“Give a man a fish, and you’ll feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you’ve fed him for a lifetime .”
We’ve all heard that quote before, but this week’s live chat host (RSVP here) Jason Nazar epitomizes the expression when it comes to entrepreneurship. He co-founded Docstoc.com, the online documents site for starting new businesses, just a month after debuting the product at 2007’s TechCrunch40 Conference.
And ever since, Jason has been teaching others to “fish” by sharing his startup expertise with aspiring entrepreneurs, both through his informative (and incredibly entertaining) keynote speeches — and by creating Startups Uncensored, the longest running and most widely attended technology gathering in Southern California.
Jason definitely knows what he’s talking about — Docstoc.com is now one of the top 500 most visited websites in the world, with 20 million unique visitors per month and 25 million registered users.
His expertise spans from raising seed funding (how’s half a million in 45 days?) to integrating multiple revenue streams (Docstoc’s first version turned a profit solely through Google AdSense!) to nabbing startup press (it’s worth chasing after — literally: Jason skipped his law school final to follow TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington and flood him with a never-ending verbal press release…and a few drinks too).
But his helpful presentations and public speaking engagements are just icing on the cake for us — the real star is Jason and his career. A former partner at a venture consulting firm, this serial entrepreneur just launched a beta version of License 123, a website built to educate new companies about location-specific business licenses. And Docstoc, his first company, has transformed from a complimentary storage space to an online marketplace and, finally, to a subscription-based service complete with daily articles and videos from business pros — including the thought leader himself.
Jason is nothing short of a startup superhero. (For proof, see this awesome blog post he wrote about how entrepreneurs are modern Supermen and Wonder Women.)
This Thursday, October 4th at 3 PM EST is your chance to talk to Jason about starting a tech company outside of Silicon Valley, fostering an innovative company culture, and successfully iterating an online product over and over again — with a few of Jason’s hilarious impressions and unabashed sense of humor thrown in for good measure. So put away your dinner plates and grab your entrepreneurial fishing poles — we’re going to cover it all during our hour-long #StartupLab live chat presented by Citi.
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