Forbes Business Council is an Invitation-Only Community for Successful Business Owners and Leaders
[Silicon Valley, CA 12/20/19] — Derek Distenfield, Co-founder of GSD Venture Studios and startup expert, has been accepted into the Forbes Business Council, the foremost growth and networking organization for successful business owners and leaders worldwide.
Derek was vetted and selected by a review committee based on the depth and diversity of his experience. Criteria for acceptance include a track record of successfully impacting business growth metrics as well as personal and professional achievements and honors.
“We are honored to welcome Derek Distenfield into the community,” said Scott Gerber, founder of Forbes Councils, the collective that includes Forbes Business Council. “Our mission with Forbes Councils is to bring together proven leaders from every industry, creating a curated, social capital-driven network that helps every member grow professionally and make an even greater impact on the business world.”
As an accepted member of the Council, Derek has access to a variety of exclusive opportunities designed to help him reach peak professional influence. He will connect and collaborate with other respected local leaders in a private forum and at members-only events.
Derek will also be invited to work with a professional editorial team to share expert insights in original business articles on Forbes.com, and to contribute to published Q&A panels alongside other experts.
“I’m honored and excited to have been selected to join the Forbes Business Council,” said Derek. “The Forbes Councils community is made up of the world’s leading business experts, and I am proud to be among them. Working with the Forbes Business Council will enable me to reach more AI and tech companies around the world who are ready to #GoGlobal.”
ABOUT FORBES COUNCILS
Forbes Councils is a collective of invitation-only communities created in partnership with Forbes and the expert community builders who founded Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC). In Forbes Councils, exceptional business owners and leaders come together with the people and resources that can help them thrive.
ABOUT GSD VENTURE STUDIOS
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