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Friday, April 17 • 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Silicon Valley Speaker Finale (Alumni Hall, Hetzel Union Building (HUB))

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An all-star line-up of startup entrepreneurs from some of the hottest social media and web-based companies will appear live on stage in Penn State’s Alumni Hall ay the Hetzel Union Building to share their stories on the road to success and answer questions from the audience.

Drew Houston – CEO and founder, Dropbox 
John “Trip” Adler – CEO and co-founder, Scribd
Justin Kan – Co-founder of Justin.tv and TwitchTV
Steve Huffman – Co-founder, Reddit and Hipmunk
Adora Cheung –  CEO and co-founder, Homejoy

Speakers
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Trip Adler

Co-founder and CEO, Scribd
Trip Adler is CEO and co-founder of Scribd, the largest social publishing and reading site in the world with more than 60 million readers each month. Adler, a graduate of Harvard University, is the product visionary who started Scribd with two other co-founders with the simple observation—that even with the proliferation of blogs and other self-publishing tools, there was no easy way for people to publish to a readership of millions... Read More →
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Adora Cheung

CEO and Co-founder, Homejoy Inc
Adora Cheung is CEO and co-founder of Homejoy Inc. and on the Board of the Homejoy Foundation. Prior to Homejoy, she worked as a lead product manager at Slide (acquired by Google), where she had the opportunity to learn about startups.  When Cheung left Slide to start her own company, she joined forces with her brother, Aaron Cheung, to form Pathjoy, a startup connecting life coaches to clients online. After two years, the duo founded... Read More →
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Drew Houston

CEO and Co-founder, Dropbox
Drew Houston is CEO and co-founder of Dropbox, and has led Dropbox’s growth from a simple idea to a service used by millions around the world. Before founding Dropbox, Drew received his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and computer science from MIT in 2006. After graduating, Drew was endlessly frustrated by carrying USB drives and emailing himself files. In early 2007, he teamed up with fellow MIT student Arash Ferdowsi and... Read More →
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Steve Huffman

Co-founder, Reddit and Hipmunk
Steve Huffman is co-founder of reddit.com, a social news site and one of the largest communities online. Steve created Reddit with his college roommate, Alexis Ohanian. Reddit was initially funded by Y-Combinator in 2005 and has grown to over 5 billion page-views and 100  million visitors per month. In October of 2006, Reddit was acquired by Conde Nast Publications. | | In 2010, Huffman co-founded Hipmunk, a travel search site... Read More →
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Justin Kan

Partner, Y Combinator, Founder, Exec, Inc.
Justin Kan serves as partner at Y Combinator. He was in the first Y Combinator batch in the summer of 2005 and has served as a part-time partner beginning 2011. Kan, a graduate of Yale University, is the founder of Exec, Inc. and serves as its CEO. He founded Justin.tv, Inc. in October 2006 and served as its president. At Justin.tv, he launched TwitchTV and incubated Socialcam. He also Co-founded Appetizely, Inc. He was a co-founder of Kiko... Read More →


Friday April 17, 2015 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Alumni Hall, Hetzel Union Building (HUB)

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