ExecBreakfast:Alexis­ Ohanian, reddit Co-Founder, Internet Activist, Entrepreneur

ALEXIS OHANIAN, Co-Founder of Reddit, Internet Activist, and Entrepreneur

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Alexis Ohanian is a startup founder and investor in Brooklyn, NY. After graduating from UVA in 2005, Alexis and his co-founder Steve Huffman started reddit, now a top 100 website.

Now a reddit board member, Alexis focuses on social enterprise Breadpig, publishing authors like xkcd and SMBC -- profits donated to worthy causes.

Alexis helped launch hipmunk and ran marketing/pr/community before becoming an advisor and joining the fight against SOPA & PIPA.

Alexis invests and advises over sixty tech startups. He's Y Combinator's Ambassador to the East, co-founder of the non-profit IHAS, and author of "Without Their Permission" (a copy of which will be provided to attendees).

Along the way, Alexis spoke at TED, volunteered in Armenia as a Kiva Fellow, and was named on Forbes 30 Under 30 list two years in a row (and then turned 30).

He proudly doodled the logos for all three of his startups and loves his cat, Karma.

Why Should I Come to This? What Will I Take Away?

  • Learn about how Alexis built reddit and subsequent entrepreneurial successes
  • Alexis will share his ideas & tips about harnessing the power of the web for good, and along the way, he will share his philosophy with young entrepreneurs
  • Learn about Alexis' philosophy on entrepreneurship, the internet, society, and life

Registration and Details

Just $29 if you register on or before October 31, 2013. $39 after that! So sign up today if you want to attend. Includes a copy of Alexis' latest book, Without Their Permission: How the 21st Century Will Be Made, Not Managed

Registration is limited to 100 attendees!

Refund Policy

Since we're buying books for attendees and making our catering order based on registration numbers, we will NOT provide refunds for no-shows or cancellations within 7 days of the event. No refunds for cancellations or no-shows within 7 days of the event.

FYI: Meetup accepts payment via Paypal, and as such you might see the credit card charge appear on your statement as PAYPAL * TECHBREAKFAST or TECHBREAKFAST or PAYPAL * GRAVITY CONS or GRAVITYCON or GRAVITYCONS -- this is a legitimate charge, so please make sure to note that!

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What is the Exec TechBreakfast?

Introducing a new kind of TechBreakfast with a new format!

Want to meet and chat with the luminaries in the industry but never had the chance? Want to get a one-on-one style of question & answer with folks who have made it in a Reddit "Ask Me Anything" style interaction?

Then Exec TechBreakfast is for you! This monthly event will bring together some of the most notable and well-known movers and shakers in the technology industries here in our tech region. Each Exec TechBreakfast will follow a strictly no-presentation format with the guest presenting their background and achievements, and then the floor is turned over to you, our attendees to dig deep! Think of this as "Office Hours" for those looking for advice and guidance from those who have already been there and done that.

Exec TechBreakfasts aren't free (they're just $29 if you register early), but they are high value. Oh, and we'll upgrade the breakfast too. Tired of bagels and coffee? Me too. Come to Exec TechBreakfast and get a nice, hot meal along with some warm conversation and rich interaction.


VENUE: Drexel University, Grand Hall, Creese Student Center

We are thrilled to be hosted at Drexel University's Grand Hall @ Creese Student Center:

Map and Directions below:

Drexel University
Grand Hall, Creese Student Center
3210 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104


Parking for the event is available in the Drexel University Parking Garage, located on the southeast corner of 34th and Market Streets. The gates will open automatically. To enter the parking garage while traveling west on Market Street (away from City Hall and Route 76), make a left on 34th Street at the light. Make a right at the light if traveling east on Market, towards City Hall. Then make an immediate left onto Ludlow Street and enter the garage from the rear of the building. Note that there are costs associated with parking here.


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See you all there!

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  • TechBreakfast

    Hey all - we're posting more stuff from the ExecBreakfast with Alexis Ohanian in the Philly Tech Facebook group. Join us at https://www.facebook.com/groups/...­ if you want access to the video, eBook, other stuff.

    1 · December 4

    • Mike H.

      Are these items posted yet? I did not see anything yesterday.

      December 5

  • TechBreakfast

    Here's the eBook Alexis mentioned on the marketing things reddit did: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ismhrl...­ enjoy!

    1 · December 2

  • Vincent O.

    Great morning, great food, great people. I will definitely be returning to more of these. Right now on reddit, one of the trivia bits we heard today is blowing up http://www.reddit.com/r/todayil...­

    1 · December 2

  • Jim B.

    Nice, stimulating presentation by Alexis. Lots of anecdotes. The presentation started at 8 AM sharp. A warning about this would have gotten me there earlier.

    1 · December 2

  • Ryan D.

    Fantastic... Ron, Alexis - thank you for a brilliant start to the week! Great folks in the crowd too - 5 stars all around.

    3 · December 2

    • Dave T.

      Agreed, awesome way to kick off the week! Thanks!

      2 · December 2

  • Justin M.

    I'll be missing a class (or two) tomorrow but I think it'll be worth it for this amazing opportunity!

    December 1

  • TechBreakfast

    Looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow! Here's a wonderful greeting from Alexis Ohanian: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...­

    December 1

  • TechBreakfast

    We're queuing up questions and topics of discussion for Alexis on the Philly Tech Facebook group. Join us at https://www.facebook.com/groups/...­ to participate!

    November 15

  • John V.

    Just booked a ticket with the new batch, thanks Ron!

    1 · November 14

  • TechBreakfast

    We just opened up a batch of 5 more tickets. If you're interested, please register there! I don't have a way to transfer tickets from one person to another, so that's going to be the best way forward if you're interested. Act fast if you still want a seat.

    November 14

  • Ryan D.

    What an honor to meet Alexis and all of you - love the book and have "read" it on Audible about 4 times now. Eagerly anticipating December 2nd!

    1 · November 12

  • Ryan B.

    Going to be a blast - can't wait to meet Alexis and many of you.

    3 · November 11

  • Conor L.

    Can't wait. Great opportunity to meet a world changing role model. Thanks for organizing this, Ron.

    5 · November 7

  • Chris K.

    Looking forward to this!

    2 · October 29

  • TechBreakfast

    Hi all! Heads up - feel free to join us at the Philly Tech Facebook group to chat more on this and other goings on in the Philly Tech Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/...­

    October 29

  • Gary S.

    This is goin to be an awesome Philly meetup. Can't wait to hear from Alexis.

    1 · September 27, 2013

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