Kick off for Start! Innovation Speaker Series - June 13

A Conversation with Entrepreneur John Wolpert

"Tales of Innovation from Silicon Valley to Australia"

Wednesday, June 13, 2012 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM (ET)

300 Senate Street, Columbia, SC 29201

Join CETi, the Faber Entrepreneurship Center, and USC Innovista as we welcome startup guru John Wolpert to Columbia, SC as part of the new Start! Innovation Series.

John is the founder of San Fransisco based Upstart Mobile, a venture funded startup launched out of Best Buy; leader of IBM’s Extreme Blue Incubator in Austin, Texas; and a published author in the Harvard Business Review. He's a connector, innovator, world traveler, and all around good man. He's passionate about business development, technology, startups, coding/hacking, talent management and business concept innovation.

Join us as we discuss innovation, life in two of the nation's top startup hubs and the merits of building entrepreneurial talent. We'll talk west coast, east coast and the gold coast.

Free, but limited seating
Light hors d'oeuvres
Cash bar
Great venue overlooking the Congaree River
Networking with some of Columbia's coolest startups
Insight, wisdom, and great stories

*Seating is limited for this exclusive event.

About the Series:

The Start! Innovation Series is a new series that invites aspiring entrepreneurs and innovators to connect and learn from seasoned startup mentors with both local and national entrepreneurial success. The goal is to have an unfiltered discussion about the challenges, risks and opportunities these entrepreneurs have faced on their journey to startup success. We talk tech, talent, innovation, startups and everything in between.

The Start! Series is powered by CETi, The Center for Entrepreneurial and Technological Innovation at USC.

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