The PerBlue Story

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Justin Beck gives the keynote at the University of Madison - College of Engineering. His talk focused on the story of startup company, PerBlue.

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  • 1. PerBlue Story Justin Beck CEO PerBlue
  • 2. 2009 Graduate Computer ScienceComputer Engineering
  • 3. 30 Full Time Employees
  • 4. Our Business Model
  • 5. +1,800,000 users
  • 6. Our Revenue2010: $500,0002011: $1.5 Million2012: Just under $3 Million
  • 7. How did this start?
  • 8. Two students
  • 9. Passionate group of UW students.
  • 10. We had a dream
  • 11. Were going to do this.
  • 12. Innovation Days.
  • 13. Chris Meyer
  • 14. Dual Monitor Laptop
  • 15. And we won..
  • 16. NOTHING!
  • 17. Standing on the StageChad Sorenson would ask
  • 18. Hmmm moment
  • 19. The experiences you pursue shape your thinking
  • 20. Dont wait to starting a company
  • 21. Virus of Entitlement
  • 22. Entitlement:Belief that you should get something regardless of what you do
  • 23. Becoming Great: its what you DO
  • 24. Steve Jobs
  • 25. $623.5 Billion
  • 26. Apples Growth
  • 27. $41B in 2012 Fiscal Year
  • 28. Apples Revenue by Q
  • 29. PerBlues story: Being scrappy 20k to start
  • 30. PerBlue FundraisingAugust 2009 - $72,000 - FriendsAugust 2010 - $800,000 Golden AngelsAugust 2010 - $1,000,000 Madison + WI
  • 31. Marketing & User Acquisition
  • 32. Entrepreneurial Trigger
  • 33. Were Successful But.There is so much more!
  • 34. So much to doIn your UniversityIn your CityIn your Life
  • 35. Thanks! Question Timejustin@perblue.com@PerBlue@JustinKBeck