Stephen Meade

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Stephen Meade
NationalityAmerican
Alma materUniversity of Missouri–Kansas City
OccupationEntrepreneur, speaker
Years active1996 - present
Known forChairman- Bigbamboo LLC.
President & CEO- Upperstreet Marketing
Founder- MagMo, Virtual Sellers

Stephen Meade is an American Business Executive, strategic adviser[1] and entrepreneur. He has created and ran three Public OTC companies in the US. He has started 11 total companies.[2] He took his first company public in 1999 which was a precursor to PayPal. He has judged Startup contests around the world—including most recently at AIBC in Malta (where I also helped craft some of the Blockchain Laws). Meade is known globally as “The BullsEye Guy” for being able to create and target exactly what's needed to succeed. Currently, Stephen serves as the Chairman at BigBamboo LLC, a holding company that incubates start-up companies and is also head of MonetaPro, MagMo, My Wet Rock, RONAstar and ComCom (Community Commerce) Networks.[3][4][5]

Career[edit]

Stephen graduated from the University of Missouri–Kansas City with a bachelor's degree in Business and Marketing.[6] By the age of 21, he had written three books on credit improvement and finance, and an infomercial called "Give Yourself Credit". He then spent 6 years in financial services and in 1996, started his first internet company called Virtual Sellers which became an innovation for an e-commerce based transaction processing system that proved to be an early precursor to PayPal.[7]

Stephen also hosts a podcast titled The BullsEye Guy Podcast.[8] It features business executives, philanthropists, celebrities and entrepreneurs sharing their insights and wisdom.

Stephen Meade is particularly notable for his contributions to technology based companies including:

2Xchange[edit]

2Xchange: Chicago based software company specializing in asset management and redeployment technologies. 2Xchange is best known for having developed, implemented, and powered the software behind the Emergency Asset Management System platform.[9]

Virtual Sellers[edit]

VirtualSellers as the first Internet based master merchant for eCommerce in 1996. Meade helped develop a transaction processing systems for internet based retailers. The VirtualSellerc was sold in 1999 to a public company that assumed the name of Virtualsellers.com. The company provided up to 7 payment options, and easy transaction processing and clearing services for small and medium businesses looking to sell their products online.[10]>[11]

Cenoplex[edit]

An audio messaging and services company that helps carriers in Lifecycle Management (LCM) efforts to reduce churn, promote Value Added Services (VAS), and increase Revenue (ARPU) with non-intrusive audio content. Fully funded, with an A+ Management team and Advisory Board, Cenoplex is the first company in the world to insert a four-second audio message in the call sequencing gap of an outbound mobile call, all without disrupting the call path.[12] Developed "Actionable Audio Messages" technology, a wireless audio advertising platform and insertion engine for mobile operators.[13]

Community Commerce Networks[edit]

Community Commerce Networks (ComCom) is a closed loop and private labeled transaction system for affinity groups.

OrionNation[edit]

OrionNation is an "anti-Facebook" site for entertainers looking to control their own content.

RONAStar: Enterprise[edit]

RONAStar Enterprise solution "empowering large corporations to save money by redeploying idle assets".[14]

KnockNOW[edit]

In August 2000, Meade and former government commissioner, Bob Gerometta, founded KnockNOW, a non-profit organization committed to accelerating opportunities for entrepreneurs. Meade and Gerometta wanted to educate and support a community professionals from five key business sectors: service; politics, press and academics; investment; corporate; and entrepreneurial. Today, the KnockNOW community continues to hold regular meetings called "Isolation is a Good Thing".[15]

Big Bamboo[edit]

Big Bamboo, LLC is a holding company and incubator for start-up companies. Stephen serves as business architect, venture capitalist, and relationship builder.

My WetRock[edit]

My WetRock is a consumer product that saves a targeted 20 billions of gallons of water per year by reducing the amount of wasted water when flushing toilets.[16] At My WetRock, Meade promotes environmental awareness and provides creative educational tools through a comic character called "Johnny Waterdrop". In March 2011, Meade was named TCVN's FastPitch Winner for his work with My WetRock.[17]

MonetaPro[edit]

MonetaPro is a B2B platform that operates as a sell-for-credit exchange. MonetaPro allows companies to list goods and services for sale at prices they determine. With MonetaPro, businesses can freely buy and sell goods and services to other businesses across all vertical markets & industries. To date, MonetaPro has won (8) global contests.[18]

- February 19, 2018: d10e (Silicon Valley) - 1st Place[19]

- March 6, 2018: d10e (Korea) - 3rd Place[20]

