Rockstar business



When building a startup no matter what your reputation personally is the focus is not to be a rockstar CEO or have rockstar developers. You have a rockstar product and that's where the excitement needs to be. You and any of the developers are nothing without the idea and all of you are replaceable.


A sharply focused presentation followed by a panel of Slate technologies management explaining how to build brand awareness without a budget and to always be selling your product without reducing it to a bunch of empty hype.

Speaking experience


  • Biography

    Chris is a 35 year old CEO residing in Portland, Oregon. Equally at home handling management or elbow deep in a server. Currently sitting as CTO on the boards of two separate nonprofit organizations. Most days can be found with some type of caffeine in hand and a fairly happy expression.