27th October 2009

Digital Alberta Presents Basements to Boardrooms

digital albertaCalgary – The Basement to Boardroom Series features two local companies per year, where successful Alberta based companies share with the Digital Alberta membership their success stories. From their embryonic stages, start-up financing to what they would and would not do again.

Join us for a wicked awesome session on Tuesday November 17 with Patrick Lor, President, Fotolia North America. Fotolia.com is one of the world’s leading providers of affordable stock imagery, with a database of over five million images and over one million international members. With web sites in 10 languages, Fotolia, LLC is based in New York and has offices in 11 countries. In 2007, Fotolia became the first independent microstock agency to enter the traditional stock marketplace with the launch of Fotolia Infinite Collections.

Patrick helped pioneer the microstock industry, joining the world’s first microstock agency (iStockphoto) in 2001 as co-founder. Upon his departure, the company was selling over 12 million images annually, and was sold to Getty Images for US$50 million in 2006. He has also held senior marketing and product development roles at Adobe’s Image Club Graphics Division, which produced and marketed fonts, photography, clip art and design applications to professional designers throughout the world. Patrick has extensive experience mentoring startups, and currently sits on the advisory boards of Aviary.com, Benevity.com and Bumptop.com.

This seminar is free for Digital Alberta members and $15.00 for non-members; it takes place at the Seven Restoloung in Calgary, with registration beginning at 5pm.

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