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Sunday, April 12
 

2:30pm

College of Communications Freelance-A-Thon

An annual Freelance-A-Thon each spring provides advice and resources to students interested in career options that help put them in control of what they do with their communications skills.

General information and registration form will be at this site for the 2015 Freelance-A-Thon.

Follow #PSUfreelance on Twitter for updates!

For the full schedule of events, visit: http://comm.psu.edu/current/freelance-a-thon


Sunday April 12, 2015 2:30pm - 7:15pm
Carnegie Cinema
 
Monday, April 13
 

9:05am

"How to maintain a scalable and robust architecture" John Dori, Analytical Flavor Systems (205 IST Building)
Speakers
avatar for John Dori

John Dori

Co-founder, Analytical Flavor Systems
John is the co-founder and lead front-end developer of Analytical Flavor Systems, a company that builds tools for quality control in the artisan beverage industry. By utilizing sensory science, data science, and analytical chemistry, Analytical Flavor Systems can protect their clients’ products from batch variations, flaws, and contaminations.  | | John is a geek for good flavor. Between tasting new foods, he works to empower the... Read More →


Monday April 13, 2015 9:05am - 9:55am
205 IST Building

10:10am

"Growing your startup with social media" Pamela Sorensen, Pamela’s Punch LLC (202 IST Building)
Speakers
avatar for Pamela Sorensen

Pamela Sorensen

Founder, Pamela’s Punch LLC, Speech Comm. '94
Pamela is the founder of Pamela's Punch, LLC, a leading online source of information for the “who, what, when, and where” of the social, professional, and philanthropic scene in Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, and coming soon, New York City. Pamela attended the Pennsylvania State University where she was a Tri-Delta and earned a B.A. in Speech Communications. After graduation, Pamela continued to reside in the northern Virginia area... Read More →


Monday April 13, 2015 10:10am - 11:00am
202 IST Building

12:20pm

"Cutting-edge car tech" Jeff Almoney, General Motors (208 IST Building)
Speakers
avatar for Jeff Almoney

Jeff Almoney

Global Director, General Motors Information Technology, Comp. Sci. '80
Jeff is the global director of global brands architecture at General Motors Information Technology.  Formerly, Jeff was the senior vice president and chief technology and information officer at Telebeam, Inc., a telecommunications start up providing communications services using data-based technologies. Prior to Telebeam, he was the vice president and chief technology officer at The Reynolds and Reynolds Company where his responsibilities... Read More →


Monday April 13, 2015 12:20pm - 1:10pm
208 IST Building

1:00pm

"Intellectual property for startups" Megan Costello, TechnoLAWgical (202 IST Building)
Speakers
avatar for Megan Costello

Megan Costello

Founder, technoLAWgical, IST '08
Megan Costello is the founder of technoLAWgical, a Pennsylvania-based solo law practice. With her unique background in technology, cybersecurity and the law, Megan advises clients on cutting-edge issues involving cyberlaw, intellectual property, entrepreneurship, start-ups and Internet-related matters. She regularly speaks and publishes regarding these topics, including the “technoLAWgical” blog (technoLAWgical.tumblr.com), which... Read More →


Monday April 13, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
202 IST Building

1:00pm

"Driving change in the hospitality industry with digital tools" Keynote Speaker, Dustin Bomar, Hilton Worldwide (113 IST Building, Cybertorium)
Speakers
avatar for Dustin Bomar

Dustin Bomar

Vice President, Digital Acquisition & Brand Marketing, Hilton Worldwide
Dustin Bomar is Hilton Worldwide’s Vice President of Digital Acquisition and Brand Marketing.  He is the company’s global leader for digital customer acquisition activities including search engine marketing (SEM), search engine optimization (SEO), display advertising, and online media relationships for the Hilton Worldwide portfolio of brands.    Mr. Bomar joined Hilton Worldwide in October 2009 and brings... Read More →


Monday April 13, 2015 1:00pm - 2:15pm
113 IST (Cybertorium)

3:30pm

College of Communications Freelance-A-Thon

An annual Freelance-A-Thon each spring provides advice and resources to students interested in career options that help put them in control of what they do with their communications skills.

General information and registration form will be at this site for the 2015 Freelance-A-Thon.

