News and Events
2013.05.02 - San Francisco, CA — Thalas Capital Group (TCAP) launches new fund to support lifestyle and technology companies.
2013.03.28 - Phoenix, AZ — Thalas Ontogenesis Summit partners with Powered Relationships and Adventure Lead to host the first annual Ontogenesis Startup Summit, focusing on venture backed developments.
2012.11.07 - New York, NY — Established Sister cities are selected during a conference on building relationships within new city developments around the world.
2012.07.16 - New York, NY — The 24-month acquisition of The Thalas Group from its original founder to a group of select private investors was officially consummated.
2012.05.05 - Boston, MA — Thalas begins management of assets ranging from private equity to startup organizations.
2012.03.01 - Los Angeles, CA — The Thalas Group enters into a twelve month series of meetings and summits in order to mobilize a collaborative effort to support and bring socially conscious business practices to the forefront of American business culture.
2011.11.15 - New York, NY — Thalas Capital Group (TCAP) places minority investments in a handful of specially selected, longstanding American and Global institutions. Its goal is to ensure continual and sustainable growth within these organizations and to create a strong foundation of socially conscious relationships between the individuals and teams which manage their operations.
2011.11.11 - Boston, MA — The Thalas Group commences its next phase of business and organizational development, having successfully reached (several days ahead of schedule due to overall shifts in the 10-year T Bill) its projected growth and valuation, according to the November 2009 NPV outlook. This places The Thalas Group's current valuation on target with its 2009 projections, as it continues its average 1.74x daily-compounded per calendar year growth rate (0.203% daily ave).
2011.10.12 - Boston, MA — Thalas completes its two-year initiative to develop Thalas Capital Group (TCAP) and several locally grown, socially-conscious organizations.
2011.10.10 - Los Angeles, CA — The Community Support beta project launches in Los Angeles, California after a lengthy development of its methodologies and platform.
2011.08.23 - Boston, MA — Thalas Capital Group (TCAP) opens discussions to invest in a health foods production and distribution company.
2011.08.15 - New York, NY — Thalas Capital Group (TCAP) enters an agreement to fund Leading LA and supports its efforts in Los Angeles to become a premier online publication featuring the best that LA has to offer.
2011.06.05 - Los Angeles, CA — Thalas Consulting Group, Princeton Review, Chipotle, and Function Drinks complete their first sponsorship round to Powered Relationships, resulting in 15,500 individuals gaining information on teambuilding and organizational development through outreach and educational panels.
2011.05.07 - Seoul, South Korea — THALAS·SONGDO completes the final phase in developing its first international platform. Beta testing begins in June.
2011.03.11 - Boston, MA — Thalas Capital Group (TCAP) funds Beantown's Best and supports its efforts in Boston to become a premier online publication featuring the best that Boston has to offer.
2010.11.18 - Los Angeles, CA — Thalas Consulting Group, Princeton Review, Chipotle, and Function Drinks sponsors Powered Relationships in launching panels across the greater Los Angeles area, beginning with a beta launch at University of California Los Angeles, and today, its first official panel at University of Southern California.
2010.07.16 - New York, NY — Thalas Founder Joseph Chung selects a group of private investors to launch a 24 month acquisition plan to own and operate The Thalas Group. This two year plan strengthens The Thalas Group's efforts to expand its reach into various industries while maintaining its socially conscious approach.
2010.05.01 - San Francisco, CA — Carter Allen is named President. As the Thalas Group moves into international markets, Carter brings about necessary improvements to the organization's financial and investment structure, security policies, and company strategy.
2010.03.21 - Los Angeles, CA — Thalas Founder Joseph Chung partners with several organizations and leaders in Los Angeles to launch Powered Relationships, a not-for-profit initiative allowing current and future leaders to connect and learn how to deliver objectives successfully. Powered Relationships strives to empower individuals and organizations to connect, lead, and succeed.
2010.02.01 - Minneapolis, MN — Thalas Senior VP Matthew J. Brunnette completes Minneapolis business development focus trip and prepares his return to Boston, MA to develop Thalas' Leadership Collaboration Strategies. Mr. Brunnette will reconnect with Thalas CEO Joseph James Chung in Salt Lake City, UT on February 10th, 2010, to launch an up and coming manager and team-building methodology.
