Career Summary

Serial entrepreneur and startup mentor with 30 years of experience in starting and building technology companies backed by angel investors and venture capital. O’Donnell founded Ask-Me Multimedia (acquired by Midisoft), (ongoing), (ongoing), and, among other companies. He was on the launch teams of CompuServe Sprynet, one of the first national Internet Service Providers (went public as part of CompuServe in 1996), and Design Intelligence (acquired by Microsoft).

O’Donnell is the author of two best-selling books on business planning and marketing planning, and served as Chairman of the Northwest Entrepreneurs Network in Seattle, Washington. He blogs about startup best practices on and served as the Managing Director of the Tampa Chapter of The Founder Institute, the world’s largest accelerator of tech startup companies. He ran two programs for Startup Quest in South Florida and co-founded Thesis Ventures, the first early-stage venture fund and company builder in the state of Florida.


Startups, product specifications, product management, product launch, product marketing, business and marketing planning, capital placement, corporate and business development, Internet advertising models, digital content strategies, content monetization, copyright, presentations and public speaking.

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