The Chris Heivly keynote shares some of the speaker's own experiences founding MapQuest and with the Startup Factory. The software technology executive has considerable expertise in business development, investment finance, marketing, operations and sales. In addition to co-founding MapQuest (which sold for $1.2 billion to AOL), the speaker is also the Managing Director of 77 Capital (a $25 million corporate venture fund) and the CEO, COO or President of many companies ranging in size. One of two managing directors of the Startup Factory, the entrepreneur is the also the founder of the Big Top Job Fair. He is an accomplished writer and speaker as well, specializing in new ventures and startup communities. His skill in this area is clearly demonstrated in the Chris Heivly keynote.