Founded: Spring 2012
Organizers: David Hornick, Christopher Soto
Times: Sessions occur from about 6:30 – 9:30PM. It’s helpful to arrive about 15 minutes early.
Santa Monica is sprawling with a wide variety of talented and passionate individuals. House of Genius strives to form new connections and reinforce the entrepreneurial ecosystem.
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David has been hacking software since the early 90s. By the late 90s he started his first web business. He is currently the founder of Fluid Thinking, a company specializing in architecting strategies and solutions for web based technologies. With over a decade of experience, he has grown the company to service a diverse base of clients from consumer products to financial management. He has most recently been recognized for revitalizing legacy systems by breathing new life into them through the use of responsive UX and modern environments.
As a driven entrepreneur, David continues to work with partners to strategize, architect, and develop solutions which challenge traditional enterprise methodologies. His goal is to transform industries through creative disruption, cultivating High-Impact Entrepreneurship opportunities.
David is passionate about participating in life. He believes in the continued growth of one’s experiences while seeking balance in all aspects of life. David’s sense of balance includes mountain biking and the adventurous company of his wife, daughter and dog.
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Chris’ spirit for entrepreneurship comes from the many diverse experiences he has gained throughout his lifetime. He is currently the co-founder of an enterprise software startup operating in stealth mode. In the past, he founded and sold a company which operated assisted living centers for people with different levels of disabilities. He was also a partner in a production and event design company (where he also got to practice his DJ skills).
Chris is constantly trying to push the envelope with both enterprise and open source technologies. He is focused on the goal of doing more with less. His passion for technology and love of music enables Chris to apply a creative spin on the technical world we live in, whether it’s data analytics or software development.
Chris holds a B.S. in Management Science with a minor in Computer Science from the University of California, San Diego and earned his Executive MBA at the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business.
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Real Office Centers
(old Google Santa Monica office)
Santa Monica, CA 90401
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