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Seattle - Fireside Chat - Successful Entrepreneurship w/ Shirish Nadkarni
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Seattle - Fireside Chat - Successful Entrepreneurship w/ Shirish Nadkarni

When: 3/29/2012
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Bellevue Club
11200 SE 6th St
Bellevue, Washington  98004
United States
Contact: Kelly Yip

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Fireside Chat with Shirish Nadkarni

Date: Thursday, March 29, 2012

Location: Bellevue Club, 11200 Southeast 6th Street, Bellevue, WA 98004

Time: 6:30PM to 8:30PM

Admission: $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 entrepreneur. 

Appetizers will be served.


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 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.

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