2010.01.29 - Shanghai, China — Thalas CEO Joseph Chung wraps up seven day visit with several leading businesses and Government liaisons in China as part of The Thalas Group's longer term international business and cultural development strategy. The move underscores Thalas' recognition of East Asia as a socioeconomic powerhouse.
2010.01.11 - Songdo, South Korea — The Thalas Group launches THALAS·SONGDO, an International Business and Culture Development firm. Thalas executive team members finalized their third formal visit to Songdo, South Korea. Having met with leaders and representatives of several International, South Korean, Japanese, and Chinese businesses and organizations, The Thalas Group is a recognized leader in international business and cultural development - Press Release.
2009.12.15 - Seoul, South Korea — The Thalas Group's third annual Thalas Ontogenesis Summit wraps up in Seoul, South Korea. The Ontogenesis Summit had its beginnings in Breckenridge, Colorado in December of 2007. During the summit, the O Campaign, iThalas, Thalas Consulting Group, and Cultural Horizons Institute were launched.
2009.11.17 - Boston, MA — T the T, Thalas Capital Group (TCAP)'s pilot company, successfully launches the first community round of online video competitions. Within the first three days an average of over 10,000 views were recorded, surpassing previous estimates. T the T also surpassed its original valuation goal by private investors, an important milestone for its first six months in business.
2009.11.15 - Shanghai, China — Thalas Speakers Series works with Thalas' Shanghai Office to consider several firms in China for partnerships in regards to transferring intellectual capital via collaboration between industry experts.
2009.11.03 - Los Angeles, CA — The Thalas Group announces its projections and ambitious two-year goal to reach valuation of USD $1B through its organizational growth and development models. The 24-month endeavor to reach a specific valuation marker begins on November 11th, 2009. The Thalas Group's most recent valuation calculated on November 1, 2009 is recognized at a quarter of its specific valuation marker, requiring a relatively constant 1.74x daily-compounded per calendar year growth rate (an average of 0.203% daily growth) to reach projected growth goals while adjusting for the current 10-year T Bill at 3.5%.
2009.10.21 - San Francisco, CA — Mingle with Thalas executives on Wednesday, November 4th, 2009 while overlooking the city from the 52nd floor of the Millennium Towers. Learn about investment and development opportunities during the evening which benefits the San Francisco Symphony - Details.
2009.10.07 - San Francisco, CA — Thalas collaborates with ASCO Cancer Foundation to introduce The O Campaign for Cancer Research and Prevention to Cancer Advances, A Public Forum on Breast Cancer. With Dr. Judy E. Garber of Harvard Medical School, Dr. Clifford Hudis of Cornell University, and Lori J. Pierce of University of Michigan, Mr. Joseph Chung discussed the importance of public awareness and engagement, and the involvement of up and coming millennials, in discovering the cure.
2009.09.26 - T the T, Boston's Favorite Online Video Competition and community booster unveils itself during College Fest 2009 at the Hynes Convention Center. Cross promoting with MONSTER, Aflac, Citi, Nantucket Nectars, Improv Asylum, Cafe 47, Longy, and Boston University SPLASH!, T the T receives a warm welcome and a signed 1975 photograph from Boston Red Sox Pitcher, Hall of Famer, and World Champion, Luis Tiant - Press Release.
2009.09.23 - The O Campaign Foundation partnered up with Elevation Theory (ET) and the UN Association to launch "Playing for the Cure," held at the Good Life Bar in Boston, Sept 23 from 7-11pm. ET is a non-profit music and outreach group. The event was a continuation of The O Campaign's "Become the Cure (BTC)" series which was formulated at Harvard Business School earlier this year and launched in San Francisco, CA on April 25th, 2009 - Press Release.
2009.09.16 - Seoul, South Korea — Thalas sends lead executives to Seoul in ourder to explore opportunities for collaboration between East Asian Countries and the United States. In consideration is creating a support network designed to encourage collaborative efforts in medical research and academia.
