About Brian Breslin (Serious Version)
Brian is a long term web entrepreneur having been involved in various internet businesses since 1996. Over the years Brian’s firm, Infinimedia, has worked with a number of Fortune 500 firms, and built solutions used by hundreds of thousands of people worldwide. Brian currently serves as a venture coach for UM Launchpad, and advisor to several local startups.
Brian is best known for his involvement in the South Florida tech community. His work with RefreshMiami has helped catalyze the local tech community, and earned him recognition as a “Top 20 under 40 business leader” and “Power 30 under 30” for Miami. His organization, Refresh, boasts thousands of members, and has helped drive millions of dollars in value creation for South Florida businesses.
Brian was recently recognized as one of the top 20 leaders under 40 in South Florida by the Miami Herald, as nominated by his peers.
About Brian (First person, non-serious version, though all true)
I got into this business 16 years ago (as of 2013) at the age of 14. I was always into computers, and had been fascinated by the nascent World Wide Web and the awesome things we could find on first Prodigy/Compuserve, then AOL. Yeah, AOL.
I started by reverse engineering websites I found to figure out how they worked. This led me to start my own websites, and start designing them. While a teenager at Coral Gables Senior High (class of 2000), I launched Mac-Mania.com which was one of the early Mac news sites. At one point around 1997, pushing a quarter million visitors a month (at 15), I launched a few other sites (MacGamez.com, iMacOnline/iBookOnline, Macinstart.com) and hired a few people to write content for my then website (which would be called a blog by today’s standards- note the word blog or weblog didn’t exist yet). Infinimedia was born out of this website publishing empire, as it served as my umbrella for corporate purposes.
Fast forward to 2000, the market for advertising was falling out, and I decided to shutter the sites I was running, despite them being profitable for three years running. I packed up my stuff, and headed off to Charlottesville, Virginia to go to attend the University of Virginia. While at UVA my focus shifted away from the web as I studied international politics and worked on my degree in Foreign Affairs (Western Europe focus). I still kept an eye on the web scene, but not quite as actively as before. I wrote a few business plans for various project ideas, though none very seriously.
After graduating in 2004, I rebooted Infinimedia and set out to build a more modern version of what I had run during the previous decade. So the new Infinimedia was supposed to be an umbrella company for my startup ideas which I had planned to build. The only problem with this, was I had to bootstrap, and to bootstrap I needed to do work for others to raise enough cash to invest into my own ideas. So that is how our client services began, and we managed to turn that into a relatively lucrative business. The client services arm has allowed us to invest into various projects which otherwise would have been nothing more than tinkerings on a white board.
Since the reboot in 2004, I have tinkered with hundreds of ideas, as my godaddy domain account can attest, and I’ve settled on a few of them.
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