Alexis Ohanian is an entrepreneur and investor based in Brooklyn. He is best known as the co-founder of the social news site reddit.com–one of the most frequented websites on the Internet.
Now a reddit board member, Alexis focuses on social enterprise Breadpig, publishing authors like xkcd and SMBC — profits donated to worthy causes. Alexis helped launch hipmunk and ran marketing/pr/community before becoming an advisor and joining the fight against SOPA & PIPA.
He will be speaking about his experience in building a business and his passion for entrepreneurship which has come into fruition in his book “Without Their Permission: How the 21st Century Will be Made, Not Managed.”
The event will also feature a fireside chat with Yuri Sagalov BASc, MASc, 2009, co-founder of Areofs.
Yuri Sagalov is co-founder and CEO of AeroFS (YC Summer 2010), an enterprise file syncing and collaboration startup. He graduated from the University of Toronto’s Engineering Science program (0T8+PEY), majoring in Computer Engineering. Yuri was studying towards a Masters of Applied Science focusing on Distributed Systems at the UofT before taking a leave of absence to start AeroFS.