FF Brown Bag Series with John Little



  • Brown Bag Lunch Series of the Founders Forum

    Pre-registration is now unavailable. Please register at the door. 



    John E. Little, Founder, Portal Software, Inc


    Event Sponsor

    Come hear about one of the most exciting stories from the Internet era!

    John Little, former Founder and CEO of Portal Software will be our speaker. In late 1999, John was on the cover of Forbes under the headline “The Billionaire Next Door.”

    John will talk about his experiences during the wild Internet roller coaster ride.

    In particular, he will talk about building a foundation for success. He will share his experiences about moving to Silicon Valley to start his company, what advice he would give to entrepreneurs today, and the most important lessons he learned over the course of his career. Finally, he will talk about future trends and opportunities in technology!


    About the Presenter

    Mr. Little founded Portal in March 1985 based on his vision of an integrated business infrastructure for the emerging global networks. He has been a Director since its inception and served as Portal’s chief executive officer from inception to September 2004. In addition, Mr. Little served as president from inception to March 1996 and served as president from November 1996 to February 2002. Prior to founding Portal, Mr. Little was an independent consultant for a number of companies including Knight-Ridder Inc., a newspaper publisher, AT&T Corp., a global leader in communication services, Raytheon Company, a provider of defense and government electronics, space, information technology, technical services, and business and special mission aircraft, Dow Jones News Retrieval, a subsidiary of Dow Jones & Company, Inc., a provider of business and financial news and information, Victor Company of Japan (“JVC”), a global electronics company, and Sun Microsystems, Inc., a provider of network computing products and services.




    111 West Saint John, Suite 200

    San Jose, CA 95113

    Phone: 408-494-8378


    11:45am-12:00pm - Registration

    12:00pm-2:00pm - Program



    (Refreshments & Chips included; NOT lunch, please bring your own!)

    $15 SDForum Members

    $30 Non-SDForum members

    *at the door add $10 to member and non-member prices

    Pre-registration is now unavailable. Please register at the door. 

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