Ted Prodromou survived the dot com crash which wiped out his twenty year career and he survived the financial collapse of 2008 which turned his business upside down. Ted has a few scars but is a better man because of the challenges. Ted started his first business in 1999 because he loves the freedom it provides. He says, “Owning your own business is no picnic but it sure beats living in the Dilbert cube.” His clients have their phones ring off the hook as result of a simple tips he gives them. He helps increase your revenue using the internet. Clients’ websites will be “famous” on the internet using social media (blogging, podcasting, video, social networking), LinkedIn strategies and LinkedIn advertising, Twitter strategies and Twitter advertising, Facebook strategies and Facebook advertising, and pay-per-click (PPC) marketing. He is a LinkedIn coach for financial advisors, sales professionals, realtors, authors, coaches, speakers, consultants, professional service providers and businesses whom want to use LinkedIn to increase their revenue. As the author of the growing “Ultimate Series” for businesses, Ted has written two versions of “Ultimate Guide to LinkedIn for Business” and “Ultimate Guide to Twitter for Business,” which help companies of all sizes reach more customers with dynamic, low-cost social media strategies. He is also a regular contributor to Entrepreneur.com.
Manjula Sridhar – Founder of ArgByte Technologies Inc
Manjula Sridhar is an entrepreneur with experience in technology and security. She is one of the earliest women technocrats to be smitten by the entrepreneurial bug, and is back with her second venture, a startup that helps individuals deal with online harassment and threats. Her company, ArgByte Technologies Inc, works with law enforcing authorities to curb the rising menace of online crimes targeted at individuals net users. While IT security of enterprises is being addressed by a lot of companies, there is a gap in addressing individual online security. She wants to address that. ArgByte will help with data, discovery and prevention of online security threats. Manjula, who was earlier with Lucent Technologies (now Alcatel-Lucent) in the US, left her job in 2006 to work on starting a company in data security. She was an entrepreneur in residence with IDG Ventures, and she went on to co-found Aujas Networks, a US-based provider of risk management, data protection and identity & access management solutions in 2008. Aujas raised $3 million from IDG. Manjula served as the chief technology officer. Subsequently, she moved back to senior corporate executive roles, working as a director of engineering with telecom gear maker Huawei and later as head of sales at payment security firm Arcot, which was acquired by CA Technologies.