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.
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Future Startup Grind Events:
Startup Grind LA: Scot Rubin, cofounder of G4 Network on August 14th, 2013.
Rubin is the founder of All Games Productions, All Games Network, and co-founder of the G4 television network, in addition to being a talk show host and television producer. AllGames launched in 1996, and in 2000 Rubin was hired as a consultant for Comcast to develop a 24-7 cable TV channel about video games. As co-founder of G4 Media, Rubin served as VP of Internet and Program Development. Rubin also served as a Producer on the first 3 seasons of the EA Sports Madden Challenge, and play by play guy for the first two Madden Challenge Finals.
Startup Grind NYC: Chet Kanojia, Founder of Aereo on August 14th, 2013.
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. 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.
Startup Grind Seattle: Ben Huh, Cheezburger on August 28th, 2013.
Khosla co-founded Sun Microsystems (SUN is the acronym for the Stanford University Network), along with Stanford classmates Scott McNealy, Andy Bechtolsheim, and UC Berkeley computer science graduate student Bill Joy. Khosla served as the first chairman and CEO of Sun Microsystems from 1982 to 1984, when he left the company to become a venture capitalist. In 1986, Khosla joined the venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers as a general partner. At Kleiner, Khosla became a recognized venture capitalist, with several successful early stage investments.
Startup Grind DC: Scott Case, Startup America/Priceline on September 16th, 2013.
Timothy "Scott" Case is a technologist, entrepreneur and inventor and is currently the CEO and board member of the Startup America Partnership,where he’ll invest his energy to drive American entrepreneurship to create jobs and sustain our nation's global leadership. Scott was also the founding CTO of Priceline, the "Name Your Own Price" company that was one of only a handful of startups in U.S. history to reach a billion dollars in annual sales in less than 24 months. As Chief Technology Officer, he was responsible for building the technology that enabled Priceline’s hyper-growth.
Past Startup Grind Events:
Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 135 cities and 60 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead.
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