Startup Grind NYC Hosts Scott Kurnit (Founder of About.com / Keep.com)
Thursday, September 27, 2012 from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)
New York, NY
Join us September 27th as we welcome Scott Kurnit, founder of About.com and Keep.com. Scott led About.com as CEO through IPO and its growth to a public market value of $1.5 billion. Scott was influential from the inception of the consumer web at Prodigy, where he led the team that put the first browser into an online service. (so, quite literally the inception) He went on to lead divisions of MCI in their efforts to grown their digital business. Today, in addition to serving as Chairman of Keep Holdings. Scott is an active media and technology angel investor. We will talk about building a trusted content site, the changed landscape for exits, and better monetization strategies for B2C startups.
7:30 - Networking and Pizza
8:00 - Fireside Chat
9:00 - Questions and More Networking
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Justin is the Director of StartupGrind NYC in addition to his full-time role as Senior Marketing Manager at Gust. Justin works directly with the CMO and senior management to define and execute brand and product strategy. He interacts directly with early stage investors and entrepreneurs in the 65 countries in which Gust operates to help inform the product team. He is a correspondent on technology and startups to BloombergTV, an works closely with a handful of startups and is a Board Advisor at Pressly. Justin is also passionate about Social Innovation and works with The Feast
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