Innovation Hacking: Disruptive Innovation With Matt Mickiewicz (CEO Hired.com)

  • January 13, 2014 · 7:00 PM
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An evening of disruptive innovation with Matt Mickiewicz, listed TOP 30 under 30 by Forbes and Inc.


Disruption isn’t about pleasing everyone. It’s about capturing market share in new and innovative ways…which is bound to piss off industry vets sooner or later. And when that happens, you need to be able to stick to your guns.

In this session, Matt will talk about how to find disruptive opportunities, piss off the establishment, delight customers, and make millions.

About Matt Mickiewicz :

Matt Mickiewicz was listed as TOP 30 under 30 by Forbes and Inc.

Matt Mickiewicz is currently the co-founder and CEO of Hired.com - a marketplace for recruiting tech talent in SF and NYC. Prior to Hired he co-founded Melbourne-based SitePoint.com, and grew it into a profitable, multi-million dollar company without any venture capital or outside funding. The company has been profitable every single month since its inception and is actively involved in publishing & marketplaces for Web Professionals.

In 2008, Matt has spun off 99designs out of SitePoint as its own seperate business. 99designs has become the market leader in crowdsourced graphic design and currently sees a new graphic uploaded to the site every 5 seconds and pays out over $1,500,000 to designers every month.

99designs has run crowdsourced design projects for tens of thousands of small business owners, as well as big brands like Adidas, TiVo, Dish Networks, Wikipedia, and bestselling authors like Tim Ferriss and Rick Warren (author of “The Purpose Driven Life”).

99designs raised $35 million from Accel Venture Partners, Michael Dearing / Harrison Metal, Dave Goldberg (SurveyMonkey), Anthony Casalena, and Stewart Butterfield (Flickr).
In June of 2009, Matt and his business partner Mark Harbottle launched Flippa.com, a marketplace for buying and selling small websites via auction. Flippa currently sells over $3 million worth of website assets per month with over $110 million in completed sales under its belt.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Us08qZah-o

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  • Raj L.

    And the photos are here !

    http://www.meetup.com/Igniter/photos/19581112/

    Also uploaded at our facebook group, join the conversation at there. https://www.facebook.com/groups/StanfordIgniter/

    1 · January 18, 2014

  • Tom S.

    Informative, brutal, realistic.

    3 · January 15, 2014

  • Sridhar R.

    Awesome event. Insightful talk on marketplace innovation and straight-from-the-gut answers. Loved the crowd too !!

    2 · January 14, 2014

    • Cynthia L.

      Glad you enjoyed the talk! Yup, Matt is very honest with his answers! And the crowd was awesome

      1 · January 15, 2014

  • Ruben R.

    Great event. Insightful to listen someone successful speaking from their experience. Of course mileage may vary and different people will have different experiences, but always good to learn from someone else's point of view. Congratulations to Matt and the organizer team.

    2 · January 14, 2014

    • Cynthia L.

      Thanks for joining us Ruben! Yup, it was great to learn from Matt. I know that some time soon the successful person on stage will be you :)

      January 15, 2014

  • Marina B.

    Very informative and disruptive meeting. Thank you!

    2 · January 14, 2014

    • Cynthia L.

      Thanks Marina! So glad you enjoyed the meeting. It was great seeing you again :)

      January 15, 2014

  • Edwin V.

    First meeting, very informative, looking forward to the next one.

    2 · January 15, 2014

    • Cynthia L.

      Thanks Edwin! Looking forward to seeing you in Feb :)

      January 15, 2014

  • Sophia P.

    Where will the photos taken during the meetup be posted? Thx!

    January 14, 2014

    • Raj L.

      Sophia, the photos will be posted here as soon as we get it from the photographer, I will update you guys.

      1 · January 14, 2014

    • Sophia P.

      Perfect thanks!

      January 14, 2014

  • Saurabh M.

    This was an excellent meetup. Matt was great and his presentation really gave a good framework to think about.

    1 · January 14, 2014

    • Raj L.

      Yes, I agree, perfect framework for disruption. He did simplified the disruption for us with practical examples.

      January 14, 2014

  • Martin H.

    This was a great talk and probably one of the most interesting and informative Q&A's that I have ever encountered

    1 · January 14, 2014

    • Raj L.

      Thanks Martin, your message really made my day. The qna was an opener for a lot of us, specially for those who are working on similar marketplace based web service.

      January 14, 2014

  • Raj L.

    Loved the perspective from Matt on disrupting a marketplace. He was such a down to earth person, a very honest session and loads of real takeaways for all startupers

    2 · January 13, 2014

    • Agustin H.

      Hi Raj, i attended to the meeting, it was great! Where can i find the video of the talk? Thank you!

      January 14, 2014

    • Raj L.

      Hi Augustine we will be posting the slides and videos soon, stay tuned

      January 14, 2014

  • Esfandiar

    My first igniter meeting and by far one of the best meetups I attended. Definitely worth the time and travel. Thanks Raj and the team.

