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Wednesday, March 4 • 10:00am - 11:00am
The Challenges of Leaving An Industry

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As a successful specialist in industry, accustomed to the predictability and stability of corporate life, you may find yourself dreaming about startup possibilities from time to time. Is startup life right for you?  There are no easy answers.  Join us to learn about some of the challenges of leaving industry.

Speakers
avatar for John Adolph

John Adolph

Founder, Parqer
In 2013, John created Parqer to bring PCI-compliant mobile payments to the parking industry, initially focused on valet providers. Parqer's software-based solution, which requires no hardware, allows valet companies to seamlessly accept credit cards without slowing their existing... Read More →
avatar for Ross Bates

Ross Bates

Co-Founder & CTO, Key Ring
Ross Bates is the Co-Founder and CTO of Key Ring, one of the most popular mobile shopping apps on both iOS and Android. In 2009 he left his position as a Technical Architect at AT&T to pursue the dream of building something from the ground up. In the following years he helped bu... Read More →
avatar for David Hess

David Hess

Founder, The Well Community Church
David K. Hess (Dave) brings 20 years of executive management, software development, computer security, computer administration, networking and entrepreneurial experience and expertise to the founding of Data Bakery – delivering turn-key custom software services and solutions. O... Read More →
avatar for Ed Lopategui

Ed Lopategui

Founder/CEO, RevVision
Technology evangelist, entrepreneur, and aerospace engineer specialized in the software tools and technology which enable engineering, design, and product development, specifically Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Product Data Management (PDM), Knowledge Management, and Comput... Read More →
avatar for Marta Soncodi

Marta Soncodi

Cofounder, Latticera
I am a cofounder of Latticera, a company specialized in custom business applications. I started Latticera in late 2013, after spending most of my work life in corporate telecom - as a software developer, software development manager and project manager. My current interests a... Read More →
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Freddy Vaca

SVP IT & Strategy, The Pinnacle Group
As the Senior Vice President of Strategy for The Pinnacle Group, Freddy Vaca leads the Pinnacle family of companies’ business strategy and IT service operations throughout the United States and Canada. Vaca is responsible for many key areas of Pinnacle’s operation including IT strategy, vendor management system, payrolling services and strategic initiatives. As one of the longest-tenured employees in the... Read More →


Wednesday March 4, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
White Space 2001 N. Lamar, 5th Floor