As a part of my series about the “How Business Leaders Plan To Rebuild In The Post COVID Economy”, I had the pleasure of interviewing Sam Staley.
Sam Staley is an entrepreneur in Charleston, South Carolina. He has been involved in a number of ventures and is the Founder and CEO of Event.Gives — an event software platform that has won several awards along with an investment from AOL Founder Steve Case. Staley also serves as CTO at CODE/+/TRUST, another company he co-founded, and is a mentor at The Harbor Entrepreneur Center in Charleston where he helps guide and grow other start-ups in the region.
Prior to Event.Gives, Staley developed the first metropolitan-scale Wi-Fi network in the U.S. The idea came to him while driving and looking for open Wi-Fi access in Charleston neighborhoods which led him to question: ‘Why wasn’t Wi-Fi internet available ubiquitously in a city?’ Staley quit his job as a financial advisor, wrote a business plan, secured investors and from there, grew his first venture. Staley has since started several tech companies and is a graduate of The Citadel in Charleston, SC.
Read the full interview, HERE.