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Steven Speldewinde and Eric Zirgulis – FishTwits Founders

Steven Speldewinde and Eric Zirgulis are the Co-Founders of FishTwits.com. Steve (a law graduate from Australia) and Eric (a history graduate from California) met whilst pursuing Masters Degrees in Entrepreneurship at Lund University in Sweden. A short time into their Masters degree a discussion of heading to the Swedish lakes …

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Spencer Helm – Internet Marketer Realizing His Father Was Right

Spencer was born in the metropolitan and international cultural capital of Billings, Montana. Desperate to show young Spencer ‘how the other half lives’, his parents put an emphasis on traveling around the United States and stopping in cultural backwaters such as San Francisco, New York City, Chicago and like ‘burghs …

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Darick Dang – Designer, web developer, student of life

Darick Dang is a graphic designer, web developer, professional pianist, thinker, biologist, fashion enthusiast and music connoisseur. Born and raised in Portland, Oregon, Darick’s ultimate dream is to put Portland on the map through design and bring his family and friends with him in the process. At the age of …

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Jeff Hasen – Brand Architect, Mobile Marketer, Tech Evangelist

Jeff Hasen builds, strengthens and protects brands that impact people near and far. He has led results-driven programs for the world’s largest food company, the globe’s unifying sports showcase and the worldwide leader in Internet security technology. In recent years, he has made a dramatic impact on companies in the …

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Justin Bigart – Lifestyle entrepreneur, reluctant business person

A serial entrepreneur, Justin currently splits his time growing Wisetail, driving the technology and marketing behind Sage Spa Living which he co-founded with his wife, serving on the Board of American Wildlands, meditating while ultra-distance trail running and spending as much time as possible biking, skiing, climbing and traveling. In …

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Clark Benson – Founder of Ranker and serial entrepreneur

Clark Benson is the founder of Ranker, a consumer web startup that is a platform for ranking . . . anything.  Ranker is Benson’s 5th startup; all prior startups were successes – real businesses, real profitability.  He sold prior internet startup eCrush to Hearst in 2006.  Benson is also the founder of Almighty Music Marketing, which has provided various marketing services to the music industry since 1995.  Benson has always rolled some of his earnings into his other businesses, and self-financed the initial seed $1million for Ranker. Clark started his career in business affairs at Virgin Records America and co-wrote the book College: Your Guide To The Best Five Years of Your Life.

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