust?
We’ve matured. And we’ve learned along the
way. We were very much a startup, testing various things, whether it’s how we
select companies, how we run the mentoring; last year we experimented bringing
IDEO in to do some design work with companies and they had office hours every
week, that was great, our companies benefited a ton from that and so did IDEO.
We are working on how to take that experience and make it even better. We’re
going to change the way mentors work a little bit, more incremental
changes.
You have many partnerships with companies like New World Ventures,
Sandbox Industries, IDEO, and a variety of other influencers in the tech startup
ecosystem. Why is this community so vital for growth?
You can be successful
without it, it’s just harder. When I started my first business operating out of
my parent’s basement writing software, I had no mentors, I had no one to turn
to, I didn’t have a clue. I had to learn it all and make lots of mistakes. We
sold that business after 6 years to Medline Industries and I stayed on to run
their software division for the next 5 years. After 11 years, I finally felt
like I had a handle on this art we call “business.”
So, part of what we do
through Excelerate and through the mentorships and formal programming is
accelerate that learning progress and accelerate the learning process. During
the course of July, our companies are exposed to what I call the ‘Entrepreneurs
MBA,’ so everyday from noon to 1:30, there’s a different seminar put on by an
expert on topics you need to learn about to run a business. If you are a first
time entrepreneur, there is a lot to learn-anything from SEO, HR, PR, key
performance indicators, building a financial model, understanding contracts,
legal issues, employee motivation, there’s a laundry list of things, things you
haven’t really thought about but you need to be exposed to.
When I first
started I didn’t know the difference between a balance sheet and an income
statement. I had an engineering degree, I could write software and I could solve
people’s business problems, but I didn’t know how to read financial
statements.
There are a lot of things you can learn from other people’s
mistakes or from other people, I can’t tell you how many times someone has come
to me for advice and I’ve said, ‘oh, I’ve seen this movie before, I know how
it’s going to end.’ I’ve been there, I’ve lived this. You need to hear from a
mentor: ‘now that you’re a real company, there’s things you need to deal with.’
That’s where the mentorship and the community really helps.
How did this
community become so vibrant and potent in Chicago?
In terms of the vibrancy
in the Chicago community, what happened is a couple of things. There was nothing
like this before three years ago and so people were hungry for it. You had
successful entrepreneurs who, when you’ve been running your business for 10
years, it’s kind of fun to roll up your sleeves with the guy operating in his
garage and remember those early days-and to help them, and feel like you’re
giving back.
We have a lot of people in Chicago now that have run successful
technology businesses that are ready and want to give back. Last year we had 145
mentors who came in and donated their time. And by mentors I mean the founder of
Groupon, the founder of GrubHub, founder of Open Table, founder of
Priceline-really great people all with great experience.
Chicago, all of a
sudden, has become a place where early stage financing is accessible in a way
that it wasn’t before. And I attribute that to that we finally have some
successful companies in the technology space.
So Chicago’s already had plenty
of capital, so if you look at all the private equity firms here-but most of that
was made on old-line businesses or financial services. So when those guys have
success, they want to reinvest in similar business, whether it’s manufacturing,
distribution… they weren’t investing in technology. Contrast that with Silicon
Valley, where you had some early successes, Fairchild, Intel, HP, etc., and
people that made money from those companies, the early investors, want to do it
again. They wanted to invest in technology business and this spiral started to
happen and it’s finally happening in Chicago. It’s evident by all the angel
groups looking to invest in technology: Hyde Park Angels, Wildcat Angels,
Cornerstone Angels, etc., and all the individuals doing it.
Even the
Firestarter Fund, where 42 successful entrepreneurs [Henikoff and Sam Yagan of
Excelerate Labs among them] put our own money in and pooled our resources to
help the early stage entrepreneurs with not only cash, but with our networks and
knowledge. It’s just an indication that the tide is turning. No longer is there
a lack of capital and you have to go to Silicon Valley to raise money for a
startup. You put all those things together and it’s pretty cool.
You must
read hundreds of business proposals all the time, how do you keep from becoming
cynical? (Henikoff is also a faculty coach at The University of Chicago’s
Booth’s Venture Challenge, if you were already wondering where he finds the time
to sleep.)
We receive hundreds of applications, the last few years we
received about 300, and this year we’re recruiting harder and harder. And yeah,
you get a little cynical, you see a lot of patterns, you tend to see the same
plans over and over again, but you pick out the one’s that you think are good
plans with great entrepreneurs. I firmly, firmly believe that it’s the execution
and the entrepreneur that’s the differentiator, much more important than the
idea. So Google was not the first company with an idea for a search engine, Ebay
wasn’t the first company with the idea of an auction site, you know? But these
guys came on top because of how they executed the best.
http://doejo.com/blog/excelerate-labs-ceo-troy-henikoff-talks-about-upcoming-2012-class-chicago-startup-community

