The Founder of Mightybell, the Co-founder and former CEO of Ning & Technology Entrepreneur.
Gina Bianchini founded Mightybell in late 2010 as a way to unlock the potential of real life experiences to be even more interesting, engaging, and active.
Mightybell provides a simple way for people to define and share an organized series of step-by-step, day-by-day “actions” grouped together as “experiences” around a topic or goal for others to do.
Prior to Mightybell, Gina was the founder of Ning, the largest social platform for the world's organizers, activists, and influencers to create unique social experiences online. She led Ning as CEO from its inception in 2004 to March 2010 as an exponentially growing top 100 global website and one of the most valuable start-ups in Silicon Valley with close to 50 million registered users and touching 90 million people around the globe each month.
Gina has been featured on Fortune Magazine’s “40 under 40,” Huffington Post’s 10 technology “Ultimate Game Changers,” and 7x7 magazine’s “Hot 20” list. Gina and Ning have been featured in Fast Company, Wired, The New York Times, Fortune, Forbes, and The Wall Street Journal. She has also appeared on Charlie Rose, CNBC, and CNN.
Prior to founding Mightybell and Ning, Gina was Co-Founder and President of Harmonic Communications, an early advertising tracking, measurement, and optimization software company backed by Sequoia Capital and acquired by Dentsu.
Gina graduated with honors from Stanford University and received her M.B.A from the Stanford Graduate School of Business in 2000. She started her career at Goldman Sachs & Co.
While firmly planted at the forefront of the technology and social media revolution, Gina also serves as an advisor to The Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University; The List Project, a non-profit to resettle Iraqi allies in the U.S.; and She Writes, the largest social network for women writers globally.
Speech Topics Include:
How to use social media to drive action
For companies and brands, I believe the first generation of social technologies was about creating a conversation. The next generation will be about transforming talk into action.
The future of popular culture
When you look at how popular culture has been fundamentally changed by social technologies and media, it’s profound. What will arts, entertainment, politics, and even sports be transformed by social technologies over the next five years.
What your organization can learn from the next wave of social games and platforms
Why do people love social games and how can you take their principles and use them in your organization?
Taking an idea and turning it into a hit
In the case of Ning, she took it from an idea and turned it into one of the top 10 social platforms in the world. What does this take and how can you bring it into your organization?
The future of work
What do start-ups and technology companies who have been living with social technologies for six years know about how social media will change recruiting, training, teams, and how you treat your alumni?