Follow #PSUfreelance on Twitter for updates!

http://comm.psu.edu/current/freelance-a-thon


Monday April 13, 2015 3:30pm - 7:30pm
Carnegie Cinema

4:15pm

"UrbanSitter: time out for parents" Lynn Perkins, UrbanSitter (Video streamed - 202 IST Building)

Speakers
avatar for Lynn Perkins

Lynn Perkins

CEO and Co-founder, UrbanSitter
Lynn Perkins is CEO and co-founder of UrbanSitter, a venture-backed mobile and online service that connects parents and babysitters through social connections. Launched in 2011, Lynn led the company from notion to national marketplace in less than a year. An Internet startup veteran, UrbanSitter is Lynn’s third startup experience.  Previously, she served as founder and CEO of Xuny.com and VP of Business Development... Read More →


Monday April 13, 2015 4:15pm - 5:30pm
202 IST Building

4:15pm

"A students guide to entrepreneurial resources in Happy Valley " Spud Marshall, the co.space and Jack Zerby, Goodsie (206 IST Building)
Speakers
avatar for Spud Marshall

Spud Marshall

CEO and Chief Catalyst, the co.space
Spud Marshall is an avid connector, relentless optimist, and serial entrepreneur in the social innovation field. He is the CEO and Chief Catalyst for the co.space (www.thecospace.com), a global network of homes for world-changers. Under his leadership, AshokaU has listed the co.space as one of the top disruptive innovations to emerge in higher education. Spud also founded New Leaf Initiative (www.newleafinitiative.org), a community innovation hub... Read More →
avatar for Jack Zerby

Jack Zerby

Founder, Flavors.me, Goodsie, and The Workshop School of Action
Jack is the founder of Flavors.me, Goodsie, and The Workshop School of Action. Jack was also the former director of design at Vimeo, and a designer at Pentagram, Frog, and RG/A. | Jack's experience with startups began at Vimeo, building it from 250,000 users to over 15 million users today. He then co-founded two companies after leaving Vimeo, Flavors.me and Goodsie. They built Flavors to over 725,000 users and eventually sold it to Moo. Both... Read More →


Monday April 13, 2015 4:15pm - 5:45pm
206 IST Building

6:00pm

The First Step in Starting a Small Business

Have you always had a dream to start your own business but didn’t know where to start?  This workshop will help aspiring entrepreneurs to begin the process of successful business ownership, including evaluating business ideas, developing a business plan, and exploring financing options.

 Learn from a business consultant about:

  • lifestyle requirements of business owners
  • how to assess the feasibility of your business idea
  • the legal and tax implications of owning a business
  • how to develop a business plan
  • how to compile a bank-ready financial package
  • how to market your product or service
  • the health and safety regulations that may apply to your business
  • why both a marketing and financial plan are needed
  • where to find other resources that may help you succeed

Cost: free

Parking: For seminars held in the Technology Center in Innovation Park, free parking is available in the rear of building. Please park on the south east side of the lot; do not park on the Penn State parking side.

To register, visit: http://sbdc.psu.edu/events/the-first-step-of-starting-a-business-8/

To learn more about Penn Stae SBDC contact:

814-863-4293
sbdc@psu.edu

 


Monday April 13, 2015 6:00pm - 7:30pm
113 Walker Building
 
Tuesday, April 14
 

12:00pm

Innovation Expo (Heritage Hall, Hetzel Union Building (HUB))

Innovation Expo: Explore. Learn. Do.

Tuesday, April 14 — Noon to 5:00 p.m.

Heritage Hall, Hetzel Union Building (HUB)

Join us for a University-wide event designed to showcase innovative technology to students interested in learning how large companies leverage entrepreneurial thinking to develop cutting-edge solutions to their customers.

Explore. Interactive technology displays 

Preview cutting-edge technologies and prototypes from companies and Penn state graduate and undergraduate students and learn how such innovations are redefining products and services of the future. Highlights include:

  • Verizon Powerful Answers award-winning technology including the 2014 award winner, Sesame, the touch-free smartphone designed for people with disabilities
  • 3D printing—prosthetic limbs
  • 3D printing— assembly line technology
  • An autonomous, programmable humanoid robot (Nao)
  • Blippar 3D technology
  • Arm movement to speech technology


Learn. iTalks on cutting-edge innovation
Modeled after the popular TED Talk format, these 20-minute iTalks will educate students about current projects, highlight new innovative technologies, and provide advice to students regarding the skills that companies desire in their new hires.

