21 Feb February 21, 2023 – 8 Exits Travis Steffen and Interacting Streaming Wim Sweldens
Travis Steffen – Serial Founder with 8 Exits, Inc 500 CEO, Bestselling Author, Doctoral Candidate in Marketing, Growth Hacker, Accelerator Mentor, Founder of High Growth Leaders
Take a contrarian approach. If you are seeing everyone think in
a specific way, think in the exact opposite way, because that is
going to be a less saturated path.
Travis Steffen is a serial entrepreneur with 8 exits. He’s an Inc 500 CEO, a published author, and a mentor for Silicon Valley’s top accelerators. He’s a doctoral candidate in marketing, and is passionate about helping founders grow businesses that are trying to change the world. He is the founder of High Growth Leaders. He also is a mentor for Silicon Valley’s top accelerators, He works with several venture funds, and he’s been featured in the majority of the major business publications you’ve heard of. After getting his last company, GrowFlow, onto the Inc 500 (#312) in 2021, things were moving so quickly, and he was craving clarity from others who had been where he was.
SFS Minute 101: Smart Collaboration
Wim Sweldens – Co-Founder at Kiswe
We believe in the philosophy of first who then what. Meaning
that you pick your team, you put the right people on the team and
then you jointly figure out what direction to go in. It’s easier to
pivot in terms of business strategy than to change the team.
Wim Sweldens is the Co-Founder and Chief Architect of Kiswe Mobile, a pioneer in interactive streaming. Previously Wim was the head of the Alcatel-Lucent Mobile Division and Ventures Group. Wim has a Ph.D in Applied Mathematics, is a fellow of the IEEE, and a member of the Belgian Royal Academy of Sciences. Kiswe—the interactive video tech company, one of TIME’s most important inventions of 2021 and a Deloitte 500 top 20 company—has powered the world’s largest virtual concerts and events, including Josh Groban, Justin Bieber, Queen + Adam Lambert, The Rolling Stones and many others. Kiswe also works with major sports teams and events including the NBA, PPV.COM, ESPN and most recently with the LA Clippers to bring alternative broadcasts to their fans via Clippervision, which allows for fans to watch the games in Korean, Spanish, or English.