Startup Fever; Building Success in Mobile and Social Applications

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What does it take to build a successful startup in the fiercely competitive mobile and social markets? Peter Biddle and Dan Shapiro, CEO and founder of Sparkbuy, will discuss the challenges and opportunities people face when trying to turn a big idea into a big success.

Biddle, Shapiro and listeners will also discuss some of the latest news and trends, including:

GroupOn Frenzy – Is GroupOn really worth it, and are they the future?

Incentivizing Startups – How effective are the myriad of applications contests from VC’s to corporate and government?

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About Our Guest
Dan Shapiro is the founder and CEO of Sparkbuy Inc, a comparison shopping website for consumer electronics, starting with laptops. Just out of stealth mode, Sparkbuy has already been reported on by TechCrunch, San Francisco Chronicle and TechFlash. Before Sparkbuy, Shapiro was founder and CEO of Ontela, a pioneering mobile imaging company, where he was named CEO of the Year by MobileBeat.

Prior to founding Ontela, Shapiro managed development of the RealArcade service at RealNetworks,Shapiro started his career at Microsoft.

Shapiro's articles have been published in the Washington Post, Wireless Week, and the Seattle PI, and he is a frequent speaker at conferences and events. He serves on the board of Bonanzle, and on the board of the nonprofit Washington Technology Industry Association.

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