Food for Thought: Entrepreneurs Uncensored

Panel Members: Bea Wray (ERLink), Peter Bounaiuto( Travel TV Network), Radford Harrell (TalentSoup)

Thursday, January 20, 2011, 11:30 am-1:00pm  Rm. 126, PARB Building, Georgia Tech Savannah Campus

FREE LUNCH PROVIDED  To attend, please sign up by Tuesday January 18, 2010 By Email: jjordan@georgia.org or by phone: 912-963-2551

 About the Panel discussion:

Join us for this Food for Thought event while three successful serial entrepreneurs engage in a tell-all panel discussion. Listen in and ask questions as they discuss, among other things:

  • What gave them the confidence to “risk it all” and start a company
  • How did they fund the first 6-12 months of their startup?
  • What mistakes have taught them valuable lessons for the future?
  • Top 3 things they know now that they wish they knew from the beginning?
  • Most important attribute an entrepreneur has to possess?

About the Panel members:

Bea Wray is a high tech entrepreneur who has developed successful companies in the U.S. and abroad. She was the founder of Sourceharbor specializing in software escrow and serving hundreds of clients across six countries. Sourceharbor was sold to NCC Group, plc in 2006. Bea was a founder of Deposix in Munich and SourceFile in San Francisco.  Most recently, Bea has cast her IT services expertise into the healthcare industry with ERLink, an online community for emergency room physicians.  Bea is a Liberty Fellow in association with the Aspen Institute and received a Masters in Business Administration with Distinction from the Harvard Business School.

Peter M. Buonaiuto, Sr. is co-founder and CEO of Travel TV Network, LLC a technology company that delivers local search and Facebook marketing solutions via its YellowMarketing.com and MediaFeedia.com platforms respectively. During his 27 year career with telecommunications and Internet ventures he has served in a variety of mid-level and senior-level positions for companies representative of every size and life cycle. Past successes include ConQuest Telecommunication where he led the company’s growth from a start-up to a $100 million per year purveyor of specialized telecom services.  Mr.Buonaiuto then co-founded Send2Fax, LLC an internet fax services company in 2001 which grew profitably to serve nearly forty thousand customers worldwide until the company was acquired in 2006 by eFax.

Radford Harrell is the founder of TalentSoup.com, which is working hard to blow up the modeling and talent industry. TalentSoup was a finalist in the TAG / GRA business competition in 2009 and is proudly bootstrapped. His broad work history includes design and marketing medical devices, VC-backed startup founder, Caribbean dive boat captain, commercial diver, and the US Navy (a Judge’s idea). He holds a BSID from Auburn University, and lives in Savannah with his wife Emily, young sons Gressett and Mcree, and 2 old dogs. He believes in investing in individuals to aid them in achieving personal success, as well as supporting Savannah’s burgeoning community of technologists and entrepreneurs. Rad is on the Board of the new Creative Coast.

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