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First Name

Mitch

Last Name

Thrower

Title

Financier, entrepreneur, author, and a 22X Ironman triathlete

Company/Affiliation

Events.com

Company URL

http://www.events.com

City

San Diego

State/Province

California

Country

United States

Schools attended

Stanford, USD, UCSD, St. Lawrence, Yale

Twitter handle

https://twitter.com/mitchthrower

People you would like to connect with?

Clients/Customers, Corporate strategic partners, Investment opportunities, Entrepreneurs to mentor, Mentors, Experts, Early-stage investors, Later-stage investors, Employers, Employees, Interns, Other cool, smart, fellow pilgrims on the road to find out

Industry(ies) you are in and/or service

Advertising, Entertainment, Fashion, Finance (consumer), Sports & Recreation

Innovation and business platform focus and interests

A.I./Machine Learning, Blockchain, Consumer/Health, Consumer/Sharing Economy, Consumer/Social Networking, Cybersecurity, Enterprise/PaaS, Enterprise/SaaS, Genomics/Therapeutics, IoT/Devices & Sensors, Vehicles/Drones, Virtual/Augmented Reality

Professional passion and noble cause

Mitch Thrower is a financier, entrepreneur, author, and a 22X Ironman triathlete.

He is the Founder and Chairman of Events.com, an innovative cloud-based Event Management Platform provider that provides a state of the art mobile-first SaaS application that enables the full event life-cycle, connecting event organizers and event goers.

Events.com enables event organizers to plan, promote, and ticket their events while also providing event goers the tools to discover, register, collaborate, share, and celebrate their experiences.

Thrower also serves as Chairman of The La Jolla Foundation, a 501c3 foundation whose primary initiative is Project Active, providing funding, mentoring, encouragement and education to areas of world tension. Specifically — sending sports equipment to children in war zones.

Thrower Co-Founded of active.com (The Active Network, Inc.). He also launched ActiveEurope.com (Active Europe Network) as Co-Founder and CEO. Active went public before selling to Vista for 1.05 billion.

Thrower was the President and Chief Operating Officer of Triathlete Magazine, the world’s largest triathlon magazine where he also served as Chairman. He has also served as the Chief Interactive Officer, Strategist & Senior Correspondent for the Competitor Group (CGI), the active lifestyle industry’s leading media and event entertainment company.

Thrower spoke at his university graduation at St. Lawrence University and has lectured at many colleges such as Stanford University, Anderson School at UCLA, UCSD and the University of San Diego where he served as the “Entrepreneur in Residence” teaching Entrepreneurship.

Thrower is an active member of TED.com and the Executive Producer of TEDxLaJolla, an independently organized TED event. He is the Author of “The Attention Deficit Workplace: Winning Strategies for Success in Today’s Fast-Paced Business Environment,” published by Lyons Press and he was the author of the popular monthly column, “Starting Lines” in Triathlete Magazine for more than a decade. He was also co-author of the travel guide “The Passport” which, for several years was distributed to 50,000 college students before going abroad each year.

In 1990, Thrower co-founded his first company and served as CEO of The College/Rail Connection, Inc., serving American Express, AT&T, and Eurail until he sold the venture in 1997.

Thrower graduated from the Executive Institute at Stanford University. He holds an MBA from the University of San Diego and a bachelor’s degree from Saint Lawrence University. He has competed in 22 Ironman Triathlons, including 13 World Championships. He was the first photo journalist ever to photograph and film the Ironman Triathlon World Championships while competing in the event.

Thrower is an East Coast native whose father, Fred Thrower was a television pioneer as Vice President of NBC, and also as president of WPIX-TV in New York City and is known for his holiday creation of the televised “Yule Log.” Thrower’s mother, Lori, worked as an assistant for Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis in NYC. Thrower is happily married to his lovely wife Amanda and lives in La Jolla, California.

 

Top skills (Please choose top 5 skills)

Audio Engineer, Author, Entrepreneur, Mentor, Speaker, Venture Investor

Heroines and heroes

My father, my wife and my son.

Anything else your fellow members should know?

Triathlete, Writer, Financier and Entrepreneur

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