Jennifer Bonnett (pronounced [bow-ne])
Jennifer Bonnett is a technology entrepreneur with over 20 years experience in the Information Technology/Software Development field specializing in web and mobile technologies. She is currently Assistant Director of Education & Community Outreach at ATDC and Chief Chick of StartupChicks.
ATDC is a startup accelerator focused on growing Technology businesses in the state of Georgia.
StartupChicks is a networking and educational organization for women entrepreneurs. Jennifer founded StartupChicks in 2009 to connect with existing women entrepreneurs and grow/inspire future generations of women to become entrepreneurs. StartupChicks has grown to over 1000 members.
Prior to these roles, Jennifer was CEO of Nexpense, VP of Technology for Seacoast Synergy, a technology business incubator and co-founder / Chief Technology Officer of eTour.com.
Nexpense was a mobile technology company focused on eliminating Expense Reporting for small to mid-sized businesses through the use of mobile devices, business rules and automation. Nexpense was acquired in June of 2012.
eTour.com was an internet advertising engine similar in nature to a search engine. As the sole technology-oriented founder, she designed, developed, and launched the initial version of eTour.com in the spring of 1998. She eventually grew the technology staff to 60 employees, as the company grew to 180 employees.
In 1999, eTour.com was labeled the “Most Addictive” site on the web by Industry Standard; the “coolest tool site” of the year by http://www.coolsiteoftheday.com; and was ranked number 1 in average days visited by MediaMetrix (a.k.a. the “stickiest” site on the web). By April of 2001, eTour had grown to 5 million subscribers and was ranked number 71 in total traffic for the world wide web by MediaMetrix. eTour was venture backed. eTour.com was acquired by Ask Jeeves (now ASK.com) in May of 2001.