Helen Thomas is a serial entrepreneur in technology and digital media now connecting us in a more meaningul and collaborative way with a disruptive innovation enabling genuine human connection. CEO and founder of Touchjet, Helen shares her mission, vision, and ups and downs of building a Silicon Valley Unicorn and why her innovative tech will change how we communicate, collaborate and learn.
Connected yet disconnected? Tethered but untethered? Always “on” yet somehow feeling “off”? These days we’re all “surgically attached” to our mobile phones and devices – in constant communication and yet so many of us entrepreneurs and business owners feel isolated.
Helen Thomas is an inspiring serial entrepreneur who has built successive tech and digital media companies from startup to 9-figure revenue and is now connecting us in a more meaningful and collaborative way as CEO and founder of Touchjet, a new touchscreen technology platform that enables genuine human connection.
Imagine for a minute you could turn any surface – that’s right, any surface – your cellphone, your laptop, your TV, gosh even your wall or your kitchen counter – into a collaborative touch screen. You could collaborate on the user experience of your product, draw wireframes for your app, brainstorm a sales funnel. Or you could teach your kids. And you can do it with anyone you want, anywhere in the world, at any time.
You don’t have to imagine it because it is already here, it doesn’t cost much, and it’s about to revolutionize your life.
Today we learn how to:
- Think in “moonshots” and go for the big vision
- Succeed as a female founder in raising money for your startup
- Bootstrap revenue and customer traction
- Get focused on finding the right initial customers when you have many potential markets to serve
- Leverage evolved, conscious and social impact models to grow faster
- And much more…
Get 20% off your Touchjet: Use the Code CEO20 at Touchjet.com
Prior to Touchjet, Helen was the Founding President and Director of the Board for BlueFocus Communication Group of America. She established the strong platform for mergers and acquisitions that enabled the company to acquire fuseproject, Vision 7, Wearesocial, Huntsworth, and many other companies contributing to their rapid growth and expansion across European, Asia-Pacific, and North American territories. Helen’s leadership increased revenue from $0 to $150M within two years and established the BlueFocus American as the #6 media company in the world.
Before joining BlueFocus, Helen was a member of the founding executive team for Livescribe, Inc. as the Senior Vice President of Global Sales and General Manager for International Development. Helen developed an extensive retail distribution with leading outlets including BestBuy, Target, Staples, Apple, Amazon, and many other distributors for a global presence in more than 45 countries. She grew the organization to over $50M in annual revenue while continuously pursuing outside investment opportunities to fuel its development.
Earlier in her career, Helen was also the Founding CEO and General Manager of LeapFrog China. She spearheaded development of LeapFrog’s Asia-Pacific business and successfully penetrated markets in Japan, China, and Korea through strategic partnerships with leading educational and gaming companies.
Helen has established herself a thought leader by tirelessly working to promote technology as an educational tool and the development of innovative consumer electronics.
She was named Businesswoman of the Year in 2013 and 2014 by the National Association of Professional Women and has been featured in multiple publications discussing crowd funding, technology, and leadership. She was recently featured on panel at the Continuum SF 2016 Innovation and Credit Conference on crowd funding and at PR Summit 2013 on M&A as a growth strategy for independent firms.
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