Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Kansas City Tech Scene Pep Talk

More hype about prospects for the online creative class amid the Summer of discontent . . .

Steve Case to KC entrepreneurs, investors: You can't sit back now

To nudge more Kansas Citians off of the sidelines and into its budding entrepreneurial ecosystem, former AOL founder Steve Case spoke Friday to a group of local investors at a luncheon. KCRise Fund managing director Darcy Howe hosted a fireside chat with Case for a crowd of investors, potential investors and entrepreneurs.

7 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Buy some condo's at Westport

Anonymous said...

Steve Case went to the same private school in Honolulu as President Obama. Early in his career he worked for Pizza Hut.

His biggest move was to sell America Online (AOL) to Time Warner in January 2001 for $164 billion, he got rich and the company fell apart. Because he found a bigger fool to buy America Online before the dot-com blow-up, he's remade himself into an "entrepreneurial expert." But, he hasn't done anything significant since.

Married his college girlfriend, had 3 children, divorced after 11 years. Married an AOL executive. He's a billionaire from the AOL sale.

Moral of the story: Recognize opportunities, and try to be in the right place at the right time. When technology and the economy are about to leave you behind, sell your business to a fool for a boatload of cash. Retire and do whatever the hell you want.

agentzero said...

9:34 nailed it, only kc is seeking him out

agentzero said...

He and Mark Cuban, had a timing win but couldn't repeat when real pros took over

agentzero said...

Let's see the roi returns and the great success roster with real data, or we can just chant momentum, Google, entrepreneur and fake it til we make it like Sly

agentzero said...

Our political class talking about tech is a lot like having nuns talk about sex

Anonymous said...

221, mark cuban had two major wins. His Radio on the Internet (shoutcast? winamp?) which I always thought was cool and also a ton of the patents to streaming HD content on the internet.