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

*** SOLD OUT! ***

Fortunately, we have 2 other locations available:

Washington, DC on Thu. Nov 7:

Philadelphia, PA on Mon. Dec. 2:

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

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 September 30, 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!

Yes, we're serving an upgraded, HOT breakfast at this one!

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!

No refunds are provided for no-shows or cancellations within 72 hours of the event as we've already ordered the food and paid for the books.

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.


DLA Piper is hosting us in their amazing space in Mt. Washington that can handle 200 or more people, with plentiful parking, and convenient access for those that live outside the city. What more can you ask?

The DLA Piper building is in the Mt. Washington Conference Center campus (up the hill), and it is a totally amazing building. Check it out:

To get to the venue, use the Smith street entrance (and not the entrance that weaves its way through the Mt. Washington Conference Center). See below map for detail.

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Parking is plentiful and there's a lot right next to the building, with plenty of room for all attendees. And it's free. Use the UPPER LOT.

Leave the few visitor spots that are right in front of the building available for the use of the offices. They have some elderly clients who aren't able to walk up the walkway to the building. The lot is really big and very close so you shouldn't need those spots anyways.


Public Transportation

The Mt. Washington campus is located very conveniently near the Light Rail stop, which is literally just down the hill from the venue. Get off at the Mt. Washington Light Rail station, and then climb the steps to the Octagon Building at Mt. Washington and from there you can get to the DLA Piper building. It's a 15-20 minute walk at most.

There are also shuttles from the JHU Homewood and JHMI campuses right to the Mt. Washington Conference center, including one that leaves at 7:40AM from Homewood getting in by 8AM, and leaving at 9:35AM to return to Homewood. Very convenient.

See you all there!

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  • TechBreakfast

    Here's the eBook Alexis mentioned on the marketing things reddit did: enjoy!

    1 · December 2, 2013

  • Alan L.

    This was one of the best founder presentations I have heard. What such great insight and committment to his guiding principles

    November 5, 2013

  • Antti E.

    Entrepreneur is just French for "has ideas, does them".

    November 5, 2013

  • Elizabeth D.

    Really great event! Enjoyed the presentation and engaging Q&A. Nice job, Tech Breakfast (Ron S)

    November 5, 2013

  • TechBreakfast

    Awesome event - Alexis was truly amazing!

    November 5, 2013

  • James K.

    Great breakfast. Alexis' honesty and genuineness was refreshing and inspirational.

    1 · November 5, 2013

  • Reid C.

    A fun presentation with a good Q&A session.

    1 · November 5, 2013

  • Lauren

    Can't wait! Looking to glean some wisdom for my online wedding company.

    October 9, 2013

  • Ben G.

    Look forward to my first Meetup

    July 23, 2013

  • Mike G.

    You did it!

    July 18, 2013

  • Brian S.


    July 16, 2013

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