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Founder Dialogues VIII
Wednesday, May 9, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)
Sponsored by: Founder Collective
Featuring: Scott Savitz
Founder and Former CEO: Shoebuy.com
Moderator: Eric Paley, Managing Partner, Founder Collective
Date: May 9th, 2012
Location: Microsoft New England R&D Center
One Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA 02142
Time: 6pm – 8pm
Registration: Open to public. Limited Seating Available. Please be sure to register early.
Founder Dialogues is a Cambridge-based public event series featuring successful founders.
Have you ever wondered about the founders behind successful companies? How did they dream up their businesses? How did they get enough conviction to bet on success? What path led them to where they are now? What challenges did they face? What advice would they give to future entrepreneurs?
Founder Collective is dedicated to creating a forum for the start-up community to have these and more questions answered. We hope to enhance connections between entrepreneurs, students, venture capital funds, and early-stage startups through the real-life success stories of selected startup founders.
Scott Savitz is the founder and former CEO of Shoebuy.com. Scott is a strong advocate of entrepreneurship and innovation, especially where it aims to raise the bar on the consumer experience. Scott founded Shoebuy in 1999, and served as its CEO for twelve years through its sale to IAC. Under his guidance, Shoebuy became one of the largest online retailers in the country, with over 1 million products and $3.5 billion in inventory available for sale, serving over 8 million visitors a month. Scott owns and is Chairman of Smart Lunches. He also serves on the boards of Bluestem Brands, SimpleTuition, Two Ten, and MITX, and serves as an Advisor for Olejo Stores and On The Spot Systems, Inc. He also serves on several committees focused on fostering growth and a more robust New England economy including the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative and 12 X 12. Scott received a B.A. in English from the University of Colorado and currently resides in Boston, MA. He is a frequent industry speaker and has received numerous awards and accolades including Ernst & Young's New England Entrepreneur of the Year.