Steve Case on The Third Wave
Steve Case on The Third Wave
Book Talk, Discussion & Signing
Georgetown University is proud to host one of America's most successful entrepreneurs and CEOs, Steve Case, co-founder of America Online (AOL) and CEO of Revolution LLC. Hosted in partnership with the Beeck Center for Social Impact + Innovation, the Georgetown Entrepreneurship Initiative, Startup Hoyas, the Baker Center for Leadership and Governance, and the Global Social Entrepreneurship Initiative, Case will discuss his new book, The Third Wave: An Entrepreneur's Vision of the Future.
In The Third Wave, Steve Case takes us behind the scenes to some of the most consequential and riveting business decisions of our time and predicts that we’re at the dawn of the next technological revolution unlike anything we’ve seen before—the Third Wave of the internet— that will transform the economy and the way we live our lives.
"Part memoir, part manifesto, and part playbook for the future," Case's The Third Wave shares a roadmap for how anyone can succeed in a world of rapidly changing technology.
Please join us in welcoming Steve Case to Georgetown for this insightful event on the future of the internet.
5:00 - 6:00pm | Book Talk & Moderated Discussion
6:00 - 7:00pm | Reception & Book Signing
About the Author & Speaker
Steve Case is one of America's best-known and most accomplished entrepreneurs and a pioneer in making the Internet part of everyday life. He is also the author of the New York Times bestselling book, The Third Wave: An Entrepreneur’s Vision of the Future.
As Chairman and CEO of Revolution LLC, a Washington, D.C.- based investment firm he co-founded in 2005, Steve partners with visionary entrepreneurs to build significant ‘built to last’ businesses. Revolution invests in and actively helps build companies leveraging technology to disrupt existing markets. This includes early and mid-stage growth companies through both the Revolution Growth fund, created in 2011, and the Revolution Ventures fund, launched in 2013. Revolution has backed more than 30 companies, including sweetgreen, Zipcar, Revolution Foods, LivingSocial, Bigcommerce, and Optoro.
Steve’s entrepreneurial career began in 1985 when he co-founded America Online (AOL). Under Steve’s leadership, AOL became the world’s largest and most valuable Internet company, driving the worldwide adoption of a medium that has transformed business and society. AOL was the first Internet company to go public and the best performing stock of the 1990s, delivering an 11,616% return to shareholders. At its peak, nearly half of Internet users in the United States used AOL. In 2000, Steve negotiated the largest merger in business history, bringing together AOL and Time Warner in a transaction that gave AOL shareholders a majority stake in the combined company. To facilitate the merger, Steve agreed to step down as CEO when the merger closed.
Steve’s passion for helping entrepreneurs remains his driving force. He was the founding chair of the Startup America Partnership— an effort launched at the White House to accelerate high-growth entrepreneurship throughout the nation. Steve also was the founding co-chair of the National Advisory Council on Innovation & Entrepreneurship, and a member of President Obama’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness, where he chaired the subcommittee on entrepreneurship. In 2014, Steve was named a Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship.
Steve has been a leading voice in shaping government policy on issues related to entrepreneurship, working across the aisle to advance public policies that expand access to capital and talent. He was instrumental in passing the JOBS (Jumpstart Our Business Startups) Act, and is active in advocating on behalf of immigration reform.
Steve is also Chairman of the Case Foundation, which he established with his wife, Jean, in 1997. Together the Cases have invested in hundreds of organizations, initiatives and partnerships with a focus on leveraging the Internet and entrepreneurial approaches to strengthen the social sector. In 2010, Steve and Jean joined The Giving Pledge and publicly reaffirmed their commitment to give away the majority of their wealth to philanthropic causes.
Date and Time
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