Entrepreneurs Unplugged is a monthly session where community members & students with technical backgrounds can learn about entrepreneurship. Each Entrepreneurs Unplugged session features food, drink, networking and – most importantly – experienced entrepreneurs sharing their startup experiences. Each session will be hosted in the Streaming Cafe and will be live streamed online.
Dave Krysko – Club Penguin co-founder, social entrepreneur, musician & indoorsman
Starting his career as musician, Dave Krysko went on to found New Horizon Productions a company that created corporate videos, web sites and marketing campaigns for its clients. This led him to co-found Club Penguin, an online virtual world for kids. Club Penguin was enjoyed by millions of children and has had a broad and significant impact on the childrens’ gaming industry. The Walt Disney Company was so impressed with Club Penguin that in 2007, it purchased the company outright. While initially continuing with Disney, he left the company as a Senior Vice-President in 2010 and started Davara Enterprises to focus on developing a wide range of culture-making enterprises. Dave is also a longtime philanthropist supporting humanitarian work in Canada, Mexico and Romania. With his wife Donara, he co-founded the Karis Support Society focused on helping women struggling with addictions as well as the Krysko Family Foundation, and with his Club Penguin partners, the New Horizon Foundation: a charitable organization committed to improving the lives of children and families around the world.