Eugene, OR (PRWEB) April 16, 2013
Jake Weatherly, co-founder and CEO of SheerID, a point-of-sale verification provider for retailers and consumers, will give the keynote address at Roseburg Startup Weekend on April 19th.
Startup Weekend is a Seattle, Washington nonprofit that organizes 54-hour events all over the world to educate and support future entrepreneurs.
Weatherly, who has over 15 years of experience in entrepreneurship and small business growth, will share insights gleaned from years spent teaching small businesses, enterprises, and government organizations about business planning, and as a co-founder of SheerID. SheerID is a verification technology that makes it possible for retailers to offer exclusive discounts and special offers to qualified members of special interest groups. Weatherly is excited to contribute and participate in the weekend’s events, and will be offering one-on-one feedback to teams as a coach in addition to speaking.
“I met Steve Morris, SheerID’s Oregon Technology Business Center (OTBC) coach and their executive director, in 2007 at the first Startup Weekend in Portland,” explains Weatherly. “As an entrepreneur who has turned an idea into a sustainable company with the support of Startup Weekend and the OTBC, I’m honored to be the keynote speaker at Roseburg’s Startup Weekend. I’m looking forward to sharing some of the lessons I’ve learned at SheerID with Southern Oregon’s startup community.”
Weatherly’s keynote address will focus on the main differences between an idea and an opportunity. He will also outline best practices for startups, including: incubating and developing a go to market strategy; establishing and evolving your business model; growth through direct sales, channels; and balancing partnerships and direct client relationships.
What: Opening Keynote Address presented by Jake Weatherly, CEO, SheerID
Umpqua Business Center
522 Southeast Washington Avenue
Roseburg, OR 97470
When: April 19-21, 2013
Available to speak: Jake Weatherly, CEO, SheerID
To speak with Jake Weatherly about SheerID’s verification solutions, please contact sheerid (at) lewispr (dot) com.
For more information on Roseburg Startup Weekend, visit http://www.roseburg.startupweekend.org.
SheerID is the creator of the technology used to transform existing, protected private data into a service that benefits commercial enterprises and the public, while still keeping the information safe and secure. By acting as a bridge between secure databases, SheerID allows commercial enterprises to accurately, instantly verify whether or not their customer qualifies for a special discount like student, active duty military, veteran, or teacher discounts- protecting the discount and eliminating fraud.
Justin Nunez / Holly Hitchcock
LEWIS PR for SheerID
619 677 2700
SheerID (at) lewispr (dot) com