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Build a Billion Dollar App
Thu, 23 March 2017, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM GMT
What do Candy Crush, tracking technology and HAILO have in common? They all lead to digital entrepreneur, George Berkowski!
The GEM Alumni Club London would like to invite you to an event you won't want to miss, especially if you've always had a dream of starting a billion dollar app!
George Berkowski will discuss his secrets and discuss contents in his newest book ‘How to Build a Billion Dollar App’, which you will have the option to purchase and have signed at the forum.
The book has been praised by some of the digital industry’s leading figures. Among others the CEO of the billion-dollar app Candy Crush called a “Must read” and the Harvard Business School “a compulsively readable business book”.
George has a wealth of experience in digital entrepreneurship; he currently runs Mirror Mirror (https://MRRMRR.me) a machine vision and real time facial feature recognition and tracking technology platform and app with hundreds of thousands of users. It is backed by some of the leading names in the gaming industry, including the founder of Candy Crush.He was Head of Product (and employee #5) at HAILO – the world’s largest taxi app. He led the app’s launch into 13 cities across 6 countries, delivering tens of millions of taxi rides. He was also the former Chairman of the MIT Enterprise Forum UK – a forum for leading entrepreneurs and thought leaders (including people like Ray Kurzweil, Guy Kawasaki, Niklas Zennstrom and many others).
In 2007 George co-founded WooMe.com. The site grew to over 10 million users, with offices in Los Angeles and London. In 2011 it was acquired by Zoosk.com (the world’s largest dating site with over 100 million members). George also served as the VP of Marketing and Business Development at MirCorp, a company specializing in space tourism (MirCorp made Dennis Tito the first space tourist by arranging his visit to the International Space Station).
George holds a Masters in Business from Ecole Superieure de Commerce de Paris, and a Bachelors of Science in Aeronautics / Astronautics and Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Additionally, nibbles and drinks will be provided by GEM UK London club, so hurry up and secure your seat as spaces are limited at this exclusive club!!
Date: Thursday 23rd March
Time: 6:30 to 9pm
Place: The Royal Aeronautical Society: 4 Hamilton Place, London, W1J 7BQ - The Handley Page Room
Cost: £15 (GEM Alumni) AND £20 for other guests.
We’re looking forward to seeing you soon!
Your GEM Alumni Club London team: Yasmine Zerktouni, Maria Kouyoumijian, Alexis Grabar and Romain Moulay
For any questions, please email Maria at firstname.lastname@example.org