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lynda.com Founders to Speak at Colligan Theatre on Dec 2

By Sara Isenberg
Founder, Publisher, Editor-in-Chief, Santa Cruz Tech Beat

November 13, 2015 — Santa Cruz, CA

The lynda.com Story: From Bootstrapping Start-up to Leader in Online Learning

Lynda Weinman and Bruce Heavin, founders of lynda.com, will speak at the new Colligan Theatre at the Tannery Art Center in Santa Cruz on December 2, 3:30pm. This event is part of the CSUMB President’s Speaker Series, and will be simulcast at the CSUMB World Theater.

  • From Bootstrapping Start-up to Leader in Online Learning: The lynda.com Story
  • Wednesday, December 2, 2015
  • 3:30pm
  • The Colligan Theatre, Tannery Art Center, Santa Cruz [map]
  • Reception to follow.
  • Free but must RSVP: here.

Lynda Weinman and Bruce Heavin are the founders of lynda.com, a leading site for online learning purchased by LinkedIn in June 2015. Weinman and Heavin are spouses, business partners and visionaries. Their story begins in Santa Barbara, building a company for years with no outside financing in a small market. They will talk about the inspiration for lynda.com, key start-up challenges, the early subscription model, growing the company into a world leader, the synergy and cultural match with LinkedIn, lessons learned, the future of online learning and working together as a couple.

To request special accommodations or for more information, call the World Theater Box Office at 831-582-4580 or email mmandapat@csumb.edu.

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