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jason illian

Advisor Dallas/Fort Worth Area, US

Advisor, The Dallas Entrepreneur Center and Chair of Startup TX, Director of Corporate Partnerships, Startup America Partnership.

Advisor, The Dallas Entrepreneur Center and Chair of Startup TX, Director of Corporate Partnerships, Startup America Partnership.

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Involved In

Founder

BookShout
BookShout
El Gato Media

Advisor

The Dallas Entrepreneur Center
The Dallas Entrepreneur Center

Positions

CEO/Founder BookShout January 2010 - present
Advisor The Dallas Entrepreneur Center June 2013 - present
Chair of Startup TX, Director of Corporate Partnerships Startup America Partnership November 2011 - present
Chairman/Founder El Gato Media March 2003 - January 2011
Chief Executive Officer Big Jump Media, Inc. (d.b.a. tangle.com) August 2007 - August 2009
VP of Institutional Sales Strong Capital Management 1999 - 2001

Education

Texas Christian University International Finance 1994 - 1999
Texas Christian University - M.J. Neeley School of Business International Finance 1994 - 1999

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • Sports
  • • Wearable Tech
  • • Media
  • • Content

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Entrepreneur • Social networking • Business Development • Business Strategy • Startups • Strategic Partnerships • mobile devices • Leadership Development

Key Accomplishments

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Michael Sherrod
They're my friends  •  Member Board of Directors, Urban Libraries Council.
He is a smart experienced startup executive who knows how to build companies, teams, products and culture.
Trey Bowles
We worked together  •  Cofounder and CEO, The Dallas Entrepreneur Center and Chair, Startup America: Texas Region.
Jason is one of those advisors that not only has a keen sense for strategy, counsel, and operational capacity, but having raised tens of mil ... lions of dollars for his own projects and running multiple ventures at the helm, he can empathize with an entrepreneur. He has a unique ability to zero in on key areas for focus and prioritization while also offering valuable counsel and advice from his real life experiences and ability to launch and scale organizations.
TJ Person
They're my friends  •  Chairman of the Board, Koupon Media and CEO, OpenKey.
I've known Jason for several years and have seen him mature (like all of us who are trying to build companies and learning on the job) to be ... come a strong leader, entrepreneur, and advisor. Jason is my first call when I need advice on a critical decision in my company.

Michael Sherrod
We worked together  •  Member Board of Directors, Urban Libraries Council.
Few people can see both the forest and the trees--Michael can do both. He has the rare combination of true operational experience and youthf ... ul, innovative strategic insights that are invaluable in any project or company.

TJ Person
They're my friends  •  Chairman of the Board, Koupon Media and CEO, OpenKey.
When building a new tech company, you need a person who understands (1) how to structure a deal and its financial implications (2) the techn ... ical aspects/challenges of the proposed platform and (3) the operational nuances of the actual day-to-day work. TJ has all of these qualities. It is rare but TJ is a man of integrity who can think both strategically and tactically at the same time. If you don't know TJ, you should.