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ExecBreakfast with Alexis Ohanian, reddit Co-Founder, Internet Activist, Entrep


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

Early Registration price of $29 expires on Nov. 30, 2013! Price increases to $39 after that.

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 by Nov. 30, 2013 and it 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

We'll provide a refund if we cancel this event. Since we're buying books for attendees and making our catering order based on registration numbers, we won't provide refunds for no-shows or cancellations 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!

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.


Microsoft is hosting us in their amazing New England Research & Development (NERD) Center in Cambridge, MA

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For more directions, check out the Microsoft NERD site here.

All attendees MUST bring a government issued, photo ID with you as well. You will not be allowed in the building without the proper ID.


Microsoft's building has a parking garage in the basement, but there is a cost. Memorial Drive has free parking, but the spaces in front of NERD have a 1 hour limit. Other area streets have metered parking.

Public Transportation

The location is extremely convenient to the MBTA, a 5 minute walk from the Kendall Square MBTA station on the Red Line.

Consent to Recording and Photography

By attending this event, you consent to having yourself and/or your presentation video recorded and/or photographed by the TechBreakfast organizers and/or anyone else attending. TechBreakfast retains all rights and ownership to video it produces, and attendees retain the rights to any video or photos they take on their own. You acknowledge that TechBreakfast and/or the attendees can do anything they like with this video and/or photos without your prior consent.

See you all there!

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  • Ed J.

    Great speech today, Alexis!

    3 · December 9, 2013

    • Zara

      Yes! Fun !

      1 · December 9, 2013

  • TechBreakfast

    Want to have drinks with Alexis and other fans tonite? He'll be at the Back Bay Social Club @ 9:30PM - free to attend, just buy yer drinks.

    December 9, 2013

    • Merlin C.

      How long will this be going on for?

      1 · December 9, 2013

  • JoselinMane

    It's ok to use other people's photo, however please credit the photographer(s) otherwise it implies that you took all the pictures in gallery.

    1 · December 9, 2013

    • TechBreakfast

      Feel free to post a comment on the photos posted! Or, better yet, post them here with your account and I'll remove the TechBreakfast-posted ones

      December 9, 2013

    • TechBreakfast

      I've added captions with photo credits - these were autoposted from the @tech_breakfast twitter feed, so feel free to post your own, and I'll remove the TechBreakfast dupes.

      December 9, 2013

  • TechBreakfast

    Awesome job - let us know what you think of this event. And JOIN US TOMORROW for the regular Boston TechBreakfast - we've got 5 awesome tech companies doing 5 awesome demos. And it's FREE! Already 90+ people have signed up to attend. Would love to see you there. And we've got bagels & coffee at this one.

    December 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very inspiring

    1 · December 9, 2013

  • Jeff D.

    I'm also unable to attend, Cognii is happy to donate the ticket. Let me know if I need to do anything to make that happen. --Jeff Dieffenbach

    December 9, 2013

  • TechBreakfast

    Alexis Ohanian, reddit founder, just posted a wonderful greeting to all you coming to the Boston ExecBreakfast on Dec. 9. See you there!

    2 · December 2, 2013

Your organizer's refund policy for ExecBreakfast with Alexis Ohanian, reddit Co-Founder, Internet Activist, Entrep

Refunds offered if:

  • the Meetup is cancelled

Additional notes: 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.

Payments you make go to the organizer, not to Meetup. You must make refund requests to the organizer.

Regardless of the refund policy set by the organizer, Meetup may issue refunds on an organizer's behalf if we determine that Meetup's Payment Policies have been violated.

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