Do. Idea labs
Technology Preferences of Today's College Demographic in Consuming Media—ARRIS will be facilitating a multiple-session focus group on the college student demographic and their habits and preferences in consuming media. The half hour focus groups are scheduled for 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm.  Students can sign up at the registration table outside of Heritage Hall.

Sponsored by Verizon Wireless
with additional support from Alcatel-Lucent, ARRIS, Cisco, and PricewaterhouseCoopers


Tuesday April 14, 2015 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Heritage Hall, Hetzel Union Building (HUB)
 
Wednesday, April 15
 

11:15am

"Adapting to changing technology landscapes and regulations" John Kim, Five9 and DoctorBase (113 IST Building, Cybertorium)

Speakers
avatar for John Kim

John Kim

Founder, Five9 and CEO, DoctorBase, LA '97
John Sung Kim founder and inventor of the cloud software company Five9, which went public on the NASDAQ market in 2014 at a $350 Million valuation. He has also acted as an advisor to numerous venture-capital funded start-ups such as Odesk, RingCentral, Qualys, 6connect, and LGC Wireless. John currently serves as the CEO of the mobile healthcare company DoctorBase.com. Watch John Kim's talk here.  


Wednesday April 15, 2015 11:15am - 12:05pm
113 IST (Cybertorium)

11:15am

"Ubiquitous need for a good user experience" Keith Deaven, Mediabarn (202 IST Building)

Speakers
avatar for Keith Deaven

Keith Deaven

Co-founder, Mediabarn, '90
Keith is responsible for co-founding Mediabarn, a company that specializes in UX research, design, and staff augmentation.  As CEO and co-founder, he has led Mediabarn through ten successful years.  Mediabarn's longevity can be attributed to the fine-tuning of an innovative business model which combines the benefits of a user experience research practice, creative agency, and placement services firm under one roof. Keith has built the... Read More →


Wednesday April 15, 2015 11:15am - 12:05pm
202 IST Building

12:20pm

"Startups in the government sector" Kay Olive, Olive Strategies (208 IST Building)

Speakers
avatar for Kay Olive

Kay Olive

Founder, Olive Strategies
Kay is the founder of Olive Strategies, a consulting company that helps corporations identify both strategic and tactical opportunities in the homeland security arena, develop necessary critical relationships, and provide guidance in both market and opportunity development.   | Kay has years of business consulting and strategic development experience. She developed the Washington Homeland Security Roundtable (WHSR) and was selected by... Read More →


Wednesday April 15, 2015 12:20pm - 1:10pm
208 IST Building

2:30pm

"Points of light civic incubator" Ayesha Khanna, Points of Light Foundation (113 IST Building, Cybertorium)

Speakers
avatar for Ayesha Khanna

Ayesha Khanna

President, Points of Light Civic Incubator
Ayesha Khanna is the president of the Points of Light Civic Incubator, which puts people at the center of change by supporting social entrepreneurs and early stage civic ventures around the world. As part of this role, she founded the Civic Accelerator and oversees the organization’s global efforts. | | Points of Light is the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service, engaging 4 million volunteers in 30 million... Read More →


Wednesday April 15, 2015 2:30pm - 3:45pm
113 IST (Cybertorium)

4:15pm

"Summer Founders Program: Seeding undergraduate entrepreneurship" Matt Brezina, Xobni & Sincerely and Eli Kariv, Innoblue (113 IST Building, Cybertorium)

Speakers
avatar for Matt Brezina

Matt Brezina

Co-founder and CEO, Xobni & Sincerely, '03
Matt Brezina is co-founder and CEO of Sincerely,  a mobile gifting startup whose mission is to help the world be more  thoughtful. Postagram, Sincerely’s first product, enables users to send  real postcards made from photos taken with Instagram. Sincerely's Ink Cards application offers hundreds of greeting card designs that easily  can be personalized and mailed from a mobile phone. Sesame, Sincerely's ... Read More →
avatar for Eli Kariv

Eli Kariv

Intern, Remind.com, '15
As a freshman in college, Eli founded CrossedClouds.com, a web development company focused on providing websites to small businesses and non-profits at an affordable price. From 2012-2014 he was the President of Innoblue, the entrepreneurship organization at Penn State, and then interned with Mozilla Firefox on the marketing team in San Francisco. | | He co-founded the Penn State Summer Founders Program which gives Penn State teams... Read More →


Wednesday April 15, 2015 4:15pm - 5:30pm
113 IST (Cybertorium)

6:00pm

IdeaMaker Challenge Pitch Competition (262 Willard Building)

Build a team. Pitch an idea. Win a trip to Silicon Valley.

