Top Photos: Guest Speaker Bart Decrem, SVP of Walt Disney & Wanderful Media CEO Ben T. Smith, IV

Word has been spreading quickly about the hot new startup business in downtown Chico. On November 20, Wanderful Media opened their doors to CSU Chico students and faculty to share its new digs. Guests arrived to the open house at 5 pm and were greeted by a full spread of catered food and music. People networked, toured the new office and enjoyed an assortment of hors d’oeuvres prior to the speaking portion of the event.

At 6pm everyone congregated around the main floor area to listen to featured guest speaker Bart Decrem, Senior Vice President at the Walt Disney Company. Bart spoke about his personal background, previous startups he has been a part of and his present career in mobile technology. He focused his presentation on the App Store and discussed why it is an exciting time to be working on products for mobile devices. Before closing out his speech, Bart made time for questions and answers with attendees.

All in all, those that attended considered the event a huge success.

“We are proud of our new office in downtown Chico, “ said Ben T. Smith, IV, CEO of Wanderful Media. “We enjoyed hosting this event and interacting with the Chico community.”

Wanderful Media said they are planning to host more events like this during the upcoming year. Ben believes that these events create the ideal environment for CSU Chico students, faculty and Wanderful staff to network together. It’s also a wanderful way to spread awareness of tech to the greater Chico area.