GUEST FOR DECEMBER 2013 BOSTON EXECBREAKFAST: 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. VENUE: MICROSOFT NEW ENGLAND RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT (NERD) CENTER - BOSTON Microsoft is hosting us in their amazing New England Research & Development (NERD) Center in Cambridge, MA View Larger Map 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. Parking 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!
Boston By Day
I haven't had a opportunity to meet many meetup day timers, very new to the area would love to do some city day time walks to learn more about specific neighborhoods! Those of you who know could organize specific walks, then coffee and conversation after.
Lunchtime Soccer Boston
PLAYING TEMPORARILY AT BAC INDOOR - until the bubble is up at Harvard and we can join our HBS friends again. Recommend NOT wearing cleats at BAC, since turf is hard. Please always check the meetup for latest info and directions. COST IS $5 FOR NON-MEMBERS - the person at front desk will ask for money each time you come to play. The field house, where we play, is within sight of the front desk. GETTING THERE BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT - South Station (red line) is not only the closest stop, but also the 7 bus goes from South Station to the end of the BAC driveway. A better way to get there might include writing a comment on the meetup page and asking if somebody can give you a ride, or pick you up from South Station on their way to the BAC. PARKING - is free and plentiful near the entrance to BAC. All skill levels welcome. Bring a white shirt and a darker shirt or shirt with a color so we can easily divide into teams. Cleats or turf shoes recommended, but not required; shin-guards optional. Please read the comments section for the latest updates. The comments section is also a good place to post if you're looking for a ride to the field.
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