"Today's Mavericks... Tomorrow's Millionaires," or Mindshare's class of 2011, officially inducts Blue Water Media President & CEO, Curt Schwab, and other leading entrepreneurs at a kick-off event hosted at the Verizon Center on March 2 during the Washington Wizards basketball game.
Mindshare's mission is to help CEOs from the most promising, high-tech, emerging market companies in the Greater Washington Metropolitan region build long-term, sustainable companies by creating opportunities and a sense of community. Mindshare provides CEOs with an exclusive program of forums from March through December to share successes, as well as challenges, and to build lasting relationships. Each programming session focuses on a different aspect of developing an emerging business, and offers mentorship and war stories.
Curt has over 17 years of management and consulting experience. During his 13 years working in the Internet space he has played a central role in assisting over 700 companies, government agencies, and non-profit organizations through the often challenging process of implementing new Web sites, Internet technology, and software applications. While Blue Water Media is Mr. Schwab's primary focal point, he is also the founder and current board member of a number of other successful Internet businesses including Telltale Software, Inc., and Waterfall FMS - an online franchise management software firm.
The success of the powerful Waterfall Franchise Management System software is in no small part due to the expertise of its parent agency, Blue Water Media. The team at Blue Water works collaboratively with clients to fulfill any ongoing design and marketing needs for organizations leveraging the Waterfall FMS system. The SaaS-based platform of Waterfall FMS is the fundamental part of this comprehensive, turn-key solution that streamlines the creation and deployment of customized, e-commerce enabled, Websites, Intranets, and Extranets for multi-unit organizations. Some of the key features include social media integration, a "groupon like" daily deal function, vendor management, education module, and an easy to use content management system.
Blue Water Media is an award-winning Washington D.C. based web design agency offering a full line of Web development, Web design and online marketing. For more information, please visit: http://www.bluewatermedia.com/
MindShare, now in its 15th year, is an exclusive, invitation-only program for CEOs of the most promising companies in the region that provides mentorship, business opportunities and lasting friendships. To date, more than 550 CEOs have graduated from MindShare, creating a deep and valuable alumni network. Past alumnae include Tim O'Shaughnessy of LivingSocial (raised over $180M in 2010); Rick Rudman of Vocus (2005 IPO); Hemant Kanakia of Torrent Networking Technologies (acquired by Ericsson for $450M); and Phillip Merrick of webMethods (the most successful software IPO ever). MindShare graduates have founded many of the region's top entrepreneurial success stories over the last 15 years, raising a total of $1.2 billion in venture funding.