2009.08.21 - Thalas features The Last Lincolns, The Rise & Fall of a Great American Family, by Charles Lachman. Written by Lachman, the executive producer of Inside Edition, The Last Lincolns delves into the becomings of America's beloved Lincoln Family after the death of Abe Lincoln. Touching, riveting, and impactful, there is much to be learned from the way we all contributed to the loosening of one of our world's greatest families.
2009.08.05 - iThalas successfully supports Be The Hero by Noah Blumenthal in becoming the most recent Amazon Best Seller #1 in Success, Business, Business Life, and Self Help. View the iThalas created Be The Hero website and social media Be The Hero best-seller campaign.
2009.07.05 - Thalas launches its first Direct Media Center from the Boston Leadership Collaboration Center. The Media Center is led by director Andrew Golibersuch.
2009.06.10 - Thalas Consulting CEO Matthew J. Brunnette accepts the appointment to become the newest President of University of Minnesota's Boston Area Alumni Association. He succeeds Elaine Aruda who has held the position for 18 years.
2009.06.08 - Thalas Consulting surpasses 100th team member. Thalas Consulting's focus in the two main areas of Business Development and IT Integration now include special services in Financial Systems Research and Analysis, Hospitality Advisory, Non-Profit Development, and Marketing & Sales Strategy.
2009.06.08 - Thalas appoints social mathematician Jon Smalletz as Thalas' Director of Applied Math on the mathematical modeling of social capital in the context of The New Economy and current Thalas endeavors. This strategic move further leverages Thalas as the leading socially conscious umbrella organization with its endeavors based in both passion and reason.
2009.05.28 - Thalas Publications launches The New Economy, A Practical Guide for Thriving into Changing Times. The guide is accompanied by an invitation to join a community to discuss its development.
2009.05.22 - Thalas Speakers Series (TSS), creators of Motivational Transfer™ and led by a network of speakers, launches on schedule and features several leadership focused speakers. The strategic relationships TSS formed with speakers and speaking bureaus enables TSS to understand and answer the needs of audiences worldwide.
2009.05.19 - Thalas Capital Group (TCAP) meets with three socially conscious startups in Cambridge, MA. Profiles will soon be available via Thalas Capital. Plans to help assist and further develop these direct social impact companies are underway, as part of a joint TCAP and Thalas' Socially Conscious initiatives.
2009.05.18 - iThalas Web Technologies project manager, Stephane Nguyen, unviels new organizational procedures to more efficiently and effectively actualize customer objectives. Included in the design are well-researched and proven methods of social media marketing integrated with logical project design and development protocol.
2009.05.14 - Thalas Speakers Series obtains funding, collaborates with speaking bureaus, and completes first team meeting with iThalas Web Technologies to build its website. Thalas Speakers Series will be launched and available on May 22, 2009.
2009.05.13 - Thalas Capital Group connects with finalists, judges, and other VIPs during MIT 100K Competition Finale. Thalas Capital Group was invited to the MIT 100K Competition as a potential sponsor for the unique event.
2009.05.12 - Thalas Speakers Series, a Thalas Leadership Group initiative, submits its first list of potential speakers and selects "Leadership" as the topic of focus. Among its leadership speakers will be more seasoned veterans as well as young, leading entrepreneurs.
2009.05.06 - Thalas CEO Joe Chung discusses entrepreneurism, innovation, and business development with State Treasurer of Massachusetts Tim Cahill, and Bloomberg Financial Boston Bureau News Chief Tom Moroney.
2009.05.04 - Thalas CEO Joe Chung meets with Microsoft's Directeur de l'Evangelisme Academique, Philip A. DesAutels, Imagine Cup's Director Jim Pinkelman and the Dickinson Brothers who are winners of the Imagine Cup 2009. The Thalas CEO also met and discussed the importance of entrepreneurism, innovation, and collaboration with Ryan Allis, founder of iContact and MIT Chancellor, Phillip L. Clay during MIT Ideas competition.
2009.04.25 - Thalas Entertainment Group successfully launched its first "Become the Cure" gala for the O Campaign Foundation. Speakers from Facebook, Facebook Causes, the O Campaign Foundation, and Thalas presented the importance and were an example of the collaborative effort that took place to host the gala.
