Speaker Series
Adam Marchick on how to Inspire, Engage and Convert Mobile Users

Adam Marchick on how to Inspire, Engage and Convert Mobile Users

It was another fabulous Friday in the Wanderful office, as CEO & Co-Founder of Kahuna, Adam Marchick joined us for an afternoon chat. Adam is a South Bay native, born in Palo Alto and he attended Stanford for his undergrad in Computer Science, as well as for his MBA. He started coding at age 16,... more
Wanderful Guest Speaker: Andrew Gadson Shares 5 Lessons Learned as a Startup Entrepreneur

Wanderful Guest Speaker: Andrew Gadson Shares 5 Lessons Learned as a Startup Entrepreneur

It was a quiet evening in Chico, California. Students were in class, and the town was cooling down from a hot day. Downtown at the Wanderful Media office, you could hear the sounds of Andrew Gadson. HeartThis Co-Founder and CEO Andrew Gadson joined us in our Chico office as part of the Wanderful Media Speaker... more
Wanderful Guest Speaker: Chris Mancini

Wanderful Guest Speaker: Chris Mancini

As part of the Wanderful Speaker Series, Chris Mancini spoke at our office to share insights from his 14+ years of experience as an executive for online businesses. He currently serves as a Senior Vice President and General manager at IAC/InterActiveCorp. Chris described transitioning from starting out as a pharmacist, and moving over to business... more
Wanderful Guest Speaker: Jim Fowler

Wanderful Guest Speaker: Jim Fowler

  Owler Founder and CEO Jim Fowler shared his wonderful insight and lessons of entrepreneurship to Wanderful Media employees and invited guests from around the Chico Community. His experience includes being co-founder of Jigsaw, which was sold to Salesforce.com for approximately $142 million in cash, plus a performance-based earn out up to 10% of the... more
Wanderful Guest Speaker: Mary Lou Song

Wanderful Guest Speaker: Mary Lou Song

Wanderful Media had the pleasure of welcoming guest speaker Mary Lou Song at our Los Gatos office last week. Mary Lou is a Silicon Valley entrepreneur, product strategist and community developer (and self-proclaimed “Start-Up Addict”). Mary Lou started her entrepreneurial adventure after realizing the corporate PR scene wasn’t for her. She knew she needed a career... more
Wanderful Guest Speaker: Karl Jacob

Wanderful Guest Speaker: Karl Jacob

Karl Jacob is a veteran entrepreneur to the start-up community, and has been an unstoppable force when it comes to building successful, dynamic companies. He has advised and consulted for dozens of corporations over the last 14 years, but his entrepreneurial spirit has always brought him back to the rocky shores of start-up land. Wanderful... more
Wanderful Guest Speaker: Chris Tolles

Wanderful Guest Speaker: Chris Tolles

  Topix Co-Founder and CEO Chris Tolles spoke about entrepreneurship and what it takes to start a new company, as part of Wanderful Media’s speaker series. More than 100 invited guests along with Wanderful employees attended the event on March 27th at the company’s downtown Chico office. Topix is the largest local forum site in... more
Wanderful Guest Speaker: Neal Polachek

Wanderful Guest Speaker: Neal Polachek

Top left: Wanderful Media CEO Ben T. Smith, IV and SMB Industry Observer Neal Polachek; Top Right and bottom: Polachek speaking to Wanderful employees.   Since the Wanderful Team is actively developing a new mobile app for SMB retailers, this month was a great time for guest speaker Neal Polachek to come by and provide... more
Wanderful Guest Speaker: Peter Horan

Wanderful Guest Speaker: Peter Horan

Peter Horan visited the Los Gatos office this week and shared the insights he has gained during his 40-year history of building successful media and internet businesses. Peter has played a role in five major revolutions in media and technology including: home video games (introduced Pong); personal computers; cell phones (since when they looked like... more
A Wanderful Speaker Series

A Wanderful Speaker Series

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... more