Lax Conference on Entrepreneurship

Chuck flew out to Philadelphia this weekend to speak at the Swarthmore College Lax Conference on Entrepreneurship. It was a great opportunity for alumni entrepreneurs in fields ranging from entertainment to finance to tech, and graduating classes spanning 1954 to 2000, to share their thoughts on being entrepreneurs with undergraduates, recent alumni, and themselves.

Chuck managed the neat trick of both introducing BillMonk to the many attenders and also corrupting undergraduate minds with his talk Quit your Job: Be an Entrepreneur! True to the college's heritage, the conference put particular focus on the issues of social responsibilty and the business cultures that encourage and reward innovation. It provided an excellent forum to voice the questions people had about how companies change popular culture and vice versa, and the motivations (other than fabulous wealth *cough*) that drive people to innovate and take on the risks of starting their own companies.

Chuck also used this weekend as an opportunity to see old friends in the area. During the revelry on the town that followed, BillMonk was used no fewer than five times.

6 Responses to “Lax Conference on Entrepreneurship”

  1. bezeq Says:

    hi all,

    Billmonk is awesome!!! In fact, my company (a small IT integrator) has started to use it to keep track of its own bills with vendors and payroll.

    b

  2. billmonk Says:

    Thank you!

    We are so glad to hear that. Let us know if there’s anything we can do to make your particular use-case even easier.

    We have had increased demand for features to help businesses, and large groups like college clubs manage their finances, and are keen on learning how exactly we can help you. So please do share your thoughts on this topic!

  3. Nori Says:

    … used, I’m sure, at none other than Monk’s. Just a wild guess.๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. billmonk Says:

    Heh, exactly right – we used BillMonk at Monk’s, the Standard Tap, Redding Terminal Market, Java Joe’s, and all our other standard Philly area haunts.

    For those who are confused… Monk’s is another BillMonk-approved bar in Philly, with a simply astonishing selection of beers; completely separate from the Stumbling Monk in Seattle. Monk Monk Monk… are you seeing a theme here?๐Ÿ˜‰

  5. Nori Says:

    Monk monk monk. Are you going to publish a site of billmonk-approved bars? I mean, you’re joking, but may I start with:

    Monk’s, with a million beers;
    Stumbling Monk — never been there, but since it’s the inception for this site, I’ll clearly have to go there some day;
    The Brickskeller, Wash, DC — more beers on the menu than Monk’s. And that takes doing.
    Toronado, SF, CA — only 10 or so worthwhile beers here, but they’re all on tap, and it’s 3 blocks from my apartment. What more can you ask for?

    That’s a beginning list. But I think that, were Billmonk to endorse monkish sites, this list would be a good start.

    – Nori, who’s already drunk at 7:30 PM on a Friday — and that’s late for her.๐Ÿ™‚

  6. darius Says:

    Does Gingerman make the cut? (despite 4 non-Houston sell-out locations)

    Also, Arnie’s in Tulsa.

    I second Toronado.

    Drinking is an especially good use for Billmonk since, 1.) math and drinking don’t mix, and 2.) for some reason SF bars have a tendency to be cash-only. Which blows.

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