PSU news by
Penn State's student blog

Topics

About

IST to Host Reddit Co-Founder, Others During Start-up Week

Starting April 9th, Penn State’s College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) will showcase several young entrepreneurs from the tech community. Start-up Week (April 9th-13th) will include classroom discussions on numerous tech-related topics and will serve as an opportunity and network with these various renowned entrepreneurs.

One of the twelve tech-perts that College of IST will be welcoming is Penn State alum, David Rusenko. He co-founded weebly.com, which provides the tools for anyone to create their own website or blog. More than 10 million people have created a website through weebly.com since its establishment. A 2007 graduate, Rusenko was named to Forbes’ “30 under 30” list in 2011. He will present on Thursday, April 12th at 2:30 p.m. in the IST Cybertorium.

Steve Huffman, co-founder of the wildly popular site, Reddit, will also be presenting at Start-Up Week. Reddit is a social site where users submit content, which is then voted “up” or “down” to determine the post’s rank. It was acquired by Conde Nast Publications and since has become one of the largest social news sites. In 2009, Huffman left Reddit and began designing a travel search site months later now named Hipmunk. Hipmunk is meant to streamline travel planning with features that assist flight and hotel selection.

Other entrepreneurs presenting at Start-up Week include Daehee Park and J.T. Marino of Mulu, Nick Beradi of Hoppio, and Davis Shaver of Onward State. The week will conclude with an ice cream social held at the Schreyer House on April 13th at 2:30 p.m.

Start-up Week agenda:

Monday, April 9th:

Drew Mohoric of Innoblue, 4:15 – 5:30 p.m., 202 IST Building

Tuesday, April 10th:

Davis Shaver of Onward State, 9:45 – 11:00 a.m., 206 IST

Wednesday, April 11th:

David Chu of Spyder Rentals, 11:15 a.m. – 12:05 p.m., 203 IST

Nick Beradi of Hoppio, 12:20 – 1:10 p.m., 206 IST

Daehee Park and J.T. Marino of Mulu, 4:15 – 5:30 p.m., Cybertorium

Thursday, April 12th:

Nick Beradi of Hoppio, 9:45 – 11:00 a.m., 205 IST

Chris Fanini of Weebly, 1:00 – 2:15 p.m., Cybertorium

David Rusenko of Weebly, 2:30 – 3:45 p.m., Cybertorium

Daehee Park and J.T. Marino, Mulu, 4:15 – 5:30 p.m., Cybertorium

Entrepreneur Meet and Greet, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m., Reese’s Cafe

Friday, April 13th: 

Neilye Garrity of Candid Career, 9:05 a.m. – 9:55 a.m., Cybertorium

Matt Miller of CyberCoders and CareerBliss, 10:10 – 11:00 a.m., 208 IST

Matt Brezina of Sincerely, Xobni, 12:20 – 1:10 p.m., 206 IST

Steve Huffman of Reddit and Hipmunk, 1:25 – 2:15 p.m. Cybertorium

Entrepreneur Reception (by invitation only), 2:30 – 4:00 p.m., Schreyer House

 

About the Author

Ryan Beckler

Ryan is a senior in the Smeal College of Business majoring in Marketing. He is a Lion Ambassador who loves giving tours to prospective students. His favorite activities include distributing news and consuming Chipotle.

Comments

State College Links
More by Ryan

Kyle Chase Johnson Painted on Inspiration Mural

A week after 2012 Penn State graduate Kyle Chase Johnson tragically died while running the Pittsburgh half marathon, local muralist Michael Pilato painted his likeness on the Heister Street mural, a fitting tribute for a man who, by all accounts, was a quintessential Penn Stater.

Penn State and UCF Discussing 2014 Season Opener in Ireland

Senior Column: A Family Found

Athletics

Penn State Baseball Snaps Eleven-Game Losing Streak Against Mount St. Mary’s

Penn State, despite weather complications, picked up a much needed win against Mount St. Mary’s.

Penn State Softball No Match For Saint Francis In Doubleheader

Penn State Hoops To Host Grad Transfers Blue-White Weekend

Mulhern, Shigo Better Their Own School Records In Action-Packed Track And Field Weekend

Historic Win Propels Penn State Men’s Lacrosse To Believe It Belongs With The Best

Student Life

A Guide To Penn State’s Best Library Study Spots

A few of our staff members found their favorite libraries across campus and shared why love them for their uninterrupted study sessions.

Sig Ep To Host Humboldt Broncos Benefit Fundraiser

UPUA Funds Late-Night Coffee For Finals Week

Saquon Barkley Shows Some Skin On SI Cover

The NFL Draft begins Thursday, April 26, at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Barkley is expected to be a top-five pick, and he and his most vehement supporters say there’s no reason he won’t go No. 1 overall.

Position Battles To Watch At This Year’s Blue-White Game

The competition at middle linebacker, safety, and tight end will all be interesting storylines surrounding the 2018 Blue-White spring game.

Dry Weather Expected For Blue-White Weekend

Predicted temperatures in the mid-50s and mostly cloudy skies should make for a pleasant (but more importantly, dry) Blue-White Weekend.

Be the first to know

  • Top posts and the best Penn State stories

Thank you for subscribing.

Something went wrong.

The Worst Places To Propose At Penn State

If you’re planning to propose to your Penn State sweetheart somewhere in Happy Valley, steer clear of these locations.

Be the first to know

  • Top posts and the best Penn State stories

Thank you for subscribing.

Something went wrong.

Send this to a friend