Night with a Futurist Explores Space 2.0

Night with a Futurist Explores Space 2.0

Thomas Frey, Burke Fort and John Metzger at the Night with a Futurist Explores Space 2.0

Monday’s Night with a Futurist provided thoughts on “The Business of Space 2.0” and an overview of the 8th Continent Project designed to support this business. Burke Fort and John Metzger gave the presentation, with Fort opening by walking the audience through the four evolutionary stages of space-related business: Space 1.0, Space 1.5, New Space and Space 2.0.

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Startup Junkie Underground Features Perry Evans, Founder of MapQuest

Startup Junkie Underground Features Perry Evans, Founder of MapQuest

Joe Pezzillo, Perry Evans and Joy Milkowski at the Startup Junkie Underground

On Monday night the DaVinci Institute’s Startup Junkie Underground hosted Perry Evans, founder of such successful companies as MapQuest, Jabber, and Local Matters. Over the last fifteen years Evans has raised over $80 million in investor capital and “created value” to the tune of $1.5 billion. These figures are all the more impressive considering Evans spent a large part of his career working for larger companies, until he spun MapQuest out of R.R. Donnelly & Sons in 1994. MapQuest was subsequently acquired by AOL in late 1999 in a stock deal valued at $1.1 billion.

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