Brian Norgard – Founder of Namesake

Brian Norgard - Founder of Namesake

Brian Norgard is founder of Namesake—a conversation community. He is also an active angel investor, advisor and adventurer. Prior to founding Namesake Brian founded Ad.ly (largest micro endorsement network) and Newroo (acquired by FOX Interactive Media in 2006). Brian graduated with honors from Brown University. Brian’s personal interest areas: spending time…

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Almar Holtz – Founder of 2theloo

Almar Holtz - Founder of 2theloo

As COO and founder of Amsterdam based 2theloo, Almar Holtz oversees the operational execution and implementation of the company’s core values. He provides leadership towards broadening the company’s business development, quality assurance and risk management initiatives. Almar is also in charge of employee recruitment and the company’s overseas expansion as…

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Steven Pressfield

Steven Pressfield

It’s absolutely amazing to watch the old ways break up while new ones are being born in chaos and craziness — all wildly democratic and open. Steven Pressfield is the author of the hugely successful historical novels Gates of Fire, Tides of War, and Last of the Amazons. His debut…

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Tom Bodkin – Co-Founder of Secret Compass

Tom Bodkin - Co-Founder of Secret Compass

Before co-partnering the cutting edge expedition company, Secret Compass, Tom Bodkin spent 6 years as an Officer in The Parachute Regiment.  During his Army career, Tom worked in Africa on multiple occasions.  He also worked in the humid rain forests of Brunei and is a qualified Jungle Warfare Instructor.  Tom saw active…

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Antoine Tesquier Tedeschi – Founder of Hu2 Design

Antoine Tesquier Tedeschi - Founder of Hu2 Design

Antoine Tesquier Tedeschi, 25, originally from Paris, has worked in Miami, London and Paris for the past few years. Known as an entrepreneur and designer, Antoine has launched Hu2 Design in 2007. His project is about developing new design ideas by merging the decorative and functional aspects into the same…

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Richard Price – Founder of Academia.edu

Richard Price - Founder of Academia.edu

Richard Price did a Ph.D at Oxford in philosophy. Alongside his PhD, he founded a few startups, including a Craigslist for Oxford (Liveout.co.uk) and a Facebook app that was the largest on the platform for several months (PeopleRadar). After finishing his PhD, he founded Academia.edu, which is a platform for…

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IdeaMensch Needs Your Help

IdeaMensch Needs Your Help

Short version: We are throwing our first event on March 30 in Los Angeles (awesome speakers, awesome content, awesome sponsors) and need your help promoting the event. Please check out for more information, tweet about it, share it on Facebook and please email every person you know in Southern California….

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Andrus Purde – Serial marketer & Co-founder of KnickerMail

Andrus Purde - Serial marketer & Co-founder of KnickerMail

Andrus dubs himself serial marketer, being a co-founder or advisor to several startups. Prior to startup life he spent almost five years at Skype in various marketing roles. He co-founded KnickerMail together with promising London-based lingerie designer Kriss Soonik in November last year ‘to balance all this message crafting, product…

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