Fireside Chat with Shirish Nadkarni
March 29, 2012
Location: Bellevue Club, 11200
Southeast 6th Street, Bellevue, WA 98004
Time: 6:30PM to 8:30PM
$10/non-members; FREE for members
Ascend Seattle welcomes you to a fireside chat with successful
serial entrepreneur, Shirish Nadkarni. Shirish is co-founder and CEO of Zoomingo, a
location based Shopping application that helps shoppers locate the best sales
at local retail stores around town.
Join Ascend Seattle in learning more about the accomplishments of Shirish
and his enterprises.
Do what you
enjoy. Take what you do seriously. Invest in yourself. Learn what it takes to become a successful
Appetizers will be served.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
Prior to Zoomingo, Shirish Nadkarni was the co-founder of
Livemocha, the world’s largest language learning site with 12 million
registered members. Livemocha
transformed the staid language learning market with a unique community based
approach to language learning. Prior to
Livemocha, Shirish was the founder and CEO of TeamOn Systems, a mobile wireless
e-mail pioneer that was acquired by Research in Motion in 2002. The TeamOn technology serves as the core
foundation for Blackberry Internet E-mail, which is currently in use today by
over 50 million BlackBerry users.
Shirish started his technology career at Microsoft where as
a senior executive at MSN, he successfully drove the product strategy that
catapulted MSN.com to among the top three portal sites on the internet. While at MSN, he personally orchestrated the
acquisition of Hotmail and partnership with Inktomi Corporation to jump start
Microsoft’s entry into the two largest internet application categories – E-mail
and Search respectively.
Shirish holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BSE
from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Shirish serves on the board of Livemocha, TiE
Seattle and is an advisor to many technology startups.