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Scott Heiferman is CEO and a co-founder of Meetup, a service that helps people use the internet to organize local community groups with local offline meetings. Meetup originally gained notoriety as the grassroots backbone of the Howard Dean presidential campaign in 2004. As of January 2014, fifteen million+ people have registered on Meetup, and people self-organize over 315,000 Meetups each month.
Meetup's investors include eBay, Omidyar Network, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Esther Dyson, Union Square Ventures and others. Heiferman also co-founded Fotolog and i-traffic. Prior to founding i-traffic, Heiferman was employed by Sony with the title "Interactive Marketing Frontiersman." In 2005, Scott received the Jane Addams Award from the National Conference on Citizenship (NCOC) an award that has only been given by NCOC once; Heiferman is now on NCOC's advisory board. In 2004 M.I.T. Technology Review awarded Scott "Innovator of the Year" for his work with Meetup. He graduated from The University of Iowa in 1994 and posted a photo on his personal Fotolog for every day between 2001-2008.
Scott likes music and cooking and ponies and plastic minifigures.
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