2009.04.09 - Thalas Entertainment Group (TEG) and World Town formally announce and release tickets for "Become the Cure" an April 25, 2009 benefit party from 9pm-1:30am, at Terra 511 Harrison in San Francisco, CA, for the O Campaign Foundation, a 501(c)(3) full circle non-profit to Cure Cancer - Press Release.
2009.03.30 - Thalas Entertainment Group (TEG) begins to finalize plans for a tentative April 25, 2009 TEG Launch and O Campaign Benefit Event in partnership with World Town in San Francisco. The evening event plans to include the introduction and unveiling of the Top Innovator, Top Entrepreneur, and Top Advisor of the year as well as the performance from World Renown DJ Yves La Rock, with all proceeds benefiting The 4.6 million member O Campaign Foundation for Cancer Research and Prevention, with potential appearance by guest Speaker and Co-Chair of the O Campaign Foundation, Dr. Eric Ding of Harvard.
2009.03.28 - Thalas launches plans for "Thalas Speakers Series" and brings aboard highly recognized entrepreneur, Sean Kelly to lead the endeavor. Sean's breakthroughs in the health industry earned him Top Entrepreneur recognition from BusinessWeek and his work now drives companies in several industries. He teaches and leads through his strengths in high level performance, focus and vision actualization.
2009.03.24 - Thalas officially opens its Los Angeles Thalas Leadership Collaboration Center (LA TLCC). Five collaborative businesses and Thalas Ontogenies have begun utilizing the space for growth and development for over 12 socially conscious projects.
2009.03.16 - Development of the long discussed Thalas Capital Group (TCAP) begins with the formational steps behind a catalytic "Fund no. 1," TCAP's first fund for micro-funding socially conscious startups. The efforts are supported by veterans of the industry, Thalas Consulting Group, and the leadership of Thalas Founder and CEO, Joe Chung.
2009.03.11 - Thalas explores potential opening of Los Angeles Thalas Leadership Collaboration Center later this month. The space boasts three floors of collaborative use.
2009.03.03 - Thalas facilitates first board meeting for Funk'n Waffles Corp based out of Syracuse, NY and dedicates principle owners to attend a 5-day executive team and company building retreat in the Caribbean. The retreat yacht leaves US shores off the coast of Florida on March 8, 2009 to return on March 12, 2009. The goal is to reform the original vision of the founders in a streamlined business development model focused on socially conscious organizational growth, to produce venues across the US which provide healthy food and music alternatives.
2009.02.26 - Thalas co-launches "Social Vaccine" with Johns Hopkins University researchers. Led by Director Powell, the Social Vaccine mission "is to develop true social benefit by discovering and mapping out the social landscape and preventing the causes of poor-quality social interactions by creating and utilizing innovative social paradigms, programs, and activities." It is being advised by faculty from both Johns Hopkins and UC Santa Barbara.
2009.02.18 - Internal Revenue Service (IRS) officially grants the O Campaign Foundation 501(c)(3) public charity status, enabling all Facebook and Games that Give donations to be received directly by the O Campaign Foundation for Cancer Prevention. On a long term basis, Thalas commits to utilize funds and resources valued at over $8M with the O Campaign Foundation for such support.
2009.02.18 - "Become the Cure (BTC)" is officially adopted as the new name for the project which was originally initiated as "Fashion the Cure (FTC)" Thalas Ontogenies.
2009.02.16 - Thalas opens iThalas, Thalas Consulting Group, Adventure Lead, Thalas Leadership Collaboration Center, and Thalas Entertainment Group branches in Minneapolis, MN. The drive, led by Thalas Consulting Group is designed to bring in further support for each ontogeny from the Minneapolis area, known for its cleanliness, friendly communities, business acumen, and its appreciation for the arts.
2009.02.15 - Thalas golf technology Ontogeny, eSwing receives another round of funding from angel investors. This is in preparation for eSwing's product launch and golf tournament road show ensuing in March 2009.
