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Pardon the Innovation
Wednesday, May 01, 2019, 05:30pm - 07:30pm
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Contact Josh Devou at 207-859-1159

Come hear the rest of the story on May 1st at 'Pardon the Innovation' on how Central Maine Entrepreneur Derek Myska took an idea from his college room in Maine all the way to the halls of Facebook and Google.

Interviewer:  Just 6 years after graduating cum laude from UMaine at Orono, you co-founded a successful startup, PingTank, and relocated to Los Angeles. What experiences prepared you to build your own company?

Derek:  "To be completely honest, I wasn’t even remotely prepared. Almost overnight, I was thrust from being a software developer with very little responsibility to co-founding a company with incredible expectations. Our earliest investor, Tim Draper, backed companies such as Tesla, SpaceX, Skype, Hotmail, Bitcoin, etc. During our pitch to Tim and his student body of future entrepreneurs, he labeled us the “next Facebook”.

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Location Thomas College - Spann Student Commons - Summit Room
Admission is FREE. Find out more at or #startups and #innovation