A Perfect Storm of Opportunity: Bill Gross at TEDxYouth@Caltech
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Bill Gross is a lifelong entrepreneur who has been starting companies since he was 12 years old.Â He has personally started more than 100 companies in the last 42 years, of which more than 40 have gone public or been acquired. Bill is the Founder and CEO of Idealab, a "company factory" based in Pasadena, which he started in 1996.Â Bill is credited with starting the first online business directory company with CitySearch, the first online car retailed with CarsDirect, the first paid search engine with Goto.com/Overture, and the longest-running technology incubator where he has been the creator of all these companies. Bill is a graduate of the California Institute of Technology, where he currently serves on the Board of Trustees.Â He also serves on the Board of the Art Center College of Design, and more than 20 technology companies in California.
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
TEDxYouth@Caltech was held on January 19, 2013, at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in Pasadena, CA. Learn more at http://www.tedxyouthcaltech.com
Led Digital Marketing Efforts of Top 500 e-Retailers.
Worked with Top Brands at Leading Agencies.
Successfully Managed Over $50 million in Digital Ad Spend.
Developed Strategies and Processes that Enabled Brands to Grow During an Economic Downturn.
Taught Advanced Internet Marketing Strategies at the graduate level.
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