Gallatin Dean's Roundtable: Web Entrepreneurs and Etsy.com Founders
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
|The Gallatin Dean’s Mentoring Roundtable Series presents a discussion with|
Gallatin Alumni ROB KALIN (BA ’03), CHRIS MAGUIRE (BA ’04) and HAIM SCHOPPIK WEB ENTREPRENEURS and FOUNDERS of ETSY.com
Wednesday, March 11, 6:30 pm
715 Broadway, 8th Floor
Dean's Conference Room
RSVP at www.nyu.edu/gallatin/rsvp
The concept for this “eBay-for-crafts” originated in 2005, while Kalin and Maguire were rebuilding a friend’s website. Once they developed an initial blueprint, they asked Schoppik to oversee the site’s engineering. Today, Etsy has more than 1 million registered users in 128 different countries, and the company’s headquarters—“Etsy Labs”—are located in downtown Brooklyn. Recently, Chief Creative Officer Kalin unveiled plans for Etsy’s nonprofit venture, Etsy.org, and in December he appeared at #23 on Silicon Alley Insider's annual list of the top 100 entrepreneurs and executives in the New York digital business community. He has also made several appearances on national television programs including: The Today Show, Good Morning America, and The Martha Stewart Show.
Food and refreshments will be provided.
All attendees will receive a Gallatin Rubik’s Cube!