CEO David Erickson Shares Tips for Business Success

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Erickson will provide advice, tips and encouragement to the next generation of innovators at the 2016 Startup Conference

David Erickson, CEO of

It’s rewarding to see such tremendous interest in entrepreneurship, and I am excited to be a part of mentoring aspiring men and women interested in venturing into the business world. - David Erickson, CEO of

David Erickson, CEO of, the most recognized conferencing brand in the world, is sharing his tips for “Making Innovation Last” at this week’s Startup Conference in Silicon Valley.

The well-known Long Beach, Calif.-based business leader, who has been featured in Inc., Forbes and Techli for creating a viral business from a $10 URL, will share his insider tips with the audience May 19th at the Fox Theatre, 2215 Broadway St, in Redwood City, Calif.

Erickson brings his knowledge about entrepreneurship to the audience at one of the largest start up conferences in Silicon Valley. Topics include: learning how to pitch VCs, finding co-founders, launching products to the press, reaching early adopters and influencers and much more.

“As a technology entrepreneur who has worked relentlessly to grow my business into a global enterprise, I’m thrilled to participate in this year’s Startup Conference,” said Erickson. “It’s rewarding to see such tremendous interest in entrepreneurship, and I am excited to be a part of mentoring aspiring men and women interested in venturing into the business world.”

Erickson has more than 30 years of experience as a successful entrepreneur. His simple ideas and deft execution have forever transformed the telecommunications industry to better suit the needs of consumers and businesses. Erickson founded on the simple principle that efficient collaborative communication should be available to everyone at no cost.

Since launching in 2001, millions of individuals and organizations have leveraged the tools he developed. For his continued focus on development and change, Erickson was named Innovator of the Year by VON for the company's pioneering high-definition conference bridges. Today, assists individuals and organizations across the spectrum, ranging from prayer groups to presidential campaigns. The company recently launched For Business™ to offer managed services and high-quality business solutions to global enterprises.

“With his decades of experience, Dave is well positioned to give advice to a community of young entrepreneurs seeking inspiration and real-world lessons to help them reach their own goals of starting a company from the ground up,” said Bob Wise, president of

With close to 2,000 entrepreneurs, the Startup Conference has been running for seven years. The Startup Fair will be on the courthouse outside the theatre and is free and open to everyone. Tickets are required for the conference. Featured speakers include: David Blumberg of Blumberg Capital, Brian Wong of KIIP, Leah Busque of TaskRabbit and many more.

About is the most recognized conferencing brand in the world with users in more than 800,000 businesses, including nearly all Fortune 500. Service offerings around the globe with unlimited use include: high-quality HD audio conferencing screen sharing, video conferencing, audio and visual recordings, customized greetings, security features, desktop scheduling and mobile applications. Mid-market and enterprise customers can take advantage of For Business: high-quality, reliable and secure conferencing and collaboration services complemented by 24/7 customer support, enterprise account management teams, consolidated billing, customized user analytic reports, employee rollout and training and white-label services. was founded by David Erickson in 2001 and is based in Long Beach, California.

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