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The Road to Success the KIXEYE and Kongregate Way
The San Francisco Game Developer’s Workshop is back again with another networking extravaganza and an educational workshop from experts in the game space! This month, we are honored to have Will Harbin (Chairman and CEO of KIXEYE) and Emily Greer (Co-founder and COO of Kongregate) joining us for some fireside chat!
So join us on Tuesday, October 23rd for this special occasion. We will be having our workshop at our amazingly gorgeous YetiZen Innovation Lab. Come try out one of the best tea lounges in the city, dance to thumpy music, and have some FREE DRINKS on us!
Hurry and reserve your ticket now before it’s sold out!
6:00pm - 8:00pm ---------------------- Network, Drinks, & Rocking with Music!
8:00pm - 8:20pm ---------------------- Will Harbin
8:20pm - 8:30pm ---------------------- Q&A Break
8:30pm - 8:50pm ---------------------- Emily Greer
8:50pm - 9:00pm ---------------------- Q&A Break
9:00pm ---------------------------------- Closing / End
Chairman and CEO
Will Harbin is the Chairman & CEO of KIXEYE a hard core social gaming company that is the makers of popular successes like Backyard Monsters, Battle Pirates, and Desktop Defender. With KIXEYE since early 2010, he recently led it to a successful $18 Million seed round.
Prior to Casual Collective, he co-founded Affinity Labs, a company focused on building a global network of online communities. Post acquisition by Monster Worldwide (NYSE:MWW), he served as General Manager and led all operations for Affinity Labs and Monster’s Education properties.
Previously, he was part of the team responsible for restarting Netscape Communications Corp. where he led product management for the Netscape Browser and was responsible for various patents in security and usability. Before Netscape, he co-founded MD Drinks, Inc and Media1st as well as held positions at Yahoo, Internet Security Systems, Radiant Systems and was the Entrepreneur in Residence with Trinity Ventures.
Co-founder and COO
Emily co-founded Kongregate in 2006 with brother Jim and as COO oversees most day-to-day operations including product development, marketing, community, and monetization. Prior to Kongregate, Emily worked in marketing/e-commerce for various catalogers & retailers building statistical and financial models predicting customer behavior as well as doing product analysis, customer research, strategic planning and website development.
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