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EFactor presents: Entrepreneurs Connecting Communities

EFactor Presents: Entrepreneurs Connecting Communities

EFactor is bringing two entrepreneurs who have contributed to the changing face of online communities: Micki Krimmel (CEO and founder of NeighborGoods) and Jeff Tinsley (CEO and founder of MyLife.)  Come join in on a great discussion, covering important lessons and methods to connect online communities.  You will also learn from both successful entrepreneurs who have created sustainable business models to continue growing their businesses.

This event will cover:

* How to sustain interactivity and engagement with massive communities of online users
* How do you make your social media strategy standout when everyone is also coming up with social media strategies as well?
* What is behavioral processes (psychological processes) behind the idea of "sharing"?
* What are the big DON'Ts in social media marketing?

About the Speakers:

Micki Krimmel has been building online communities for almost a decade.  She led the social media efforts for Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth, and co-authored the award winning book: Worldchanging: A User’s Guide to the 21st Century.  She also blogs for The Huffington Post and has been featured in Wired Magazine, Oprah Magazine...and many more.  Micki created NeighborGoods to help members save money and resources while strengthening local communities by sharing things with their neighbors. 

Formerly, Jeff Tinsley’s MyLife currently has more than 50 million members with the growing rate of 2 million new members per month.   MyLife helps users find friends, family, colleagues, lost loved ones from anytime in their lives, regardless of where they are - all in one place.  MyLife has become the go-to people search site delivering accurate results and making staying connected easy.  In the past, MyLife has received $25 million in funding from Oak Investment Partners.  Jeff was Earnst & Young’s Entrepreneur Of The Year, he was also the former CEO of


Michael Mikikian is the co-founder of Gickup, is a real-time, social gaming site that allows users to engage with the site and other users in a variety of ways. Gickup could be used as a medium of entertainment allowing users to watch other gamers play a live, virtual game. 

Dr. Tony Karrer is CEO/CTO of TechEmpower, a Los Angeles Web Development firm, and is considered one of the top technologists in e-Learning. He has twenty years’ experience as a CTO. Dr. Karrer taught Computer Science for eleven years. He has been the CTO for several start-ups, most notably eHarmony. His work in social media, e-Learning and Performance Support has won awards and has led him into engagements at many Fortune 500 companies including Credit Suisse, Royal Bank of Canada, Citibank, Lexus, Microsoft, Nissan, Universal, IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Sun Microsystems, Fidelity Investments, Symbol Technologies and SHL Systemhouse.

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It was a bittersweet event. The event was informative, inspiring, and well-received by all the audience there, but it turned out to be too successful that it became a disappointing night for many who could not get in due to limited capacity. EFactor is growing at a rate that surprises all of us, and growth is often accompanied with growing pain. We sincerely apologize for all the inconveniences, and we promise to always be the best we possibly can.

After a brief introduction of EFactor, the event formally began at 6:30 pm when Micki Krimmel, the founder of NeighborGoods, started the presentation about her company mission, strategies, and commitment for strengthening local communities by sharing things with their neighbors. Next, the CEO of mylife, Jeff Tinsley gave us an insightful presentation about what to do and what not to do for a social media startup.

Following the two presentations, a great panel starts. Besides Micki and Jeff, we are privileged to be joined by two other distinguished entrepreneurs. Michael Mikkian is the co-founder of Gickup, a real-time, social gaming site that allows users to engage with the site and other users in a variety of ways. Dr. Tony Karrer is CEO of TechEmpower, a Los Angeles Web Development firm, and is considered one of the top technologists in e-Learning.

The panel discussion covers a wide range of topics that entrepreneurs are eager to discover, such as how to create a successful social media campaign that stands out from the crowd, how to hire an experienced partner in the early stage, and how to sustain the growth in the social media sphere.

Overall, it was a successful event by itself, but it was just a great misfortune that the event could not be shared with more people. Again, we apologize for all the inconveniences.



Note on Pricing:

Early Bird Special - $10 (Ends 3 weeks before event date, sign up early!)

Regular Price - $15/Price at the door - $20

6:00pm - 6:30pm Networking

6:30pm - 7:00pm Micki Krimmel

7:00pm - 7:30pm Jeff Tinsley

7:30pm - 8:00pm Panel Discussion (with Michael and Tony)

8:00pm - 8:30pm Q&A

8:30pm - 9:00pm Networking Hour

9:00pm Event Ends



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