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Patrick Kitano

Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

I build media networks

I build media networks

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Involved In

Founder

BNN Networks
The Breaking News Network

Advisor

Give Local America
Mac Arthur Foundation
GivingTuesday.org
DoSomething.org
Pvblic Foundation

Positions

Founder BNN Networks February 2015 - present
Founder The Breaking News Network May 2009 - present
Principal Domus Consulting Group February 2007 - December 2009

Education

Columbia University - Columbia Business School Finance 1983 - 1985
University of California, Berkeley Geophysics 1976 - 1980

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • Local
  • • Media
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Social Impact
  • • Content
  • • News

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Brand Development • Local Marketing • Social commerce • Social Media • Cause Marketing

Key Accomplishments

Over the past six years, I singlehandedly developed The Breaking News Network ("BNN"), into a 400-city community news network, outlasting similar local news network efforts by AOL and Gannett. The network provides proof of concept to startup BNN Networks.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

I am looking for cofounders who can develop revenue opportunities based on leveraging six established media networks.

As an Advisor

I can provide massive media support to startups and projects that require localized advocacy across 400 cities.

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Ken Clark
They're my friends  •  Co Founder, Vrumpus and CMO, Responsive Translation (formerly 1-800-Translate).
He is a great entrepreneur, and has been for all the time I've known him, 20 years. Big thinker, smart, subtle, outside the box.
Shanmugam V
They're my friends
Pat is very intelligent and always innovative. He will always come up with ideas for the help of community. He is having several ideas towar ... ds his field with resourceful ideas.
Alex Salkever
They're my friends  •  Head of Growth / Product Marketing / BD, Silk.co and Angel Investor / Advisor, Inkwire, Inc.. University of California, Santa Barbara grad.
Patrick has built an amazing Twitter-driven local news network from nothing on a shoestring budget. It's one of the best distribution vehicl ... es for local news on Twitter. To me, that's the definition of scrappy entrepreneur.

Alex Salkever
We worked together  •  Head of Growth / Product Marketing / BD, Silk.co and Angel Investor / Advisor, Inkwire, Inc.. University of California, Santa Barbara grad.
Alex always works on great ideas and projects and finds ways to execute and improve on them. I'm impressed with his newest role product mark ... eting at Silk which marries big data with media and publishing. Awesome.

Ken Clark
They're my friends  •  Co Founder, Vrumpus and CMO, Responsive Translation (formerly 1-800-Translate).
Ken's working on an intriguing second generation VR viewer based on work he's done in the imaging space. He's allied with VR thought leaders ... , and he has the character and intelligence to breakthrough with this new product.