2009.02.15 - Thalas Consulting CEO announces a new name for the Ontogeny. "The official name for Thalas Consulting will now be known as 'Thalas Consulting Group.' We are ecstatic about this change as it emphasizes our growth into different industries and several specialized forms of consulting. As we become a larger organization with different sub-groups, we will have opportunities to create spinoffs which we will help manage."
2009.02.03 - Thalas invests resources and acquires ownership stake in eSwing, a golf technology company. Thalas also joins its advisory board.
2009.02.03 - Thalas and O Campaign push out pre-launch press release for Fashion the Cure 2009; fashioning a full circle cure for the world. An especially important event given the current times, FTC involves several celebrities, scientists, authors, leaders, models, artists, groups, organizations, companies, and universities. FTC is designed to help the world heal physically, emotionally, and spiritually while catalyzing them to action in becoming "heroes" of their own lives. There will be an info session delivered at Harvard Business School on February 8, 2009. Thalas hopes you will stay tuned to FTC's development - Press Release.
2009.01.29 - Silicon Valley Business Guru and forward thinker, Keith Krach, accepts invitation to become an Advisor for Become the Cure (BTC).
2009.01.20 - Thalas wraps up initial phase development of three concurrently ontogenizing projects: Become the Cure, Adventure Lead, and a Thalas Entertainment Group (TEG) record label.
2009.01.19 - Thalas Entertainment Group (TEG) enters into considerations to partner with the development of a new entertainment venue in Boulder, Colorado. Rebecca Johnson launches a TEG team led feasability study.
2009.01.16 - Thalas Entertainment Group (TEG) announces the successful search for and appointment of Rebecca Johnson as its "Managing Director" - Press Release.
2009.01.13 - A beta location in San Francisco was designated and launched to test out a new way of flexible leasing space, designed to meet the high-pace needs of today's world. The beta test has proven very successful thus far and births a "Thalas Leasing" model capable of being scaled to the public.
2009.01.12 - Thalas meets with partner of a premier Law firm to launch Seattle's Thalas Leadership Collaboration Center, further develop the International TLCC model, and to support the delivery of True North Leadership concepts to collaborators around the world.
2009.01.11 - A strategic partnership with a well established tour bus company is being explored to supplement programs that have been under development at Thalas for some time. Thalas remains open to other partnership possibilities as well.
2009.01.09 - San Francisco's Thalas Leadership Collaboration Center takes initial steps in opening space to leaders in the film industry, beginning with San Francisco's location coordinator for Happy Days starring Adam Sandler.
2009.01.08 - Thalas selects the new President of Thalas Entertainment Group (TEG) from a handful of highly qualified candidates. The name of TEG's new President will soon be unveiled along with her new and reformed high-paced development map for TEG.
2009.01.07 - CEO of Thalas, Joe Chung invited to become a contributor of International Business Times on a wide variety of topics. IBTimes has a monthly readership of 9 million+ and is published in 12 countries.
2009.01.05 - Thalas selects a new CEO for Thalas Consulting after a long search process. The name Thalas Consulting's new CEO and his plans will be made public on or before March 1st, 2009.
2008.12.27 - Thalas opens San Francisco office as beta Leadership Collaboration Center (LCC) and names Elizabeth L. Kim as managing director of the San Francisco branch.
2008.12.24 - Thalas receives its first bag of Doritos featuring The O Campaign Foundation. Doritos and www.DoSomething.org teamed up to feature this Thalas Ontogeny on millions of bags circulated around the world. Be sure to pick one up at your local convenience store!
2008.12.22 - Thalas CEO Joe Chung sets out the foundations for "Proclamation of Our Generation," a proclamation that serves as the stance that our living generation will overcome and lead the current global shift toward exponentially increasing knowledge and cooperation, adopting Google's philosophy of "launch then iterate."
2008.12.22 - In cooperation with the True North Leadership Community and Brayden Olson, Thalas will open six Leadership Collaboration Centers (LCC's) designed to support developing leaders. The six pilot cities are: Seattle, San Francisco, Austin, Boston, Toronto, and Oxford.