Philip Tadros
708.655.6753
http://doejo.com
http://philcoextra.com

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Phil Tadros : (3 more
messages) and Phil, I know you love publicity, (hey, pub ain’t bad unless your
name is Chris Tomes or Doug Stukel) but all that glitters is not gold: there are
more taciturn guys like Andy Crestodina of Orbit Media — he’s at 4043 N.
Ravenswood and he has 10 developers, 5 designers, 5 project managers, and two
biz dev people; and he disagrees with you, Phil, on the uselessness of PMs
(remember, you got rid of your PMs) — his argument is that it’s a service biz
so you need them; and he even has Maura O’Hara as a client — at least until she
reads this
__________________
#1: Subject: Phil chosen as mentor for
StartupBus, a road trip startup incubator competition
Date: 2/21/2012
8:19:08 P.M. Central Standard Time
From: phil@doejo.com
To:
ron@192.168.1.100/tmr, RONALDMAY@aol.com

http://doejo.com/blog/phil-chosen-as-mentor-for-startupbus-a-road-trip-startup-incubator-competition

Do
you have what it takes to be a Buspreneur? You know, conceive and launch a
startup in a 72-hours-while on a bus-road-tripping to awaiting startup investors
in Austin?
You’re picturing Keanu Reeves in the front, pacing the bus
right?
What started out as an experiment by founder Elias Bizannes dubbed the
StartupBus, turned into an extreme entrepreneurial competition in 2010 where a
group of 25 strangers were thrown together on a bus to create a startup concept.
And if that wasn’t enough pressure, participants are traveling to SXSW’s Startup
Village in Austin, to get there by March 9th, to present six functional
prototype web services.
Basically, StartupBus serves as a startup vehicle
(literally and figuratively).
This year, StartupBus has expanded into 10
buses traveling to SXSW are coming from New York City, Cincinnati, Boston,
Silicon Valley, Florida, Louisiana, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Mexico, Washington
D.C.
Doejo’s own Phil Tadros was chosen this year to be a “Hustler” for the
Boston team. A “Hustler” acts as a “business acumen,” mentoring teams along the
way. Boston bus “Conductor” Igor Lebovic said he chose Phil because of his
experience, way of thinking and ability to tackle a time-sensitive
competition.
“The bus will have a variety of skills and personalities,” Igor
said in an email. “On the other side of that scale, you’ll find some MIT/Harvard
20-year-old’s who could use some directional guidance but are absolutely
stunning in coding. Overall, I am looking for balance in hard and soft skills,
and Phil seemed to match a role that I was trying to fill.”
We’re pumped to
see the inevitable trip updates on Phil’s photoblog!
Friend StartupBus on
Facebook, check out their blog and read more about Boston’s StartupBus at
Bostinno.com.

Philip Tadros
708.655.6753
http://doejo.com
http://philcoextra.com

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#2: Subject: Uber, an on-demand
private driver app, visits Doejo
Date: 2/23/2012 1:08:15 P.M. Central
Standard Time
From: phil@doejo.com
To: RONALDMAY@aol.com,
ron@192.168.1.100/tmr

