17 Jun June 18, 2018 – Mastermind Guy Ronan Leonard, Better Lean Startups John Mullins and BIO Exec James Greenwood
Ronan Leonard – Founder of Eccountability
Ronan Leonard is the founder of Eccountability. He was driven to create Eccountability, the platform that he so desperately needed with the goal of connecting business owners across the globe, providing accountability and support for a fraction of the cost of what was available on the market. When Ronan looked around for other entrepreneurs like him who constantly work on and not just in their business, he couldn’t find many so many. He knew accountability was the key and he became the Mastermind Guy! Prior to this, he ran Australia’s largest casino party hire company. Built from 2 tables to over 60 tables, he conducted over 3800+ successful events. His passion and a real willingness to please our customer and to provide a seamless event made him the most trusted casino hire company.
John Mullins offers the “done it before” experience of a three-time entrepreneur with the research expertise found among faculty at only a handful of the world’s leading business schools. Simply put, John Mullins has practiced what he preaches and has the entrepreneurial scars to prove it. He learned the way most entrepreneurs learn, from both failure and success. John served as Vice President in the early high-growth days at a young company with great clothing stores called Gap; founded Pasta Via International and took it public before market and technological changes took the company down and pioneered chimney-type charcoal starters for American barbecue enthusiasts. From all these experiences and from the extensive research effort that underlies the five editions of this book, John has drawn insights that deliver powerful lessons from which every entrepreneur — and many investors, for that matter — can learn. As a member of the entrepreneurship faculty at London Business School, John and his colleagues — most of whom are successful entrepreneurs in their own right — develop world-class entrepreneurs and train and provide talent for the venture capital industry. As a result, John is uniquely positioned to have written what he hopes you will find an accessible and eye-opening book. Once you have read this fifth edition, John believes you’ll agree that ignoring even one of the seven domains outlined in the book can be a roadmap to entrepreneurial disaster.
James C. Greenwood – President and CEO of the Biotechnology Innovation Organization
James C. Greenwood is President and CEO of the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) in Washington, D.C. It represents more than 1,000 biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations across the United States and in more than 30 other nations. He represented Pennsylvania’s Eighth District in the U.S. House of Representatives from January 1993 through January 2005. A senior member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, he was widely viewed as a leader in healthcare and the environment. James graduated from Dickinson College in 1973 with a BA in Sociology. From 1977 until 1980, he worked as a caseworker with abused and neglected children at the Bucks County Children and Youth Social Service Agency. He is married with three children and resides in Upper Makefield, Pennsylvania.