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Startup evolution … and industry disruption along the way.
Wattpad launched over a decade ago with the idea that internet-connected devices can be used to read and share stories on-the-go. Today, Wattpad is home to over 65 million users who share millions of original stories every month. These stories are turned into books, movies, tv shows, and digital series to entertain audiences around the globe. Wattpad is disrupting the traditional entertainment industry by using a data-driven approach to content development.
In this Raid The Fridge talk, hear from Co-Founder and CEO Allen Lau on how Wattpad evolved from a reading and writing app into a global multiplatform entertainment company that is changing how the industry discovers and produces content.
So come over and help us empty our fridge: make new friends, reconnect with old friends, and swap #startupPH stories over beers!
The Kickstart Team
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Allen Lau is the CEO and co-founder of Wattpad, the global multiplatform entertainment company, where he leads the company’s vision to entertain and connect the world through stories. A leader in Canada’s technology sector and startup ecosystem, Allen is a member of the Canadian Council of Innovators, a lobby group that advances the interests of Canadian technology companies at all levels of government. He is also the co-founder of Two Small Fish Ventures, a fund that invests in Toronto and Waterloo-based early stage internet companies with strong network effects.
Prior to Wattpad, Allen co-founded FeedM8, a mobile advertising company that was later acquired. He also previously co-founded Tira Wireless, where he helped leading brands optimize content for mobile delivery.
Allen received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University of Toronto’s Electrical Engineering program. Find Allen on www.wattpad.com and on Twitter: @allenlau
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OUR RAID THE FRIDGE PROGRAM FLOW
6:30pm - Registration/doors are opened to guests. Networking over beers kicks-off | 7:50pm - Guests are notified that talks will begin shortly and are encouraged to go indoors where program is held | 8:00pm - Start of program | 9:30pm - End of program and networking resumes | 11:00pm - Networking ends, guests leave the venue.
Kickstart Ventures is a Corporate Venture Capital firm and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Globe Telecom, the Philippines’ leading mobile operator. Kickstart invests in early- to early-growth stage te...Join community