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Startup Grind Washington DC Hosts Paul Allen (cofounder of Ancestry.com)

  • Oct 28, 2013 · 6:30 PM

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Paul Allen, cofounder of Ancestry.com

Paul Allen (not to be confused with Microsoft's Paul G Allen) is the cofounder of Ancestry.com (NASDAQ:ACOM) which is the largest for-profit genealogy company in the world with revenues of $400 million and 1,000 employees worldwide. It operates a network of genealogical and historical record websites focused on the United States and nine foreign countries, develops and markets genealogical software, and offers a wide array of genealogical related services.  He has founded and has been a board member for many other startups and non-profit organizations including MyFamily.com, FamilyLink, Funium, FundingUniverse.com, LDSAudio.com and More Good Foundation. He is now a Strengths Evangelist with Gallup helping take StrengthsFinder 2.0 which is a tool to understand your passion for Strengths and find ways to support you in everything you do including for startups founders.

Paul has the special distinction in the startup world of acquiring more than 1 million users faster than Pinterest, Dropbox and even Facebook and Twitter!!!  He did it in a mere 140 days. You need to be at this fireside chat to hear how he did it!

We will discuss topics around passion/strengths driving your idea, worklife balance, taking a niche idea into main stream, branding, scaling, and much much more.  Hear from this serial entrepreneur on his journey in taking concepts of what seemed to be small niched ideas into a main stream phenomenons that captured millions of paying users. @paulballen

 

 

Agenda

6:30 Networking and Food
7:00 Fireside Chat
8:30 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

1776
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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

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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