Speaker’s Kit

Stephen Meade

CEO – MonetaPro.IO

Founder & Resident RainMaker – Big Bamboo, LLC

Founder – My WetRock

To schedule a speaking engagement, please contact:

Email: Stephen.Meade@BigbambooLLC.com

Address: 9601 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 1199, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Cellphone Number:  312-953-2208

LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/stephenmeade

Twitter: @StephenMeadeLA

website: www.bigbamboollc.com 


About Stephen Meade / Speaker Bio:

STEPHEN MEADE is an American entrepreneur, executive and business founder who is passionate about creating companies that make a difference in the world.  He has the ability to catapult an idea from pure concept to the creation of a thriving business.  In the past 20 years, he has created, incubated and architected nine (9) successful technology-based companies.  He is a seasoned business leader who frequently speaks on the art of networking at executive leadership conferences and the largest communities of startup (i.e. executives, entrepreneurs, start-up founders, co-founders, students) around the world.

In 2005, he founded Big Bamboo, LLC to serve as the incubator for ideas that are worth building a team around and bringing to market. Currently, all ideas come solely from the Founder, Mr. Meade, and the company does not take on or incubate outside business or services.

He is currently the CEO of MonetaPro.IO, which is a FinTech Blockchain company for Global Companies to participate in Corporate Trade.  MonetaPro.IO competed in and won the Silicon Valley d10e Global ICO contest, which to date was the largest ICO competition in the World featuring 32 companies.  MonetaPro.IO also took 3rd place at d10e – Seoul, Korea and 4th place at d10e – San Juan, Puerto Rico.  Next stop will be Tokyo, Japan at the end of April 2018.

Mr. Meade is also the CEO of Upper Street Marketing (Stock Symbol: UPPR), a boutique public company focused on technology around Media, Entertainment, and Influencers.  The first product for UPPR, MagMo (which stands for Magazine Moment) is a photo sharing tool for major brands to create stories and share it with their existing audience.  MagMo can provide monetization for social media audiences of the brand through a patent pending process known as the “back cover.”

Prior projects include:

MyBlueEarth.org – (Environmental Consumer Product for Water Conservation, saving a targeted 50 Billion Gallons of water per year, and educating millions of children about conservation)

Cenoplex – (A revolutionary mobile messaging platform and first company in the world to insert a four second audio message in the sequencing gap of a mobile phone call)

RONAStar – (Internal eBay for large companies to save money by redeploying their own idle assets)

ComCom – (A private labeled transaction platform for affinity groups)

CuCme – (See you, See Me; a mobile networking app to find relevant people around you)

His roster of successful businesses also includes the founding and selling of SiteVisions.com, a website and database development company sold in 2000.  In 1996, he founded VirtualSellers.com which became an innovation for an e-commerce based transaction processing system that proved to be an early precursor to PayPal and EAMS (Emergency Asset Management System), which is a software application for disaster management and was used in the City of New York to help manage the crisis of 9/11.  VDOT was sold in 1999 to a public company.  At its height, VDOT had a market cap of $950M.  VDOT, the technology, service and concept was an early precursor to what later became PayPal.

For Mr. Meade, most ideas are impactful, relevant, and quite often ahead of their time.  From having the 4th ever Infomercial in the late 80’s to VirtualSellers in the 90s, he has positioned himself as a pioneer in the e-commerce transaction processing company.  Prior to venturing into the entrepreneurial world, he served as a regional Vice-President with Travelers Group, a fortune 500 financial services company.

Previous Speaking Engagements:

  • Frequent participant & panelist at Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), Founder Institute, Opportunty Green, and more
  • Guest lecturer at MIT, Harvard, Northwestern, PKI (Peter Kiewit Institute), University of Nebraska, UMKC (University of Missouri Kansas City), USC , UCLA, University of Chicago, Loyola University, Illinois Institute of Technology, University of Illinois at Chicago, and more

Leadership Roles and Affiliations:

  • Adviser to numerous companies and organizations including:
    • International House of Blues Foundation – Chicago (www.IHOBF.com)
    • Massachusetts Institute of Technology Enterprise Forum (www.mitefchicago.org)
    • PC Guild which provides a tour management solution for Bands and entertainment (www.pcguild.com)
    • AgileCo.net
    • Twitmob
  • Fosters the advancement of other start-up leaders as a founding member of KnockNOW, a non-profit that accelerates opportunities for entrepreneurs
  • Served as a judge for the prestigious global business plan challenge from Thunderbird (www.innovationchallenge.com), UMKC’s Entrepreneurial contest for 2010, and a finalist judge for Boats.com e-commerce awards
  • “Isolation is a Good Thing” seminar trains executives how to isolate exactly what they need and who they need to meet before they execute in order to be more effective

Presentation Topics:

  • Business Management: Corporate Social Responsibility, Entreprenurship, Innovation, Leadership, Networking, Strategy, Business
  • Current Trends: Environment, Green
  • Economy/Investment: Economy, Finance, Futurist, Investing
  • Sales Marketing: Marketing, Sales Motivation


  • Vision, Values, and Leadership
  • “Isolation Is A Good Thing”
    • A seminar that trains executives how to be more effective by isolating exactly what they need and who they need to meet before they execute.
  • “Bringing Visions to Reality”
  • The 3 C’s of Networking: Credit, Contacts, and Compensation
  • The Tornado Technique: bit.ly/TornadoTechnique
    • The basis for everything —> Realize most people either don’t care about what you do or they do not understand it.
    • 1- What is the emotional value of what you do? (what are your benefits, how do you help)
    • 2- What is the industry, genre, or type of customer?
    • 3- Names of companies you are trying to meet- Be Specific!
    • 4- Ask for the person who are you trying to get to- be specific in terms of title.
    • 5- Research and find the name of EXACTLY who you want to meet.
    • Be Specific and don’t be shy.

He welcomes an opportunity to speak if he feels he can add value for the audience.

Published Works

Stephen Meade is the author of three books in the field of finance/credit improvement and business networking.


The Tornado Technique is the basis for everything!  The truth is that most people you may meet at a networking event either do not care about what you do OR do not understand it.  If you really want to pitch yourself at a high level with results, ask the following of yourself…

*Click on the Link to learn more about the Tornado Technique*

MonetaPro Wins 1st Place – Silicon Valley – d10e – Monday, February 19th, 2018.  Approximately 420 companies submitted entry to become one of the 32 featured participants at this worldwide conference.  10 neutral judges voted MonetaPro as 1st place overall.

Unblocking the Blockchain Event – February 28th, 2018: Stephen provided a stellar speech on the simplified meaning of blockchain, bitcoin, ethereum, EOS, etc.  An ebook on this talk will be coming out soon!

USC Film School – Isolation Presentation – February 14th, 2013: Stephen spoke to Film School students about how to develop your brand and persevere in a cut-throat industry.

To schedule a speaking engagement, please contact:

Email: Stephen.Meade@BigbambooLLC.com

Address: 9601 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 1199, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Cellphone Number:  312-953-2208

LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/stephenmeade

Twitter: @StephenMeadeLA

website: www.bigbamboollc.com