StartSmart Greece 2016: “In Relentless Pursuit” by Sonny Vu

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StartSmart Greece 2016: Morning Sessions


Sonny Vu, President & CTO of Connected Devices, Fossil Group, Inc.

“In Relentless Pursuit”

September 12, 2001 was not a great day to start a new venture. But don’t tell Sonny Vu. As he likes to say, “opportunity isn’t something you step into, it’s something you create.” Sonny is a living embodiment of this philosophy, having founded four companies in vastly different industries. As President and CTO of Connected Devices for the Fossil Group, Sonny’s latest company uses fashion and design to make technology useful and beautiful. As the co-founder of Elemental Machines (life science, machine learning), Misfit (wearables; acquired by Fossil Group for $260m), AgaMatrix (blood glucose monitoring, digital health), and FireSpout (natural language processing, machine learning; acquired by AskJeeves), Sonny knows both failure and success.

Discussion Points:

Sonny will share his entrepreneurial journey and reveal 3 simple (but essential) ideas that every entrepreneur needs to grasp in order to create a product that people want.


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