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British Empire Study Group – Tom Droege

December 17, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EST

Thursday, December 17, 2020 at 6 PM EST
Before the world had Ebay, philatelist had Stamp Auction Network (SAN) as a place to access typically elusive auction catalogues. This 26-year-old brainchild of Tom Droege continues to evolve. In 1996, SAN began offering collectors interactive bidding, and by 1999 the platform reached over 2 Million Lots offered and 1,000 auction catalogues. In 2000, SAN began offering Dynamic Interactive Bidding and Live Internet Bidding. Live Internet bidding quickly became a norm. Stamp Auction Network has offered over 2.4 Billion dollars of stamps. SAN maintains a comprehensive international auction calendar and auction directory. Over 228 different auction firms have posted their catalogues with SAN, and the company continues to evolve.
If you are in the hobby, you have probably used SAN’s services to help locate, bid or research items. The British Empire Study Group host a rare behind the scenes look at one of the hobby’s oldest and most popular internet tools where you will learn tips and strategies for using SAN directly from the creator. A not to miss event for anyone in the hobby.
The British Empire Study Group invites you Join us on December 17th at 6 pm EST as Tom Droege presents, “StampAuctionNetwork bringing the Next Generation”.
About Tom
Tom Droege is president of Droege Computing Services, Inc. a software development and IT services firm founded in 1985. He holds a BS in Engineering Physics, University of Illinois. Highlights of his enterprise and marketplace systems include Auction Management, Inventory and Purchasing Systems, Patient Care Systems, and Toxicology. He has written for PC Magazine, Popular Computing, Data Based Advisor and Midnight Engineering. He created the 1991-1997 Developers Competition, the largest software competition worldwide. He was a founding board member of NC Tech. He is the creator of StampAuctionNetwork.com, the top stamp auction site in the world. He is an auction systems expert in the wine and stamp field.
Tom is also the co-founder of Resilient Ventures, a $10 million committed capital Investment fund. Our vision is to disrupt the disparities in access and opportunity for African-American entrepreneurs by investing in their businesses. By bringing access to capital, networks, and expertise to companies that are ready, resilient, and experienced, our aim is to close the wealth gap and accelerate black-owned and founded businesses. We will foster economic business growth by entering the entrepreneurial ecosystem in resilient pursuit of integrated relationships and beloved community. His racial equity understandings began in the 90’s and currently leads groups working to understand racial equity concepts. He and Keith Daniel founded Resilient Ventures to support African-American high growth entrepreneurship.
Married since 1981, he and Paula have 5 children, 6 grandchildren. He is a long-distance cyclist and musician.


December 17, 2020
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EST
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