2008.12.18 - Thalas Entertainment Group (TEG) is invited to the Atlantis Cove in the Bahamas by five of the world's top poker players. Plans are underway to fund and develop a reality TV series on the upcoming summer World Series Poker Tournament in Las Vegas. Two of our most creative minds will represent TEG in the Bahamas from Jan 4-11.
2008.12.09 - Thalas Ontogeny, The O Campaign Foundation for Cancer Research and Prevention reports membership of over 4.2 million people and a scientific board consisting of 4 of the top 10 scientists in the world and a recent Nobel Prize winner.
2008.12.08 - Thalas LLC brings to the Thalas Team, Bill Treasurer, the definitive expert on and practitioner of utilizing courage and right risks in career development and family life.
2008.12.08 - Thalas LLC formally welcomes Jon T. Miller to the Thalas Team. In addition to furthering strategic business development and technology implementation, Mr. Miller brings his expertise in the music industry to support the development of Thalas' upcoming record label.
2008.12.08 - Sara Alimardani joins the Thalas Research team as a lead researcher in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Ms. Alimardani's thesis, research, and continued work supports a view that a solution may be in creating a unified one-state system.
2008.12.04 - iThalas Online Solutions prepares the first offerings of a new service line designed by the advisory boards backing the November investment in Thalas LLC. The new service lines are being offered to long time client, Berrett-Koehler Publishing and Wiley Imprint, Jossey-Bass.
2008.12.01 - Thalas LLC launches first Canadian office in Toronto, Ontario. The branch is equiped to support processes of all Ontogenies with special focus in The O Campaign Foundation, iThalas, Thalas Consulting, and ThalasArts.
2008.12.01 - Thalas CEO and support team wrap up a five-week US-Canadian Tour with a rising Canadian Band. Of the experience, CEO Joseph Chung states "This valuable experience has given us the much needed inspiration and direction needed to place our ThalasArts Ontogeny into an expedited developmental process set to relaunch in February-March 2009."
2008.11.11 - Thalas LLC finalizes plans with funders in Silicon Valley and secures initial investments designed to narrow the scope and hone (a) the expertise of Thalas LLC as a whole, and (b) provide special focus for Thalas Ontogenies (i) iThalas Online Solutions and (ii) Thalas Consulting.
2008.11.05 - Thalas LLC utilizes the iThalas and Thalas Consulting Ontogenies to further the publicity and brand recognition of The Last Lincolns, a new book and perspective on the Lincoln family written by Charles Lachman, Executive Producer of Inside Edition.
2008.11.04 - iThalas pre-launches beta Leadership Community with Bill George, past CEO of Medtronic and Brayden Olson, current CEO for Novel Conception.
2008.11.02 - Jon T. Miller, Former VP of Information Technology at Wells Fargo enters discussions to join Thalas' team to further strategic business development and technology implementation across all Thalas Ontogenies.
2008.10.15 - Thalas LLC discusses possibilities of creating virtual reality conference rooms with Seattle based Virtual Reality firm.
2008.10.15 - Thalas Consulting begins search for academics in the fields of International Relations focused on bridging gaps and building peace between nations in conflict. Considerations to involve Cultural Horizons Institute ensue.
2008.10.02 - Thalas LLC Partners with Johns Hopkins University to Maximize Leadership Development and Empowerment - Press Release.
2008.09.28 - ThalasArts develops several potential avenues to revamp music industry, discusses potential tour circuits with Significant Records throughout Washington, Oregon, and California.
2008.09.27 - Thalas hosts Stanford Student Organization Leadership retreat in Thalas' San Francisco Headquarters. 25 student leaders discussed organizational goals and directive. Facilitated by mentor and advisor Brian Ellefritz of Cisco.
2008.09.26 - Joseph Chung, Thalas CEO, visits Johns Hopkins University, Chairs Alumni Committee & Reunion, discusses Authentic and True North Leadership developments with Johns Hopkins Outgoing President William Brody, seeks strategic partnership and student internship setup with JHU Faculty and Students.
2008.09.05 - Thalas facilitates the coming together of Vougatti and O Campaign Foundation in the creation of "Fashion the Cure," a multi-city fashion show designed to raise awareness and funds for Cancer Prevention and Research for the 3.4 million member O Campaign Foundation.
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