Cross-college teams identify a big problem and a potential solution, then pitch their idea to a panel of industry judges.

Only caveat is that the solution must leverage information technology as a key component of the business model.

This is an idea pitch and not a business plan competition, so we are looking for teams that are in the early stages of figuring out how to solve a big problem.



Wednesday April 15, 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm
262 Willard Building
 
Thursday, April 16
 

9:45am

"How to find a co-founder" Sandrine Ennis, Talentstream (202 IST Building)
Speakers
avatar for Sandrine Ennis

Sandrine Ennis

President and Founder, Talentstream
Sandrine is the president and founder of Talentstream, a national recruiting agency and firm that takes pride in building long-term relationships with their employers and job seekers in order to fully understand their needs and goals. She is also the CEO of Sherpa and serves as a strategy consultant at Mercator Partners, a boutique strategy consulting firm focused on mobile, broadband, and convergence. | | Born in Bezier, France, Sandrine grew... Read More →


Thursday April 16, 2015 9:45am - 11:00am
202 IST Building

11:15am

"Bitcoin: Ask the expert" Arianna Simpson, BitGo (113 IST Building, Cybertorium)
Speakers
avatar for Arianna Simpson

Arianna Simpson

Account Specialist, BitGo
Arianna has spent her career to date working in tech, first co-founding an enterprise software startup in the loyalty program space, and later leading sales and partner relations at Shoptiques, a Y Combinator-backed e-commerce startup. Arianna then worked at Facebook in Global Marketing Solutions before she decided to pursue her interest in bitcoin full-time, and joined BitGo as the third employee. |   | Arianna frequently speaks and... Read More →


Thursday April 16, 2015 11:15am - 12:30pm
113 IST (Cybertorium)

11:15am

"Weebly: Life as the Chief Technology Officer" Chris Fanini, Weebly (208 IST Building)
Speakers
avatar for Chris Fanini

Chris Fanini

Co-founder and CTO, Weebly, IST ’12
Fanini is the co-founder and chief technical officer of Weebly, a tech start-up based out of San Francisco. Weebly is an extremely simple and powerful way for anyone to create a website, blog or online store. More than 20 million people have created a website with Weebly, and 12 percent of the U.S. population visits a Weebly website every month. Chris grew up in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and attended Pennsbury High School. While in high school... Read More →


Thursday April 16, 2015 11:15am - 12:30pm
208 IST Building

1:00pm

"Girls who code" Kate Jenkins, Ejenta (202 IST Building)
Speakers
avatar for Kate Jenkins

Kate Jenkins

Software Engineer, Ejenta
Kate is a software engineer at Ejenta, a San Francisco A.I. start up whose Internet of Things platform uses agent modeling to monitor and reason about human behavioral information using sensor data streaming to the cloud (wearable or cyber-physical systems).  Originally from State College (Go Little Lions!), she completed her bachelor's and master's degrees in magnets and materials engineering at MIT and spent the next ten years going west... Read More →


Thursday April 16, 2015 1:00pm - 2:15pm
202 IST Building

1:00pm

"Should I stay or should I go" R.T. Custer, Vortic Watches and Nick Keesey, Happy Valley Tickets (201A IST Building)
Speakers
avatar for R.T. Custer

R.T. Custer

Co-founder and CEO, Vortic Watches
R.T. is the co-founder and CEO of Vortic Watches, a company focused on creating innovative, American-made watches and watch accessories. | | R.T. grew up on a Christmas Tree farm outside of Reading, PA, and was taught about hard work and running a business from a young age. As a student at Penn State, he ran a franchise for two years with College Works Painting. R.T. then had internships the following two summers with Proctor & Gamble... Read More →
avatar for Nick Keesey

Nick Keesey

Co-founder and CEO, Happy Valley Tickets
Nick is the co-founder and CEO of Happy Valley Tickets and College Ticket Office as well as the co-founder of KNG Strategies, a consulting firm specializing in search advertising, social media, email marketing, and branding for small-to-medium sized enterprises. Prior to the recession, Nick contracted himself out to several companies in the mortgage industry as a lead generator and mortgage consultant. After that, he spent six years as general... Read More →


Thursday April 16, 2015 1:00pm - 2:15pm
201A IST Building

2:30pm

"Process Automation: an unexpected advantage for startups" Rick Welch, Conde Nast (205 IST Building)
Speakers
avatar for Rick Welch

Rick Welch

Programmatic Lead and Co-founder, Bar Hoppers
Rick Welch has 10 years of experience in digital media spanning the client, publisher, agency (various) & data (Datalogix) sides of the industry. 
He currently leads the programmatic sales efforts for Condé Nast (globally and across all digital mediums). He attended Susquehanna University & Birkbeck University of London.


