Seminars & Colloquia
Founder & CEO, Bronto Software
"From Code to Company: Lessons in Building a Software Company "
Tuesday January 17, 2012 06:00 PM
Location: 1231, EB2
(Visitor parking instructions)
This talk is part of the Fidelity Investment Speaker Series
Abstract: Joe will share lessons learned in building a company out of his spare bedroom ten years ago to a successful award-winning software company â€“ entirely bootstrapped without any outside capital. Today, Bronto Software employs over 120 people in over 20,000 square feet on the American Tobacco Campus in nearby Durham. Bronto was recently named as NCTAâ€™s Software Company of the Year and as a TBJ Best Place to Work.
Short Bio: Joe Colopy is the Founder and CEO of Bronto Software, the leading marketing platform for over a thousand retailers and other commerce-focused companies to drive revenue through email, mobile and social campaigns. He has guided the strategic direction of Bronto from a start-up, borne out of his spare bedroom, to becoming one of the 100 fastest growing private software companies in the United States.
Joe originally hails from Akron, Ohio but has lived in a number of places. He earned a bachelorâ€™s degree in Computer Science from Harvard University and an MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. During his more adventurous days, he was a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Seychelles Islands and a teacher in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Prior to starting Bronto Software, he worked within Marketing at Red Hat.
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