Video: Tough Mudder – How to Build a $70 Million Company in Two Years

In this video, Will Dean and Guy Livingstone from Tough Mudder present: “How to Build a $70 Million Company in Two Years.” Recorded March 19 at WIX Lounge in New York.

Tough Mudder events are hardcore 10-12 mile obstacle courses designed by British Special Forces to test your all around strength, stamina, mental grit, and camaraderie. As the leading company in the booming obstacle course industry, Tough Mudder has already challenged half a million inspiring participants worldwide and raised more than $2 million dollars for the Wounded Warrior Project. But Tough Mudder is more than an event, it’s a way of thinking. By running a Tough Mudder challenge, you’ll unlock a true sense of accomplishment, have a great time, and discover a camaraderie with your fellow participants that’s experienced all too rarely these days.

As described in the video, Tough Mudder has a unique corporate culture that has contributed to their success. And they are hiring!

Video: Startup Weekend Focuses on Female Entrepreneurs

In this video, Julie Sandler from Madrona Venture Group introduces Startup Weekend’s Women’s Edition in Seattle.

The entrepreneurial talent we see from women in Seattle is inspiring, and we are excited about creating an event that will showcase it. A big goal for the event is also to provide the opportunity for the aspiring women entrepreneurs in our community to (1) get inspired by an idea/product/team… perhaps even enough to explore starting their own venture, or (2) become more connected with other brilliant entrepreneurially-minded individuals in Seattle and thus more engaged within our local entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Panel: Why Most Music Startups Fail

In this video, Kyle Bylin leads a panel discusson on “Why Most Music Startups Fail.” Recorded at Music Biz 2012.

There are no shortage of startups working to transform how we discover, market and monetize music, but most of them will fail. Are they being defeated by licensing or are these technologists trying to fix problems that most consumers don’t really have?

Panelists:
Larry Marcus, Walden Venture Capital
Mike Dougherty, Jelli Radio
Joey Flores, Earbits
Brenden Mulligan, OneSheet

Panel: How to Build a Successful Online Subscription Business

In this video, successful founders and operators of web-based subscription business discuss the keys to successfully building and growing online businesses driven by subscription sales.

The pane is moderated by Jason Nazar (CEO, Docstoc.com), joined by Josh Meyers CEO of People Media a subsidiary of Match.com, Jeff Tinsley CEO and Founder of MyLife, Robert Angarita Co-Founder of Cramster (recently sold to Chegg) and Mark Kapczynski VP of Corp Dev at Experian.

PDX Panel: Magically Customizing Your User’s Experience

In this video, Jared Wiener from PDC moderates a discussion on customizing the user experience. Speakers include Tom Byrnes from 4-Tell and Andre Wolper from Embodee.

4-Tell:

As the dividing line between online and offline retailing continues to blur, 4-Tell provides an integrated suite of products that allows merchants to deliver individually personalized product recommendations to shoppers across all channels – web, e-mail, mobile, CRM, and in-store. Our next-generation technology enables retailers of all sizes to increase conversion, sales and profits while providing a more engaging shopping experience at a compelling price point.”

Embodee:

We created the visual effects for movies like The Matrix. Now we’ve pioneered a compelling way for apparel brands to offer interactive, personalized experience for their products via any web-enabled device online or in-store.”

Recorded at the Portland Digital eXperience 2012 Workshop.