GAIN Monthly Luncheon Speaker Series
Mr. Aidan Augustin, Co-Owner, Feathr
Wednesday, September 26, 2012, 11:30am until 1:00pm
Carrabbas's Italian Grill, 3021 SW 34 Street, Gainesville, Florida
About our Guest Speaker:
Aidan Augustin is an industrial and systems engineering student at the University of Florida. He got his first taste of entrepreneurship summer 2010 when he interned for CitiSync, a startup company founded by UF business graduate Adam Coelho. Aidan began doing web design, evolved to lead the business development team, and ultimately rose into a COO-like role overseeing the tasks and schedules of 17 people until the founder left for Google. Aidan then became involved on campus as an Ambassador for the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and with the Entrepreneurship Club where he won the annual Venture Pitch competition in Spring 2011.
He spent that summer working an engineering internship in Silicon Valley, a life-changing experience that he credits for his leap from being a “wantrepreneur” to an entrepreneur. While participating in Grooveshark University, Aidan and his roommate Neal co-founded a software company and launched it at Startup Weekend Tallahassee. It evolved through the semester and participation in 3 Day Startup Gainesville as well as winning the pitch competition at the Tech Entrepreneur Bootcamp, and had enough momentum that Aidan and Neal decided to move into the Florida Innovation Hub tech incubator and take time off from school in Spring 2012 to pursue the venture full time.
That company is now called Feathr and the team has grown to four full time and four part-time students. Feathr is a smartphone application for interactive digital business cards that can be shared and managed straight from your mobile device. More than just replicating the paper business card on a smartphone’s screen, Feathr is a total re-imagination of interpersonal networking and provides value in innovative ways at all stages of the process. Feathr is currently in private beta, sign up at feathrapp.com.
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Save the Date: GAIN's Monthly Luncheon Speaker Series takes place the last Wednesday of every month at Carrabbas’s Italian Grill, 3021 SW 34 Street, Gainesville.
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