Tales of US Entrepreneurship Beyond Silicon Valley

A session at SXSW Interactive 2013

Friday 8th March, 2013

3:30pm to 4:30pm (CST)

Erik Martin (GM, reddit) and Alexis Ohanian (cofounder, reddit) crowdfunded a bus, the Internet 2012 Campaign Tour bus, to collect, document and share stories throughout the American heartland. I'm going to share the stories we heard from Denver, CO to Danville, KY -- with pictures -- because the open internet is something all Americans cannot do without.

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Alexis Ohanian

Chief Swine Defender, Breadpig

Alexis Ohanian is a startup founder and investor in Brooklyn, NY.

After graduating from UVA in 2005, Alexis and his co-founder Steve Huffman started reddit, now a top 100 website.

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.

Alexis invests and advises over fifty tech startups. He's Y Combinator's Ambassador to the East, co-founder of the non-profit IHAS, and is writing a book, Without Your Permission.

Along the way, Alexis spoke at TED, volunteered in Armenia as a Kiva Fellow, and was named on Forbes and Inc Magazine 30 Under 30 lists.

He proudly doodled the logos for all three of his startups and loves his cat, Karma.

Next session in Exhibit Hall 5

5pm Technology, Imagination & Exponential Thinking by Jason Silva

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10 attendees

  • Alexis Ohanian
  • Arjun Ram
  • Clemens Brandt
  • Don Soares
  • Kathy Wirt
  • Andy White
  • Mike Bianchini
  • Philip Mervis
  • Julie Miller
  • sermad

5 trackers

  • angus wolf
  • Don Turnbull
  • Kingsley Harris
  • LekanB
  • Scott McCaughey

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Time 3:30pm4:30pm CST

Date Fri 8th March 2013


Exhibit Hall 5, Austin Convention Center

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