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About the author:
Chuck Stormon is CEO of Attend LLC and Managing Director of the StartFast Venture Accelerator (a member of the TechStars Network). He regularly consults with public and private companies and investment banks on strategy, M&A and technology. Mr. Stormon's 25 years of experience starting and managing companies through all stages of their lifecycle extends across telecommunications, internet, software, semiconductor, defense and electric utility industries. Mr. Stormon is a member of the Executive Committee of the Seed Capital Fund of Central New York, the Board of Directors of Symphony Video, Inc. and the Board of Directors of CollabWorx, Inc.
Mr. Stormon founded Attend LLC in 2008. From March 2008 until March 2011, Mr. Stormon was Chief Marketing Officer of PacketExchange, a global next generation network service provider. Until September 2007, Mr. Stormon was Vice President of Strategy and Business Development for Tekelec, a $550 million NASDAQ-traded telecommunications equipment manufacturer. His responsibilities included corporate strategy, M&A strategy and business development. Prior to that, as Tekelec's Vice President of Product Management and Product Marketing, Mr. Stormon was responsible for successfully repositioning the company's communications software product lines for 400% growth over two years time. Mr. Stormon became part of Tekelec after its 2004 acquisition of Steleus, which he co-founded in 2001. At Steleus, Mr. Stormon first served as North American Chief Technology Officer, then as the CEO and Chairman of Steleus India before becoming the Executive Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Business Development. Mr. Stormon led the sales team to a 400% year-over-year sales gain, and established the strategic relationships that resulted in the acquisition of the company.
Prior to Steleus, Mr. Stormon was CEO and President of Coherent Networks, Inc. which he co-founded in 1987 and grew to almost 300 employees before it's acquisition in 2000. He holds Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Computer Engineering from Syracuse University, three (3) US Patents, and has many publications.
How to accelerate your software / internet / mobile venture
I've spent the last 25 years starting companies, learning what to do and what not to do, being mentored and mentoring others.
The single biggest thing I've learned in all that time is how to start fast. I'm going to share with you, in the couple of hours it takes for you to read this book what it took me years to figure out.
There are tremendous advantages to a fast start. You'll be able to see your idea in action quickly, get feedback from early adopters, adapt your product or service in response to that feedback, test and refine your business model all before investing a lot of money (yours or someone else's).
This book takes you step by step through a Lean Startup process and provides the tools you need to start fast, build a real business fast and attain as much success in the least time and with the least capital possible. The author shares experiences that illustrate many potential pitfalls and then explains how to avoid them. This book tells you how to validate, finance and scale your business all the way through a successful end game.
- Publication Date:
- 1468050753 / 9781468050752
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- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 5" x 8"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Business & Economics / Entrepreneurship