Fireside Chat with Christopher Schroeder
Wednesday, October 30th from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Join us for a fireside chat with General Assembly CEO, Jake Schwartz, and veteran startup entrepreneur and venture investor, Christopher Schroeder, discussing his new book Startup Rising: The Entrepreneurial Revolution Remaking the Middle East. While we see one story of political unrest on the news each day, hundreds of thousands of entrepreneurs in the Arab world are using technology to claim not only their political voice, but their economic voice through their startups. Chris's amazing look not only will have us rethinking innovation in this region, but how in an approaching world of five billion smart phones, innovation, problem-solving and opportunity will come from every corner of the world, bottom up.
About the Author
Christopher M. Schroeder is a Washington D.C. and New York City based entrepreneur and venture investor. He co-founded HealthCentral.com, one of the nation's largest social and content platforms in health and wellness, backed by Sequoia Capital, Polaris Ventures, The Carlyle Group, Allen & Company and IAC Corporation. The company was sold to the health media publisher, Remedy Health, in January 2012 where Schroeder remained a board advisor.
Previously he was CEO of washingtonpost.newsweek interactive and LegiSlate.com, the b2b interactive platform on US and state legislation and regulation that he sold in 2000. He currently is an active investor in and advisor to top US venture capital funds and over a dozen consumer-facing social/media startups.
Schroeder was invited to speak and mentor at the Celebration of Entrepreneurship in Dubai in 2010, one of the first major gathering of tech startups in the Middle East, and it began his journey that became Startup Rising. In thirteen subsequent trips to the region, interviewing over 150 entrepreneurs, investors and global tech leaders, he has written extensively about startups and technology in emerging growth markets for The Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Fortune, AllThingsD, TechCrunch, Pando Daily, Harvard Business Review, Business Insider among other publications. He speaks regularly around the globe, and sits on the board of advisors of The American University of Cairo School of Business, the Jordanian incubator Oasis500, the Middle East online entrepreneur information platform and network wamda.com. He was named one of LinkedIn top 50 Influencers.
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