Uber is an on-demand accessible luxury car service,
all controlled by mobile app. Getting from point A to point B has never been
easier-or classier.
When you request an Uber car, a black town car picks you
up with hassle-free online payment (tip included), all manageable by Uber’s
dispatch software-integrated iPhone or Android app. You can seriously track your
car coming on a map in the app. It’s awesome.
Phil is an Uber evangelist. As
a matter of fact the guys at Uber were kind enough to give us a promo code that
will take $15 off any new Uber user’s first ride. The code is “Doejo,” if you
haven’t already guessed.
Allen Penn, the general manager of Uber Chicago and
Max Crowley, the community manager, paid a visit to the Doejo offices to talk
about expanding Uber’s reach and range of opportunities.
In situations where
there are a lot of crowds and no cabs, they’re there-whether it’s after a Bulls
game, a concert, event or even a restaurant experience. Uber has even teamed up
with Chicago Restaurant Week, offering free car services to one partner
restaurant a day-today is at Sunda by the way.
To Uber, your phone is more
than just a phone, it’s an emailed concert ticket, directions to a show, a
camera and blogging/ social media platform. So, for it to also be a pre-paid car
service just makes sense-and your night out that more seamless, Allen says. Why
bring your wallet?
It’s an interesting space to provide a service to, he
says, establishments rewarding its best customers or agencies taking out clients
who don’t want to fuss with cabs. Uber gives a restaurant the ability to offer
free rides home to customers, for example. And since many agencies and tech
companies budget in cab fare for clients and employees, why not make it easier
for them with a easily manageable Uber account?
For individual users,
especially in a major city where few own a car, there’s a core transportation
need. With or without an accessible taxi option, many users-out with friends, on
a date or in remote areas-are willing to pay a bit more for a better experience,
Allen says. And Uber is looking into as many permeations of that as possible.
And that’s why Uber is a startup we love.

Philip
Tadros
708.655.6753
http://doejo.com
http://philcoextra.com

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#3: Doejo’s an Automattic Code Poet on
WordPress
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Philip Tadros phil@doejo.com
Feb 23 (1 day
ago)
to RONALDMAY, me
We’ve done some amazing work for a wide range of
clients using WordPress and WordPress VIP.
And aside from offering a
easy-to-integrate and manage publishing platform-for both the developers and the
clients-WordPress has a fantastic community following with great referral
perks-It’s how we met one of our biggest clients!
Recently Doejo was listed
on WordPress as an Automattic Code Poet, for having a whole section of our site
dedicated to our WordPress work for clients like Greater > Than, Consequence
of Sound, Ice Cream Man, Cheeky Chicago, Olive Films, and a slew of other web
development and platform development work.
It’s our recent work utilizing
WordPress VIP for a large US broadcaster that we’re really proud of. Operating
broadcast TV stations in 20 U.S. cities, the company needed to upgrade their
various network-affiliated websites to be as modernized and functional as
possible.
They were referred to Doejo when they decided to switch the
publishing platform from its proprietary system to WordPress VIP. Along the line
we did the complete information architecture for all 20 network news sites.
Soon, editors and writers will be able to upload news stories, video and various
media much more efficiently and with a more idiomatic UX.

http://doejo.com/blog/doejos-an-automattic-code-poet-on-wordpress
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Joel
Berez who wants to start a chess club with local emphasis answers Ron’s
questions about 19 year old chess champ Magnus Carlsen (from
Norway)
Subject: Re: Joel, at the MIT-EF party you said you wanted to
start a local chess site…
Date: 2/21/2012 5:46:16 P.M. Central Standard
Time
From: joel@berez.com
To: RONALDMAY@aol.com

Hi
Ron,

You sound intrigued. Answers below, but please don’t print my
personal comments about some of these people!

Regards,
Joel

On
Feb 19, 2012, at 8:32 PM, RONALDMAY@aol.com wrote:

February 19,
2012
Joel,

Did you happen to see 60 Minutes tonight?

If
you did not, they profiled Magnus Carlsen and showed our old friends Boris
Spasky (Magnus drew him when he was just 13 years old) and Bobby
Fisher.

Yes, nice human interest story, but didn’t go very deep. The
documentary a few years ago on Susan Polgar was better in that sense (My
Brilliant Brain – Make Me A Genius). Last year’s HBO documentary on Bobby Fisher
was quite good as well.
What makes Magnus Carlsen so good that they
call him “the Mozart of chess”?

Both child prodigies? Then again, that’s
really not so unusual for Grandmasters, but Magnus climbed to the top faster
than anyone. I wonder if such modern advantages as online chess services, chess
engines and databases, and easy travel to elite tournaments might have made ia
difference in his rate of progression.
There have been other chess
prodigies.

