FF SIG: Founding and Growing a Successful dot-com



  • Come hear from someone who's been there, done that. Our guest speaker, Vip Patel, will share his insights and answer your questions.



    Vip Patel, Founder and Chairman - eHealthinsurance Services, Inc.


    Presentation Overview

    Founding and Growing a Successful dot-com

    Are there any successful dot-com models out there? How does one build a company on a vision and make it an industry leader? Can you raise capital in this down market? Come hear from someone who's been there, done that. Our guest speaker, Vip Patel, will share his insights and answer your questions. Do not miss out on this enlightening event!


    About our Guest

    Vip Patel

    Vip Patel is the Founder and Chairman of eHealthInsurance. In his prior role at Healtheon Corporation, Mr. Patel was responsible for sales and product management of Healtheon's health insurance industry offerings and for charting the direction of future health insurance services. At Silicon Graphics, Mr. Patel's vision helped give rise to the company's Web business and innovative Internet-based solutions for several industry segments. He also had product marketing responsibility for the $700M next-generation workstation product line. Prior to SGI, Mr. Patel held senior-level positions at Hewlett-Packard and at Booz, Allen & Hamilton. Mr. Patel holds an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a B.S. degree from Stanford University.

    About eHealthinsurance

    eHealthInsurance, the #1 place for purchasing health insurance online, markets individual and small group health insurance to the public. The company delivers the best customer experience for buying health insurance by offering the broadest selection of leading health plans, delivering unparalleled customer service online through licensed agents, and guaranteeing the best price.

    eHealthInsurance provides the convenience of Internet self-service and 24-hour availability, complemented by a full- service Customer Service Center of highly trained customer service representatives. Sales, enrollment and customer service inquiries are handled via phone, fax, e-mail, and the Internet. Unfettered by any plan-specific financial incentives, eHealthInsurance presents health insurance options in an objective, unbiased manner, empowering the purchaser to make the best overall choice. The website empowers individuals and small businesses with knowledge of affordable plans, information to make the right choice, and provides a single location to purchase health insurance. In addition, eHealthInsurance facilitates rapid approval of applications and real-time communication with the back-office processes of health plans.

    For more information, visit www.ehealthinsurance.com


    Event Logistics


    Pre-registration is recommended -- seating is limited.

    To use a coupon or register by phone, please call (408) 494-8378.




    111 West Saint John, Suite 200

    San Jose, CA 95113

    Phone: 408-494-8378

    Note: the building doors lock at 7:00pm.

    If you arrive after 7:00pm, please call 408-494-8378.


    6:00pm-6:30pm - registration

    6:30pm-8:30pm - discussion



    $15 for non-SDForum Members

    No charge for SDForum members and students with ID

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