    3 · January 13, 2014

    • Cynthia L.

      Thank you for your kind words! So glad you enjoyed the session :)

      2 · January 13, 2014

  • Jennifer A.

    Matt was very well prepared and informative. I would love copies of slides

    3 · January 13, 2014

    • Cynthia L.

      Yes, Matt was awesome! Will you all know once we get the slides!

      January 13, 2014

  • Suyash J.

    Great event, can someone please post Matt's presentation and also the video recording for those who were late. Thanks

    3 · January 13, 2014

    • Cynthia L.

      Glad you enjoyed the session! Will let you all know once we get the slides and video from tonight!

      January 13, 2014

  • Vladimir S.

    Great talk by a great entrepreneur! His comment on having co-founders to keep one's sanity resonated with me. My first startup became successful because I was blessed with cheerful, levelheaded, optimistic and funny co-founders.

    3 · January 13, 2014

  • Sophia P.

    Insightful, informative, and honest without making it an infomercial about Hired.com (thank you). This was no egg head talk, just speaking from experience, I respect that!

    3 · January 13, 2014

  • Prasad K.

    Amazing talk by Matt. I felt every minute was loaded with tons of useful information.

    4 · January 13, 2014

  • Danielle A.

    Honest, engaging, funny, informative

    3 · January 13, 2014

  • Danielle A.

    Great talk—and there are few people who can keep Q&A interesting for 45 minutes.

    3 · January 13, 2014

    • Sophia P.

      Don't fall asleep don't fall asleep. Jk :)

      1 · January 13, 2014

  • Raj L.

    For the igniter 6 word game when you tweet remove the question "what does disruptive innovation mean to you in six word" from the tweet

    1 · January 13, 2014

  • Raj L.

    For the igniter 6 word game when you tweet remove the question "what does disruptive innovation mean to you in six word" from the tweet

    January 13, 2014

  • Denis D.

    Any chance there is a spot left for a new comer in the valley?

    1 · January 13, 2014

    • Erik-Paul G.

      I have a spare ticket. It cost $15. Send me a text if you want it. [masked]

      January 13, 2014

  • Erik-Paul G.

    Anybody need an ticket to tonight's event? I've had a cancellation and have an extra.

    Erik

    January 13, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Erik I want please call me at[masked]

      January 13, 2014

  • Raj L.

    Yes, we can send you a live streaming link, I sent you an email.

    January 2, 2014

    • Justin

      Hi Raj, I would like to receive a live streaming link as well. Please email it to me. Thanks.

      January 13, 2014

    • Raj L.

      register ehre for online streaming link http://www.eventbrite...­

      January 13, 2014

  • Elijah A

    Will there be access to a recorded version for streaming participants after the fact or it live-stream access only?

    January 12, 2014

    • Raj L.

      There will be a recorded version

      January 13, 2014

  • Bruce C.

    If anyone is coming from Palo Alto, can I catch a ride to/from Monday's MeetUp - Thanks!

    January 12, 2014

    • Rod V.

      Hi Bruce, I'm coming from Palo Alto (el camino & charleston)... I would be glad to drive you...

      3 · January 12, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    If anyone would like to team up with an experienced iOS dev let me know.

    January 8, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Ideally I'm looking for a successful business person that needs tech help.

      January 8, 2014

    • Vladimir S.

      I am in the market validation phase for a new solution and will need technical help when ready to launch the project. If interested drop me a line at vladimir (at) starov (dot) com.

      1 · January 8, 2014

  • Simon K.

    How to register under "Will you attend?". It asks me to pay for the ticket. I did pay for the ticket already online and got the order number to my email address.

    January 4, 2014

  • Marijn O.

    Could I join this event per webstream/skype/google hangouts or other? (I'm from The Netherlands in Europe and I would like to attend.)

    January 2, 2014

  • David

    Looking for help revolutionizing search.

    January 3, 2014

  • Barry (.

    MV is the best. Sometimes the Google Incubator office is open for startup related events.

    December 19, 2013

    • Raj L.

      we have a venue now for the meetup, its 4 miles from Hackerdojo in Palo Alto JCC, Room E[masked] Fabian Way, Palo Alto, CA

      December 26, 2013

  • Barry (.

    Why should I pay to attend an event when the location isn't even listed yet?

    December 18, 2013

    • Raj L.

      We are finalizing the venue, check by the end of the week, its going to be close to Mountain View

      December 18, 2013

    • Raj L.

      we have location its 4 miles from Hackerdojo in Palo Alto JCC, Room E[masked] Fabian Way, Palo Alto, CA

      December 26, 2013

  • Steve

    We are disrupting the telco/IT/Internet and mobile paradigm.. join us in this movement. here's a story last week.
    http://venturebeat.com/2013/12/19/if-redstones-tech-is-real-well-have-cheap-and-ultrafast-wireless-internet-everywhere/

    1 · December 26, 2013

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