Does he have a particular style of play, as for instance, a
Nimzovich did?
To tell you truth, I really don’t understand the game
at the level these guys play. I’ve been impressed, though, with his
determination to win. I’ve watched him play late into the night, hours after
most others would have settled for a draw, and finally wear down his opponent to
the point where he makes one little mistake that Magnus can pounce on to
win.

They interviewed the guy who runs
www.chessbase.com/

Do
you know him or Magnus?
Yes, I know pretty well all of the chess
people in the program. I’ve gotten into a few heated philosophical debates with
Freddie, who has helped me understand how the Nazis came to power in Germany.
He’s not such a bad guy, but is quite rigid in his thinking, which can lead him
to some rather frightening opinions.

I first met Magnus and his dad,
Henrik, about 5 years ago in Tel Aviv, where he was playing in the World Blitz
Championship that my company sponsored. We happened to all get back to our hotel
around 11pm and were hungry, so we went to the only restaurant still open at
that hour — MacDonald’s! It really struck me at the time that he seemed like
such a normal teenager, somewhat reserved around a stranger like me and very
much like my son who is the same age, yet was so incredibly gifted in chess. By
comparison, when I first met Hikaru Nakamura at a similar age, he was an
arrogant, obnoxious brat. (I should add that Hikaru has matured quite a bit and
is now pretty likable.)

Both Magnus and Hikaru are part of a generation
of strong chess players who have grown up on ICC, with both of their fathers
complaining to me that their sons spend too much time playing, rather than
seriously working at the game. By coincidence, I spent some time with all of
them a few weeks ago discussing my own hypotheses about ways to motivate
children to stay with chess far longer than they normally do. Henrik was
particularly interested in these ideas and the plans for my new
business.

Also, why is Chessbase.com so dominant?

First to market
with a comprehensive database of chess games, technology-driven company with
methodical development plans, excellent job of cultivating and maintaining
contacts with top chess people (Freddie gets a lot of the credit), good news
coverage of major chess events (albeit heavily biased towards friends — won’t
mention ICC even when reporting on an ICC tournament!), and some big mis-steps
by the competition (especially ICC before my time). Basically their chess
database and analysis software has been the standard for serious players and
they were able to leverage that to become one of the three major players in
online chess (after ICC ignored their offer to work together).
They
said that Magnus makes $1.5MM a year driven by advertising sponsors.

I
believe it. Henrik was an engineer, but it’s become a full time job just helping
Magnus with his chess career and ancillary opportunities.
They also
said that he has 10,000 games in his head. How on earth is that possible, and
beyond that, how would you pull them up?

One of the things that really
amazed me when I started meeting top chess players is that they quite commonly
seem to be able to remember every game they’ve ever played, at least in
tournaments, as well as large numbers of games of others. I don’t know how
10,000 might compare to others, but they’ve obviously got some quite efficient
storage systems. Presumably what they’re remembering is not so much a sequence
of moves, but something more like a logical progression of familiar patterns
plus aberrations from expected positions. In fact I’ll bet it’s easier to
remember good games than bad ones, with the greater deviations from strong and
familiar lines of play requiring more unique
storage.
Ron
_____________________________
Mike Fekety: Come on
Mike, you can do better than that
Subject: Re: Mike, this time I’m on
top of it. The story about how your old co. lost $53MM?
Date: 2/22/2012
12:08:12 P.M. Central Standard Time
From: mfekety@pt.com
To:
RONALDMAY@aol.com

No
revenue.

——————————————-
From:
RONALDMAY
Sent: 02/22/2012 10:55 AM EST
To: Michael Fekety
Cc:
ronaldmay@aol.com
Subject: Mike, this time I’m on top of it. The story about
how your old co. lost $53MM?
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Date: 2/24/2012 6:50:01 A.M. Central
Standard Time
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To: ronaldmay@aol.com
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There is a minimal $20 application fee and the twelve selected companies
will be able to present at NO ADDITIONAL COST!
Please note that no
presenting company application will be looked at until the $20 application fee
has been paid.
What are the benefits of presenting your company at the
Funding Feeding Frenzy?
Presenting companies have the opportunity to turn $20
into possibly millions through a 10-minute presentation to a panel of investors.

15-minutes of panelist Q/A and recommendations.
Presenters receive a
high-value presentation coaching session prior to the event from experienced
entrepreneurs.
Presenting companies have the chance to win exciting rewards
(Crowd Favorite and Best of Show Judging) and other exciting prizes.
VIP
Treatment: 2 VIP passes ($198 value) and Special VIP promotional Giveaways.

