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Wil Schroter

Startups.com
CEO/Founder
Wil Schroter is a serial entrepreneur who is ridiculously passionate about startups.

He is the Founder & CEO of Startups.com, the world's largest startup launch platform.  Startups.com helps over 1 million startup companies through the entire startup journey to build a business plan (bizplan.com), attract early customers (launchrock.com), connect with mentors (clarity.fm), raise capital (fundable.com), and add staff (zirtual.com).

Wil began founding companies at 19 with the start of Blue Diesel, one of the first interactive ad agencies. Blue Diesel merged with Inventiv and grew to become one of the largest independent agencies with over $700 million in capitalized billings before being sold in 2002. Today the combined company has a valuation of over $4 billion and nearly 20,000 employees worldwide.

After Blue Diesel Wil started his personal incubator Virtucon Ventures, where he would launch 8 more companies in industries ranging from financial services to entertainment to software. His passion for building and helping startups culminated in the creation of Startups.com – a platform to help aspiring entrepreneurs like himself get started.

When Wil’s not starting companies, he’s writing about them. He’s been a frequent columnist in just about every major business publication including Forbes, TechCrunch, and the Wall Street Journal.

My Speakers Sessions

Wednesday, September 11
 

3:00pm EDT