77 Massachusetts Ave
Boston, Massachusetts 02139

The College Student's Guide to Startups
Speaker: Paul Graham

Time: 7:00p
Location: 54-100 (at MIT)

You may as well wait till you finish college to start a startup, but there is a lot you can do while you're still in school to keep this important option as open as possible. In this talk Paul Graham will try to cover everything undergrads should know about startups that they don't know already, including arguably the most important question: how to decide whether to do that after graduating, or just get a normal job.

Speaker Bio:
Paul Graham is an essayist, programmer, and programming language designer. In 1995 he developed with Robert Morris the first web-based application, Viaweb, which was acquired by Yahoo in 1998. In 2002 he described a simple Bayesian spam filter that inspired most current filters. He's currently working on a new programming language called Arc, a new book on startups, and is one of the partners in Y Combinator.

Paul is the author of On Lisp (Prentice Hall, 1993), ANSI Common Lisp (Prentice Hall, 1995), and Hackers & Painters (O'Reilly, 2004). He has an AB from Cornell and a PhD in Computer Science from Harvard, and studied painting at RISD and the Accademia di Belle Arti in Florence.

Web site: http://paulgraham.com/articles.html

Open to: the general public

Cost: Free

Sponsor(s): Student Information Processing Board

For more information, contact:
Student Information Processing Board (SIPB)

Official Website: http://events.mit.edu/event.html?id=7350352

Added by wdaher on October 3, 2006