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Road to Victory – Through Success and Failures
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Road to Victory – Through Success and Failures

Ready to hear victorious entrepreneurs tell their personal stories? True stories about the risks they took, the decisions they made – and sometimes the prices they paid?
Some found their road to victory by following a longtime dream. Others pursued a sudden insight. Their journeys have all been different, with tough slogs and stunning vistas, but all have brought them to success.

Come spend some time with them. Let them tell you their personal stories over drinks and snacks. Ask them questions, along with other entrepreneurs, executives, and professionals. Join TEC club members ( URL link) to hear first-hand stories from the road to victory!

When: September 22 , 2011
Where: SNR Denton Office, 25th Floor ; 1221 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY
Time: 6:30pm-9:00pm

6:30 – 7:00 –Networking with light food and drinks
7:00 – 8:00 – Panel and Q&A
8:00 – 8:30 – Networking


Dane Atkinson
Dane Atkinson is a New York serial entrepreneur with a half dozen internet service companies to his name. Squarespace being his last venture where he joined as CEO and second employee guiding the company through over 1000% growth in three years. Dane currently CEO of Sum(All) a new SaaS making big data accessible to the rest of us.

Leo Grzhonko

After graduating UC Berkeley in 1998 Leo Grzhonko went to work on Wall Street in equity derivatives space. Leo moved on to run a hedge fund that traded electricity and along the way followed his hobbies, shot short films for festivals, interviewed people for TV, hypnotized people, and had business projects around the world. In 2007 Leo Co-founded AdoTube, an online advertising video platform. AdoTube started with a tiny office and four enthusiasts and became the staple of video advertising with more than 130 people employed around the world. Leo is on the board of many companies in the tech and not so tech space.”

Michael Hussey

Michael Hussey is a technology entrepreneur who has created some of the most popular websites and online trends. He first started managing web communities ten years ago at the University of Maine, where he helped design, develop, and launch, one of the very first electronic magazines. Michael has founded and, two of the most popular education websites on the web, and is often credited as the original inventor of online rating and opinion websites, since the debut of in 1999. Since 2006, he has been the CEO of PeekYou, a people search technology company. serves 8 million monthly visitors and is one of the 300 most popular US websites. Hussey has been featured in hundreds of media reports, including every top-ten circulated newspaper, CNN, Fox News, Esther Dyson’s Report 1.0, and the BBC.