Startup Essentials (event #3): CEO & co-founder of Karma, Steven van Wel
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (EST)
New York, NY
Startup Essentials aims to provide aspiring members of the NYC tech community, who are ready to start their own businesses, with an eclectic network of experienced entrepreneurs that can provide valuable insight into the process of founding and growing a digital company.
This is the third event in the 10-event series.
Beer will be served.
Our featured speaker for the Wednesday, 12/18, event will be the CEO and co-founder of Karma (@YourKarma), Steven van Wel. Born in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Steven started his first company when he was 19 years old. He is the co-author of the book Elastic Beanstalk, published by O'Reilly in 2011, and previously founded cloud printing startup Marvia (acquired by PostNL). He is currently based in New York, where Karma was launched while in the TechStars program.
Karma began with one simple idea: everyone should be able to get online, everywhere they go. Karma is revolutionizing the way we access the Internet, starting with the first WiFi hotspot that is Made for Sharing. The Karma Hotspot introduces the first peer-to-peer WiFi device that allows you to share access to the Internet, but pay for your own personal data. With Karma, you pay-as-you-go, with absolutely no contracts or subscriptions, and earn free data when you share. The more you share your Karma connection, the more free data you earn. It's good karma, all around.
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