Meet the Master: Ben Huh - van kattenwebsite naar online humorimperium

09okt '1518:00
  21:00
Type: 
Masterclass
Locatie: 
Rockstart Amsterdam
Inschrijfprijs: 
gratis
12 deelnemers
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Programma

Op vrijdagavond 9 oktober organiseren iMMovator en Rockstart, een Speciale Masterclass met Ben Huh, oprichter en voormalig CEO van Cheezburger. Een mooie gelegenheid deze bijzondere ondernemer te ontmoeten en je te laten verrassen door zijn verhalen over innovatie, ondernemerscultuur en start-ups. Een must-visit voor start-ups en ondernemers! Dit event is onderdeel van de Amsterdam EWeek.

Ontvangst 18.00 bij Rockstart aan de Herengracht 182 in Amsterdam, programma 18.30-21.00.

English language event description below.

Ben Huh zal zijn ervaringen als ondernemer delen. In zijn verhaal laat hij zien hoe je zinnig kan innoveren, en hoe je een ondernemerscultuur kan bouwen die ervoor zorgt dat innovaties ook daadwerkelijk uitgevoerd worden. De sessie bestaat uit een presentatie gevolgd door interactieve sessie en de mogelijkheid tot kennismaken. Het aantal plaatsen is beperkt, en gereseveerd voor oprichters van start ups. Registreer via deze site om een ticket aan te vragen.

Master Class Ben Huh: Entrepreneurship with Purpose
Ben Huh, Founder and former CEO of Cheezburger and Co-Founder of Cir.ca, will share his experiences as an entrepreneur, how to innovate with purpose and build an entrepreneurial culture that executes on ideas.Ben Huh is the Founder and former CEO of Cheezburger, Inc. He has been credited with pioneering Internet culture, crowdsourcing, and bringing memes to the mainstream popularity.

Since first buying a cat picture website in 2007, Huh grew the media company into a network with more than 50 online humor sites that generate more than 500 million page views monthly. His Internet culture empire includes popular sites such as FAIL Blog, The Daily What, Know Your Meme, and Memebase. Cheezburger also released eight books, two of which are New York Times bestsellers, and was the focus of a reality television series, on the Bravo network in 2012.

Huh has been featured in many high-profile media outlets including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, Mashable, WIRED, Inc., and TIME. He was named one of the “100 Most Creative People in the Business” by Fast Company, and was recognized as one of the “Top 10 Worst Dressed Men in Silicon Valley” by GQ. In 2011, Huh received the prestigious Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, and in 2012, he received Newsweek’s “100 Most Influential Digital Disrupters.”

As an expert on digital media and entrepreneurship, Huh has been tapped to speak on numerous panels at leading conferences including SXSW, Ad Age, Engadget Expand and Web Summit. He also co-founded Circa, a critically acclaimed and influential online journalism startup.

Huh is currently working on a book on leveraging the power of emotion in entrepreneurship and travelling the world working on his photography skills. His travel photos can be followed at http://facebook.com/ben.huh. Huh holds a BSJ from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and resides in Seattle with his wife Emily.