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SOLD OUT***Startup Grind NYC Hosts Matt Mullenweg (WordPress, Automattic)

  • Nov 20, 2013 · 6:00 PM

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Matt Mullenweg, WordPress, Automattic

Matt Mullenweg is the co-founder of the open-source blogging platform, WordPress, the most popular publishing platform on the web, and the founder of Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com and Jetpack. Additionally, Matt is a principal and founder of Audrey Capital, an investment and research company. Matt got his start in technology working at CNET Networks as a senior product manager. He went on to found Global Multimedia Protocols Group, an experimental metamemetics company, to develop open data formats. He has been recognized for his leadership and success by Forbes, BusinessWeek, INC., PC World, and Vanity Fair. Matt has also done investing in the following startups: DailyBurn, SendGrid, BranchOut, Hipmunk, Getaround, Summly, BlackJet, SmartThings, Crowdtilt, and many more.   In his spare time, Matt is an avid photographer. Matt splits time between Houston, New York, and San Francisco.

 

 

Agenda

6:00 Networking and Food
7:00 Fireside Chat
8:00 Networking

 

Hosted By Brian Park, Washington DC Chapter Director

Over 18 years professional experience in web/online/mobile product development. Experience in developing innovative consumer and enterprise collaborative web products and services.  Has started three previous startups, including one that had $17 million in revenues. Previously worked for AOL and Merrill Lynch. Is a CMUer.
Email: [masked] | Twitter: @brianbpark

Global Partners

Google Cloud
Google Cloud Platform is offering developers $2,000 of credit to start building applications on Google App Engine and Google Compute Engine. App Engine is a full development stack (PaaS), and Compute Engine lets you run workloads on Linux virtual machines (IaaS). Apply to receive credit at cloud.google.com/starterpack and use verification code: sg-org.

 

Local Partners

AlleyWatch
AlleyWatch is a media property focused on the advancement of the tech and startup ecosystem in New York and beyond. AlleyWatch is the trusted voice of venture capitalists, angel investors, entrepreneurs, accelerators, startup employees, thought leaders, event organizers, corporate executives, academics, city officials, PR/press and tech enthusiasts.

Elance
Elance. is where people Work Differently™. A pioneer in today’s freelance revolution, Elance connects the world through work. Today over 500,000 businesses and 2 million freelancers use Elance in 170+ countries. Innovative global enterprises, small businesses and startups tap into the Elance talent pool, building teams from software engineers, application developers and web and graphic designers to copywriters, market researchers, data scientists, social media marketers, customer service agents and other business professionals. More than 1 million freelance jobs are completed through Elance annually.

 

Upcoming events you should attend!

Washington DC hosts Tige Savage Revolution Ventures 21st of November 2013

Philadelphia hosts Mike Harris Zonoff 4th of December 2013

New York City hosts Michael Bryzek cofounder of Gilt Groupe 9th of December 2013

Washington DC hosts Gary Shapiro Consumer Electronics Assn. 16th of December 2013

Washington DC hosts Alex Hawkinson cofounder of SmartThings 21st of January 2014

New York City hosts Gary Vaynerchuk VaynerMedia, Angel Investor 22nd of January 2014

 

What is Startup Grind?

Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 50 cities and 20 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead. For more information visit StartupGrind.com or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind.

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  • Nicole

    This was a good event and I liked the tone set by the moderator. I can say proudly that I will be back again. Thanks for a wonderful event.

    November 21, 2013

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