Admission to the “Meet The Money” VIP Lunch and “Big Splash” After-Party.

For companies not selected, your $20 application fee will be applied towards
your investment to “Swim in the Fishbowl,” VIP or regular admission.

The
Fish Bowl is an awesome way to introduce your business to an audience of
attendees, investors and fellow entrepreneurs; having an entire day to showboat
your company could be a tremendous dive forward for your business. Crowds always
enjoy an interactive exhibit and with our premium exhibition package, a business
can turn an experience into a marketing opportunity that can result in positive
exposure to a wide audience.
Benefits of the Fish Bowl
Benefits of being
an Exhibitor

5′ table to show off your company
Company listed in
the FFF program
Wi-Fi availability
2 Attendee passes (value $118)

Admission to the “Meet the Money” Lunch and “Big Splash” After-Party

Networking opportunities with Investors
Chance to win exciting prizes

6′×6′ exhibition booth space
3 VIP Attendee pass ($297 value)
3
Attendee pass ($176 value)
Hi-Visibility Logo inclusion on all marketing

Company Recognition at event
Significant company branding
Quarter
Page ad in FFF program
Platinum Plus: Present your company

Register
Here Register Here
If you’re not ready to take the plunge into the Feeding
Tank, come join us as an attendee and watch the Funding Feeding Frenzy live. As
fellow entrepreneurs ourselves, we recognize the value in not just finding
money, but also the tremendous resources that the right people can bring to your
business. Don’t miss this opportunity to network with Chicago’s finest
entrepreneur and experience a truly extraordinary event!
Cheers,
The
Funding Feeding Frenzy Team
www.FundingFeedingFrenzy.com
For more
information about The Funding Feeding Frenzy, please be sure to contact:
Bob
Bock,
708.646.9047
Bob@FundingFeedingFrenzy.com
Chicago’s High Energy
Entrepreneur Center
744 N. Wells Street, Chicago, IL 60654
Located on
Wells St. / River North neighborhood.
Only 1 Block from the Chicago Brown
Line Stop.
Join our MeetUp Group and plan on attending some outstanding
VentureSHOT Events!

For more information about VentureSHOT, please be
sure to contact:
David
Culver,
312.953.9919
david@FundingFeedingFrenzy.com

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MONDAY FEBRUARY 27TH – Real Estate Investor
Event – Deal Makers and Investor Meetup
Subject: MONDAY FEBRUARY
27TH – Real Estate Investor Event – Deal Makers and Investor Meetup
Date:
2/24/2012 11:40:40 A.M. Central Standard Time
From:
bob@fundingfeedingfrenzy.com
To: ronaldmay@aol.com
Join Us at
VentureSHOT™ for Our
Real Estate Investor Event
Deal Makers and Investor
Meetup
Monday February 27th from 5pm to 8pm
VentureSHOT™ Headquarters

744 N. Wells Street, Chicago, IL 60654
Located on Wells St. / River North
neighborhood.
Only 1 Block from the Chicago Brown Line Stop.
We have
created a Meetup Group to make
it easy to RSVP or you can Register
Here!
Ron,
This event is designed to bring together Real Estate Investors,
keep track of the local Real Estate Market and find opportunities to benefit the
members of the meetup who are investing in, buying or selling real estate.
Owners, Deal Makers, Investors, Portfolio Managers, Commercial and Residential
are all welcome!
Agenda:
*Introductions
*Agenda Review
*Real Estate
Project Types
*Market Conditions
*Deal Structures /
Opportunities
*Opportunities Wanted
*Open Networking
There will be a
good amount of time for open “mastermind” discussion, deal review and
collaboration, plus Q&A.
Only $20 early bird, $25 regular and $30 at the
door
These events will sell out due to space. Register Now!
Email
david@FundingFeedingFrenzy.com or
call David Culver @ 312-953-9919 for more
information.
Also plan on attending other outstanding VentureSHOT Events!

