Don’t miss our panel discussion on Nov 8th at 9:00 AM PST as Forbes senior contributor and author of The Million-Dollar, One-Person Business, Elaine Pofeldt, interviews Evan Fisher, founder/CEO of Unicorn Capital, and managing partners of AppEvolve Jason Martin and Patrick Falvey.
Learn how all three successful professionals leverage Upwork to build thriving businesses and hear how they:
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Founder/CEO of Unicorn Capital
Forbes senior contributor and independent journalist. Author of The Million-Dollar, One-Person Business
Managing Partner, AppEvolve
Managing Partner, AppEvolve
Evan Fisher is the creator and host of YouTube channel Freelance MVP, which he founded after becoming the highest-earning Upwork freelancer worldwide by annual earnings, earning over $1,500,000 in his first 4 years on Upwork. He founded Freelance MVP with the focus on giving all freelancers the tools they need to earn money online by working remotely.
Through his work on Upwork, Evan founded & built his business Unicorn Capital, an investor pitch specialist company that has helped founders and entrepreneurs raise over $4 billion from superstar investors, including Mark Cuban and Richard Branson, as well as some of the world's largest VC funds including Andreessen Horowitz and SoftBank. Evan has been profiled in Forbes, Business Insider and the book Tiny Business, Big Money, and his articles have been featured in INC and TechCrunch.
Elaine Pofeldt is an independent journalist who specializes in small business and entrepreneurship. She is the author of Tiny Business, Big Money for W.W. Norton& Co. (February 15, 2022), a look at how seven-figure businesses with small teams are reinventing the small business landscape, and The Million-Dollar, One-Person Business (Random House), a guide to how solopreneurs are breaking $1 million in revenue in businesses with no employees except the owners. Her work has appeared in FORTUNE, Money, CNBC, Inc., Forbes, Crain’s New York Business, and many other business publications. She has contributed to the Economist Intelligence Unit. She is also a ghostwriter/collaborative editor.
As a senior editor at FORTUNE Small Business, where she worked for eight years, Elaine was twice nominated for the National Magazine Award for her features and ran the magazine’s annual business plan competition. Elaine graduated from Yale University with a BA in English. She lives in New Jersey with her husband and their four children and in her free time enjoys taekwondo, yoga, and kickboxing.
Jason Martin is a Managing Partner of AppEvolve, a custom software development agency that helps businesses increase efficiency through modern technology. After spending two decades working in the tech space with multimillion-dollar brands and start-ups, Jason knows what drives conversions and business efficiency. In addition to building a top multi-million dollar agency on Upwork and being an Upwork author in the Software Development category, Jason's business accomplishments have been profiled in Forbes, Yahoo Finance, Tim Ferriss, GeekWire, and the book Tiny Business, Big Money.
Patrick Falvey is a managing partner of AppEvolve, a custom software development agency that helps businesses increase efficiency through modern technology. In his spare time, he loves to learn about anything technical, like updating his knowledge of new development frameworks, executive education through MIT, or building an 8-bit CPU from scratch. In addition to building a top multi-million dollar agency on Upwork, Patrick's business accomplishments have been profiled in Forbes, Yahoo Finance, Tim Ferriss, GeekWire, and the book Tiny Business, Big Money.
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