Thursday April 16, 2015 2:30pm - 3:45pm
205 IST Building

4:15pm

"The Weebly Story: What we know now" David Rusenko, Weebly (113 IST Building, Cybertorium)
Speakers
avatar for David Rusenko

David Rusenko

Co-founder and CEO, Weebly, IST '07
David Rusenko is the CEO and co-founder of Weebly, a tech start-up based out of San Francisco, California. Weebly enables anyone to create a unique, high quality site with no HTML experience. Today, over 100 million people a month visit one of the 20 million sites created on Weebly-60% of people starting a site on Weebly are entrepreneurs. Rusenko was named to the Forbes “30 under 30” list in 2011 and 2012. He is also... Read More →


Thursday April 16, 2015 4:15pm - 5:30pm
113 IST (Cybertorium)

6:00pm

Speaker Reception (By invitation only)

IST Startup Week Speaker Reception and Awards Presentations

Thursday, April 16
6:00pm to 8:00pm at Pegula Ice Arena

  • Student Entrepreneur Showcase Poster Contest from 6:00 to 7:00
  • Speaker reception from 6:00 to 7:30
  • Awards presentations at 7:30  with presentation from President Barron
    • Summer Founders Program
    • IdeaMaker Challenge

Thursday April 16, 2015 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Pegula Ice Arena 250 University Dr, The Pennsylvania State University
 
Friday, April 17
 

9:00am

Startup Tank Pitch Competition (Freeman Hall, Hetzel Union Building (HUB))
http://startuptank.ist.psu.edu/

The IST Startup Tank brings investors to Happy Valley who are willing to invest in the best businesses here in State College. The Tank is open to undergraduates, graduate students, and members of the community.

If you have a business that has advanced to the point where outside investment would be appropriate and beneficial, the Start-up Tank gives you the opportunity to pitch investors for funds.



Friday April 17, 2015 9:00am - 11:00am
Freeman Hall, Hetzel Union Building (HUB)

12:00pm

Silicon Valley Speaker Finale (Alumni Hall, Hetzel Union Building (HUB))
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
avatar for Trip Adler

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 →
avatar for Adora Cheung

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 →
avatar for Drew Houston

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 →
avatar for Steve Huffman

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 →
avatar for Justin Kan

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)

12:15pm

"Startups: Finding inspiration in everyday problems" Adora Cheung, Homejoy (Alumni Hall, Hetzel Union Building (HUB))
Speakers
avatar for Adora Cheung

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 →


Friday April 17, 2015 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Alumni Hall, Hetzel Union Building (HUB)

1:10pm

"Scribd: An inside look with Trip Adler" Trip Adler, Scribd (Alumni Hall, Hetzel Union Building (HUB))
Speakers
avatar for Trip Adler

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 →


Friday April 17, 2015 1:10pm - 1:50pm
Alumni Hall, Hetzel Union Building (HUB)

2:00pm

"Steve Huffman: From Reddit to Hipmunk" Steve Huffman, Reddit & Hipmunk (Alumni Hall, Hetzel Union Building (HUB))
Speakers
avatar for Steve Huffman

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 →


Friday April 17, 2015 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Alumni Hall, Hetzel Union Building (HUB)

3:00pm

"Twitch.tv: Social video for Gamers" Justin Kan, Y Combinator, Exec, Inc, Twitch.tv, Justin.tv (Alumni Hall, Hetzel Union Building (HUB))
Speakers
avatar for Justin Kan

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 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Alumni Hall, Hetzel Union Building (HUB)

4:00pm

"Dropbox: A conversation with Drew Houston" Drew Houston, Dropbox (Alumni Hall, Hetzel Union Building (HUB))
Speakers
avatar for Drew Houston

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 →


Friday April 17, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Alumni Hall, Hetzel Union Building (HUB)