FD VIII: Scott Savitz of Shoebuy, May 9th, 2012

A special thank you to Scott Savitz for sharing his experience as Shoebuy‘s founder and CEO with the Boston community.  Scott shared his transition from working in the mortgage and bond industries to noticing a huge gap in the online shoe purchasing industry.  Scott set out to create the one-stop-shop for online shoe retail within an extremely fragmented 1999 retail shoe market.  Ultimately, after 6 years of continued growth and success, Scott decided to sell the business in 2006 to IAC.  Founder Dialogues was able to dig deeper into Scott’s thought processes as he built the company and through acquistion.

Thanks to returning and new participants.  The Founder Dialogues event series is dedicated to celebrating entrepreneurial success within the Boston startup community.  Please stay tuned for the announcement of our next speaker soon.  Our vision is to showcase local successes and inspire the Boston community to build the next generation of great startup success stories.

We hope you enjoy the video and photographs capturing FD VIII.  Feel free to tweet any thoughts or comments using #fdialogues.

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A special thanks to Greg Joyce of Willoughby Films for his video talents.  We would also like to thank VisibleGains and VentureFizz for their continued support.  Ian Holmes kindly joined Nathalie Bishop in photographing and organization for the event.  Also, a big thank you to Microsoft for providing the space for Founder Dialogues.