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The Evolution of an Idea - Presenters' Bios

Date of origin: 
October 2013

The Evolution of an Idea.


Justin Goldman

Justin Goldman co‐founded as a junior at Penn State with classmates Chris
Jeffery, Jason Kwicien & David Laiderman. The founding team on the heels of the success of expanded to 17 more universities across the United States.
and the now 25 additional properties today operate under the brand and
continues to thrive.
In 2009 Justin left BetDash to pursue a new venture along with Penn State alumnus Robert
Shedd. Together they created, a social sports betting game. A pivot to a real
money model resulted in an acquisition by a publicly traded leading egaming company in
Dublin, Ireland (Paddy Power PLC). BetDash is a leader in real money social sports betting & in
2012 was recognized for it's success by being named the winner of the EGaming Review 2012
Operator Awards for Innovation in Gaming.


Jason Brewer

Jason is co‐founder and CEO of Brolik, an award winning digital agency in Philadelphia
specializing in branding, web design, video and digital strategy. Jason serves as lead in Brolik's
business development and marketing efforts.
Since co‐founding in 2004 (while a sophomore film/video major at Penn State University), Jason
has established Brolik as an innovative digital agency with a knack for merging design and
technology to push the industry, serving clients including Comcast, Everlast Worldwide, and
Alex’s Lemonade Stand. A key part of Brolik's approach is to empower clients with digital
strategy and brand experiences to increase customer engagement. Brolik has become a leader
in responsive web design, both through their work and educating others about the responsive
design philosophy.
In the past 9 years Jason has assisted in the branding and launch of over 30 start‐up brands. He
has also been featured in the Philadelphia Business Journal, Innovation Philadelphia, Philly Ad
News, Convince and Convert, and SmartCEO for his entrepreneurial ventures in business and
film in Philadelphia.
Jason enjoys writing, whether as a screenwriter for film/commercial video, children’s author or
as a contributing columnist for business and marketing publications.
Jason has been invited to present as a Hearst VIP Guest, sponsored on behalf of the College of

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