Co-founder of reddit.com coming to Ohio University

Zoe Graham
February 13, 2014

Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of reddit.com is coming to Ohio University Monday, Feb. 24, as a part of the Center for Entrepreneurship’s Guest Lecture Series. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. in Walter Hall Rotunda. Registration is free; limited seating available.

After graduating from college, Ohanian co-founded reddit.com, which calls itself “the front page of the Internet.” He has appeared twice on Forbes’ 30-Under-30 list, which highlights up-and-coming innovators and entrepreneurs. Ohahian also is an investor, with stakes in more than 70 start-up companies, some of which he advises.

Now the Internet pioneer is sharing his entrepreneurial insights on a five-month book tour.

“This isn’t just my story, it’s the stories of your successful alums as well as current students, all learning from and contributing to the greatest platform for ideas the world has ever seen (the Internet),” Ohanian said in a press release.

Joining Ohahian at Ohio University will be alumnus Alan Schaff, CEO and founder of imgur.

Following the presentation Ohahian will sign copies of his book, “Without Their Permission.” Books may be purchased at Bobcat Essentials, located on the fourth floor of Baker Center or at the event.

Networking opportunities directly follow the book signing at Jackie O’s Pub and Brewery beginning at 9:30 p.m.

This event is sponsored by the Center for Entrepreneurship, the Innovation Center’s 3D Lab, TechGROWTH Ohio and Jackie O’s Pub and Brewery.

“What a wonderful opportunity for the Center for Entrepreneurship and OU to host Alexis, the founder of reddit. We are all excited to see what he has to say about the future of the Internet and the entrepreneurial opportunities that exist today,” said Luke Pittaway, director of the Center for Entrepreneurship. “This is a must-attend event for anybody interested in entrepreneurship and the highlight of the year for the Center”

Follow the Center for Entrepreneurship blog, http://bobcat-entrepreneur.com, for daily event information and to participate in the Center for Entrepreneurship Find-Snoo contest. Prizes and event t-shirts awarded to those who can correctly identify the location of Snoo around campus.

Read more about the reddit visit to campus, Ohanian’s book tour and his story on the Ohio University subreddit

Registration is required to participate. To register, click here or visit http://withouttheirpermission.com

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