Walter Gillmer (center, above) is a serial entrepreneur, and now he is the winner of our "Disruption" Story Slam! Walter told a story of how he started a business by noticing a need, and ended up selling the business eighteen months later for a ton of cash!
Our Philly Tech Week "Disruption" Story Slam was sponsored by HeadRoom co-working space with additional sponsorships from AT&T and the Delco Chamber of Commerce. We heard ten interesting stories on the night, with featured storyteller Corey Furlan, who told the story of he he and friends formed "Sons of Ben" and brought major league soccer to the Delaware Valley. Stories covered such topics as tech nightmares, being fired, hypnosis, time machines, writing, being audited by the IRS, freelancing, and starting a non-profit to help adults with autism.
Thanks to all our storytellers, our judges - Trish McFarland from the Delco Chamber of Commerce, Joe Divis, Executive Director of AT&T, and John Tooher, co-founder of HeadRoom, and our emcee Steve Clark.
Here is Warren's winning story. To see more stories told on this night, check out the StartUp StorySlam YouTube Channel. And don't forget - our next StorySlam is at Benjamin's Desk in Philadelphia on May 10th. Learn more by clicking HERE.