Speaker: Nihal Mehta, founder Local Response, founding partner Eniac Ventures
Topic: The past, present, and future of mobile.
6:45 (sharp!) - 7:15: Speed Networking7:15 - 8:15: Welcome/Startups present8:15 - 9:!5: Feature Speaker9:15+: Closing remarks/head to Little Town (local bar) with food/drink specials
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More on Nihal: Nihal Mehta is a Founding General Partner at Eniac Ventures. With 14+ years of experience in innovating marketing technologies through founding five startups to date and investing in over 70, Nihal is a noted expert in the emerging adoption of mobile technoligies for media properties and consumer brands.
Nihal is the founder & executive chairman of LocalResponse, Inc. which makes ads more relevant from social signals. LocalResponse was named to Forbes 2013 list as #67 of America's Most Promising Companies and #568 on the 2013 Inc. 5000's Fastest Growing Companies. Prior to LocalResponse, (which pivoted from buzzd, the first mobile real-time city guide), Nihal founded ipsh!, one of the first full-service mobile marketing agencies in 2001, which he sold to Omnicom (NYSE: OMC) in 2005. Nihal's personal investments include Admob (sold to Google), Swiftkey, Tapad & Uber.
Among other accolades, Nihal was a 2013 Ernst & Young "Entrepreneur of the Year" Semi-Finalist and featured in 2012 Business Insider's "25 People Every New Founder Should Meet in New York Tech", 2006 BusinessWeek's 'M-Commerce Barons' & 2005 AdAge's 'Top 20 Marketers in Their 20s.'
Nihal graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a BA in Philosophy and a BSE in Computer Science.