E-Hour: Entrepreneurship Speaker Series

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Center for Entrepreneurship
Friday, November 3, 2017 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Jon Stross & Daniel Chait, Greenhouse
Event Type: 
Ann Arbor Events
For Entrepreneurs
STAMPS Auditorium 1226 Murfin Ave
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Open to the community as space permits, the Entrepreneurship Hour speaker series provides a venue for the students to engage and network with world-class entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and business leaders from across the globe. This gateway class explores fundamental topics in entrepreneurship such as emerging business models, new venture creation, and technology commercialization while exposing both undergraduate (freshmen – seniors) and graduate students to the ecosystem in a variety of industries.

About Jon Stross:

Jon Stross is a Co-founder of Greenhouse – a modern, smart recruiting platform. Greenhouse automates and simplifies the best practices for recruiting top talent, continuously monitors your recruiting activity, and automatically suggests improvements.

From 2005-2011, Jon was General Manager of International at BabyCenter.com, the leading destination on the Internet for new and expectant parents. Under his management, BabyCenter grew from a US business with a small UK site to a global business present in 21 markets, while maintaining strong financials and reaching over 25 million unique visitors per month. Jon had global P&L responsibility for this worldwide media business, including sales, marketing, editorial, product and technology. Additionally, he led BabyCenter’s efforts in build mobile health applications in emerging markets and have consulted on the topic over the last few months. Babycenter was acquired by Johnson & Johnson.

Previously, Jon was a member of the executive team at Merced Systems, an enterprise performance management software company. In this role, he was responsible for the vision and execution of the entire product, and for leading the deployment to early customers. Merced Systems was recently acquired by NICE for $170MM.

Jon initially served as the first Product Manager of BabyCenter, when it was founded in 1997, leading the development of both the main site and the e-commerce business.

Jon Stross graduated in 1995 from the University of Michigan with a degree in Political Science.

About Daniel Chait:

Daniel Chait is CEO & co-founder of Greenhouse, which designs tools that help create and navigate the changing world of work. Forward-thinking companies use Greenhouse’s recruiting software to plan, execute and optimize hiring. From strategic sourcing to customizable interview kits, Greenhouse provides a technology platform that helps organizations of all sizes improve their recruiting performance.
Daniel has been a technology entrepreneur in New York for nearly 20 years. Before Greenhouse, he co-founded Lab49, a global firm providing technology consulting solutions for the world’s leading investment banks.

Daniel is a frequent speaker on the topics of recruiting and entrepreneurship. He has presented at numerous venues including General Assembly, the University of Michigan Center for Entrepreneurship, Launch Scale, DEMO Traction, and the Wharton Entrepreneurship Conference.

Daniel graduated in 1995 from the University of Michigan with a degree in Computer Engineering (#GoBlue!).