Our Entrepreneurs


Eric Knopf & John Russell

Eric Knopf is Co-Founder of Webconnex. He’s a highly caffeinated entrepreneur, lover of startups, and adrenaline junkie. He is a tech guru who architects how the software works and is particularly talented at wrangling programmers. Prior to Webconnex, Eric founded Vision Launchers, which helps ideas and startups get off the ground. In addition to being involved in several other tech ventures and businesses, he leads a weekly faith community of young adults called Epic Life. His passion is not being bored and he has an unusual appetite for bacon.



John Russell is Co-Founder of Webconnex. He’s a life-long entrepreneur with expertise in non-traditional marketing and sales strategy. John thrives on the fast-paced world of bootstrapped startups. Prior to Webconnex, he founded several other successful companies, including Action Media which was sold to Apprise Media in 2006. John works remotely from a home office in Newport Beach, CA, where you’ll find him in boardshorts and a T-shirt until well after lunch.

Webconnex provides powerful software that is transforming fundraising and event production. The company’s web-based products are modernizing the marketplace by being simple, affordable and scalable. The current model of exorbitant fees, forced account creation, and a “one size fits all” philosophy is outdated. Among the family of products: GivingFuel (online giving), RedPodium (race registration), TicketSpice (event ticketing) and RegFox (corporate event registration). Webconnex is used to process more than $150 million annually.