Chicago’s High Energy Entrepreneur Center
744 N. Wells Street, Chicago,
IL 60654
Located on Wells St. / River North neighborhood.
Only 1 Block
from the Chicago Brown Line Stop.
What are some of the great things that
happen at VentureSHOTTM?
· VentureSHOTTM Super-Ultra Collaborative
Entrepreneurial Group meetings
· “Meet the Money” Angel Investor and Venture
Capital “Meet & Greet” sessions
· Coaching for Funding Presentations and
other important strategic presentations
· Participation in many valuable
Mastermind Sessions including:

- Founder / CEO “Top Challenges”

-
Funding Challenges and Solutions
- Revenue Growth Strategies
- Strategic
Marketing and Brand Development
- Developing a Powerful Company
Culture

· Access to “Flex-Space” or Private Offices in a fun, highly
collaborative and entrepreneur friendly working environment
Come experience
the awesome collaboration opportunities at Chicago’s newest Entrepreneur Center
& Incubator!
Cheers!
The VentueSHOT
Team.
www.VentureShot.com

For more information about The Funding
Feeding Frenzy, please be sure to contact:
Bob
Bock,
708.646.9047
Bob@FundingFeedingFrenzy.com

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Leading Cloud Computing Services
Company Etherios Hires Tucker MacLean to Lead Nonprofit and Education
Practice
Leading Cloud Computing Services Company Etherios Hires
Tucker MacLean to Lead Nonprofit and Education Practice
Inbox
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Bruce Montgomery tatvshow@yahoo.com
Feb 22 (2 days ago)
to me, Ron

Leading Cloud Computing Services Company Etherios Hires Tucker MacLean to
Lead Nonprofit and Education Practice
Etherios further expands customer
success with CRM and the social enterprise into Nonprofit and Education
Industries
CHICAGO — (www.twitter.com/techaccesstv) — Etherios, a leading
cloud computing services company, today announced the appointment of
salesforce.com veteran and former leader of that company’s nonprofit programs,
Tucker MacLean, as its new Nonprofit and Education Practice Director. MacLean
will help Etherios expand upon on its early successes in moving nonprofits to
the cloud. He will also be responsible for developing a philanthropic strategy
for the Company to leverage its rapid growth to give back to the
community.
“Salesforce.com has ushered in a breakthrough for nonprofit
organizations by enabling them access to a world-class enterprise technology
that most nonprofits could not previously afford,” says Mike Dannenfeldt,
Etherios Founder and CEO. “Tucker was a catalyst for this progress and we are
thrilled to have him join the leadership team.”
MacLean joined salesforce.com
in 2000 where he started consulting in the professional services organization.
He progressed into a sales and business development role before taking on
leadership responsibilities in the nonprofit and social change community in
2006. During his tenure he created an innovative discounted pricing model for
nonprofit and education organizations, and was most recently VP of Customer
Success for the salesforce.com Foundation. In that role he oversaw partner
programs, as well as the adoption and use of Salesforce CRM by more than 13,000
nonprofit organizations.
“During my time at salesforce.com I worked with
numerous consulting partners and was most impressed by the innovative and
efficient customer solutions delivered by Etherios,” says MacLean. “Etherios
combines its project experience, technical architecture and training expertise
into a methodology that accelerates its customers’ success. I’m excited to help
extend these benefits to the nonprofit community.” MacLean also notes how this
methodology leverages and relies on the social capabilities of the Force.com
Platform, which is long overdue for nonprofits that have always had to be
‘social organizations.’”
About Etherios
Recognized as an “Innovator in the
Cloud” by salesforce.com, Etherios is a leading cloud computing services
company. We help companies of all sizes and industries realize their social and
IT strategies around cloud computing for CRM, system integration, training, and
custom application development.
Founded in 2008, Etherios advises on and
draws from industry-leading cloud-based technologies (Salesforce.com, Google and
Amazon) to enable our customers’ success. Etherios has offices in Chicago and
Dallas providing consulting & training services from coast to coast in the
U.S. and abroad. In addition, over 1000 companies use Etherios’ products to
manage and customize their salesforce.com sales, service, and custom cloud
applications.
Press Contacts:
Etherios
Paul Stedman, 888-287-2711 ext.
109
pstedman@etherios.com

Bruce Eric Montgomery
Executive Producer
& Host
Technology Access Television
200 S. Wacker Drive, 15th
Floor
Chicago, IL 60606-5865
(312)
725-8601
tatvshow@yahoo.com
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