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Startup Grind New York City Hosts Chet Kanojia (Founder of Aereo)

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Chet Kanojia, Founder of Aereo

Chet Kanojia is the founder and CEO of Aereo, Inc (, a groundbreaking online TV platform. Backed by a group of premiere investors and powered by a stellar engineering team, Aereo has developed proprietary cloud-based antenna and DVR technology that allows consumers to watch live or recorded HD broadcast television on virtually any type of Internet-connected device, including smart TVs, smartphones, tablets and computers. Previously, Chet was the founder and CEO of Navic Networks. Like Aereo, Navic Networks addressed the challenges of today’s highly fragmented media landscape. Under Chet’s direction, Navic Networks grew to be the undisputed industry leader in advanced television advertising. Navic Networks was subsequently acquired by Microsoft in 2008. Chet, who holds more than 14 patents in fields ranging from robotics to data communications systems, is an innovative leader known for pushing beyond the conventional and developing breakthrough solutions. He was recognized as a young executive making a lasting impact on his company and the cable and telecommunications industries in Multichannel News’ “40 under 40.” He holds a master's degree in Computer Systems Engineering from Northeastern University and a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the National Institute of Technology in Bhopal, India. Hear what this virtuoso has to say about trends in TV and digital media and his incredible journey as a startup founder.


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

Hosted By Brian Park, Director of Startup Grind New York City

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.
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Hosted By Khari Parson, Community Manager of Startup Grind New York City
Khari is a founder of tech and brick and mortar companies and a lawyer with a background in corporate law and business planning and strategic development for start-up companies.
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