Scott Heiferman shares was he has learned about creating community in his experience as the founder and CEO of Meetup.com, a social networking site that facilitates real-world networks.
Scott Heiferman is CEO and a co-founder of Meetup, a service that helps people use the internet to organize local community groups with local offline meetings.
Meetup originally gained notoriety as the grassroots backbone of the Howard Dean presidential campaign in 2004. As of December 2011, ten million people have registered on Meetup, and people self-organize over 100,000 Meetups each week. Meetup’s investors include eBay,Omidyar Network, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Esther Dyson, Union Square Ventures and others.
Heiferman also co-founded Fotolog and i-traffic. Prior to founding i-traffic, Heiferman was employed by Sony with the title “Interactive Marketing Frontiersman.” I
n 2005, Scott received the Jane Addams Award from the National Conference on Citizenship. In 2004 M.I.T. Technology Review awarded Scott “Innovator of the Year” for his work with Meetup. He graduated from The University of Iowa in 1994 and posted a photo on his personal Fotolog for every day between 2001-2008.
- Scott on Twitter
Bio information from Scott’s Wikipedia page