SXSWi Speaker Spotlight: Alexis Ohanian


Previously at SXSWi and in the past at Ordev, ImageThink has graphic recorded the clever insights of startup guru, Alexis Ohanian. This year at SXSWi 2014 we are excited to visualize Ohanian’s upcoming presentation on internet entrepreneurship from his new book, Without Their Permission!

Screen Shot 2014-02-18 at 8.13.08 AMIn his book, Ohanian writes about the successes and realities creating one’s own small empire. As Ohanian writes, “There aren’t a lot of advantages to being an upstart, but seizing them is the key to success online. Based on my experience as a founder, investor, advisor, and bus-journeyman, I’ll talk about everything I’ve learned from creating brands people love to running an amazing crowdfunding campaign. Fellow millennials, we have an opportunity the world has never seen before, so let’s make the most out of it.”

i-S5w2VxS-LAlexis Ohanian is based in Brooklyn, NY. In 2005, he co-founded reddit, a top 100 website with a massive following. Additionally, Ohanian focuses on social enterprise via Breadpig, publishing authors like xkcd and SMBC, helped launch hipmunk and joined in on the fight against SOPA & PIPA.

Today, 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 author of Without Their 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.

0308_AlexisOhanian-MInterested in hearing Alexis Ohanian’s wisdom? Sunday, March 9 from 5:00PM – 6:00PM at the Austin Convention Center in Ballroom D, Ohanian will be presenting. Look out for ImageThink at the front of the room too, as we graphically capture and transform Ohanian’s presentation into a visual summary.

SXSW_ImageThink_logo_2014_220Interested in learning Graphic Recording yourself? At SXSWi, ImageThink will also be hosting and teaching a hands-on workshop, Fear No Marker, Monday, March 10th – sign up here to reserve your spot!

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