Alexis Ohanian Keynote at 2010 Puerto Rico Venture Forum

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  • It’s not a magic wand. Inequality still exists, obviously, (but we’re working on it) yet right now you could start a website here in San Juan and millions of people all over the world could be using it.
  • Wasn’t going to be a lawyer
  • We’ve grown a lot since
  • Working from one dataset
  • Don’t doubt the power of coming in for weekly meetings to show off a new demo
  • For all I know it looks like this
  • For all I know it looks like this
  • For all I know it looks like this
  • For all I know it looks like this
  • For all I know it looks like this
  • For all I know it looks like this
  • For all I know it looks like this
  • For all I know it looks like this
  • For all I know it looks like this
  • For all I know it looks like this
  • For all I know it looks like this
  • Encourage the local startup community
  • Bring successful entrepreneurs out and get them on stage and interacting with young founders
  • These ppl are important, very important
  • These ppl are important, very important
  • These ppl are important, very important
  • These ppl are important, very important
  • These ppl are important, very important
  • These ppl are important, very important
  • These ppl are important, very important
  • They are gold, hence the color change
  • Always remember this
  • Alexis Ohanian Keynote at 2010 Puerto Rico Venture Forum

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    2. Building Great Companies from Both Sides of the Equation Alexis Ohanian FOUNDER INVESTOR
    3. reddit.com FOUNDER INVESTOR
    4. reddit.com breadpig.com FOUNDER INVESTOR
    5. reddit.com breadpig.com Das Kapital Capital FOUNDER INVESTOR
    6. reddit.com breadpig.com Das Kapital Capital hipmunk.com FOUNDER INVESTOR
    7. reddit.com breadpig.com Das Kapital Capital hipmunk.com Y Combinator FOUNDER INVESTOR
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    12. Middle class
    13. Middle class White
    14. Middle class White Male
    15. Middle class White Male Born in USA
    16. Middle class White Male Born in USA Suburbs
    17. Middle class White Male Born in USA Suburbs Happy childhood
    18. Middle class White Male Born in USA Suburbs Happy childhood Tall?
    19. Middle class White Male Born in USA Suburbs Happy childhood Tall? EASY MODE
    20. Internet = Opportunity
    21. (cc) photo from abnelphoto.com Diving in.
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    23. Steve
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    33. (NOT US)
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    44. Last month 11,000,000 uniques 775,000,000 pvs
    45. Start!
    46. WARNING
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    48. STEAL THIS IDEA
    49. PEER PRESSURE FTW
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    51. http://www.paulgraham.com/siliconvalley.html
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    54. USD 2.6 billion
    55. USD 2.6 billion USD 21 billion
    56. (cc) photo from WTL photos Build Local
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    62. Total monthly costs
    63. <ul><li>Total monthly costs </li></ul><ul><li>Rent </li></ul>
    64. <ul><li>Total monthly costs </li></ul><ul><li>Rent </li></ul><ul><li>Food/beer </li></ul>
    65. <ul><li>Total monthly costs </li></ul><ul><li>Rent </li></ul><ul><li>Food/beer </li></ul><ul><li>Servers/bandwidth </li></ul>
    66. <ul><li>Total monthly costs </li></ul><ul><li>Rent </li></ul><ul><li>Food/beer </li></ul><ul><li>Servers/bandwidth </li></ul><ul><li>$82,000 raised. </li></ul>
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    70. Build
    71. Share
    72. (cc) photo from Oquendo What to seek
    73. Traction Revenue Cute mascot
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    77. Traction Revenue Cute mascot
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    79. Early adopters.
    80. Early adopters.
    81. no one wants to use your website
    82. My mom
    83. only your mom wants to use your website
    84. you need evangelists
    85. Make something people want
    86. Make something people love
    87. Give them a reason to talk about it.
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    94. (cc) photo from Burned City
    95. (cc) photo from Burned City Questions?

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