Sacca to visit Z80 Labs this afternoon
blog by Ben Tsujimoto • September 07, 2012 @ 8:55am
Venture investor and start-up wizard Chris Sacca, who was deemed “possibly one of the most influential businessmen in America” by the Wall Street Journal, will visit the Z80 Labs inside the Buffalo News, 1 News Plaza, Buffalo, today for an interview with freelance writer and In Pod Form podcast host Kevin Purdy.
From 4 to 6 p.m., Purdy will interview Sacca and then moderate a Q & A session between Sacca and the audience. Admission is free but space is limited, so visit the Eventbrite site to claim your spot.
In addition to previously working as Google’s Head of Special Initiatives, Sacca is seen as an investment visionary, latching onto Facebook, Twitter and Instagram during their rise to prominence. You can find information on a legion of his other accomplishments here, but perhaps most impressive is his coast-to-coast bike ride in 34 days, from Charleston, S.C. to Santa Monica, Calif.—a distance of 3,286 miles. He’s also competed in two Ironmans.
The more you read about him, the more clear it becomes that Sacca is one of those exceptional individuals with an unrelenting drive for accomplishment and an insatiable appetite for progress. He also apparently took graduate level math classes as a sixth grader, which is utterly ridiculous.
Not only will the audience get to interact with Sacca, but the late afternoon chat provides an opportunity to explore the Z80 Labs, Buffalo’s first Internet-based technology incubator. While still in its infancy, Z80 Labs serve as a source of encouragement and a stable of resources for business start-ups in the Queen City.