- March 15, 2018: d10e (Puerto Rico) - 4th Place[20]

- April 5, 2018: CryptoBlockcon (Los Angeles) - 1st Place in ICO competition

- May 21, 2018: d10e (Malta) - 2nd Place[20]

- July 18, 2018: CoinAgenda Europe - 3rd Place[21]

Leadership[edit]

Stephen has been a global panel moderator, expert speaker and keynote speaker around the world.[22] He has served as a mentor to the Founder Institute, world's largest entrepreneur training and startup launch program.[23][24][25] Meade is also noted for his active participation in the Clinton Global Initiative and Opportunity Green.[26][27][28]

Meade has stood as guest lecturer at several universities, including MIT, Harvard, USC, UCLA, Northwestern and Peter Kiewit Institute among others.[1][11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Stephen Meade". Market Visual. Retrieved 12 February 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Upper Street Marketing Inc. Announces First Acquisition of MagMo, Inc". Yahoo News. 28 March 2014. Retrieved 12 February 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Upper Street Marketing Subsidiary MagMo Selected for the Alpha Startup Program at the Words Premiere Web Summit; CEO Stephen Meade Selected To Speak On Technology Panel". Kusi News. 6 November 2014. Retrieved 12 February 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "March Forum FastPitch Winner: Stephen Meade, My Wet Rock, LLC". TVCN. 29 March 2011. Retrieved 12 February 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "STEPHEN MEADE". Voice America. Retrieved 12 February 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "Stephen Meade". Crunch Base. Retrieved 27 February 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ "Attend the Sea/la chapter meeting, monday February 25th, 2013 from 6pm-8pm". Academics for Social Entrepreneurship. 20 February 2013. Retrieved 27 February 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ "The BullsEye Guy Podcast". TheBullsEyeGuy.com. Retrieved 12 February 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ "Company Overview of 2Xchange, Inc". Bloomberg Business. Retrieved 27 February 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ "Corporate". Upper Street Marketing. Retrieved 4 March 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  11. ^ a b "Executive Profile - Stephen Meade". Bloomberg Business. Retrieved 4 March 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  12. ^ "Cenoplex". Crunchbase.com. Retrieved 1 April 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  13. ^ Bernstein, Peter (14 June 2012). "Cenoplex Actionable Audio Messages Helps Mobile Operators Tackle Customer Care Costs". TMCNet. Retrieved 27 February 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  14. ^ "Adding Audio to Your Business Web Site - Helps Sales Reps Maximize In-person Meeting Impact". Marketing Sherpa. 10 February 2004. Retrieved 4 March 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  15. ^ "Stephen Meade - Board Chairman and Founder". Moneta Pro. Retrieved 4 March 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  16. ^ "My WetRock". Angel.co. Retrieved 4 March 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  17. ^ "March Forum FastPitch Winner: Stephen Meade, My Wet Rock, LLC". TCVN. 29 March 2011. Retrieved 4 March 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  18. ^ "News/Press Releases/Appearances: Monetapro.io". TCVN. 12 February 2020. Retrieved 12 February 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  19. ^ "Corporate Barters And Trading Assets with Stephen Meade". The New Trust Economy. 10 January 2019. Retrieved 10 January 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  20. ^ a b c "Hitting The Bullseye On Your Blockchain Innovation With Stephen Meade". The New Trust Economy. 10 December 2019. Retrieved 10 December 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  21. ^ "CoinAgenda Europe Announces ICO Contest Winners". Globalnewswire.com. 18 July 2018. Retrieved 18 July 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  22. ^ "The BullsEye Guy Speaker's Kit". thebullseyeguy.com. 12 February 2020. Retrieved 12 February 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  23. ^ Morgan, Nailah (30 December 2014). "Los Angeles Founder Institute Final Applications Due Sunday". Founder Institute. Retrieved 4 March 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  24. ^ Greechan, Jonathan (5 October 2012). "Great #Startup Mentors Confirmed for the San Diego Founder Institute". Founder Institute. Retrieved 4 March 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  25. ^ Deagon, Brian (22 February 2011). "Starting A Business: Be Persistent, Focused, Bold, Passionate And Soar With Eagles". Deagon's Digest. Retrieved 4 March 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  26. ^ "Speakers Kit". Isolation Is A Good Thing. Retrieved 4 March 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  27. ^ "Interconnected: Accelerating Green Product Innovation and New Business Models, Moderated by Anya Kamenetz, Fast Company". Opportunity Green. Retrieved 4 March 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  28. ^ "Opportunity Green Business Conference 2010 Speakers". Opportunity Green. Retrieved 4 March 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)