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Top Lessons for Entrepreneurs: My Silicon Valley Story

Top Lessons for Entrepreneurs: My Silicon Valley Story

Johann Schleier-SmithDate: Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Time: 4:30 p.m.

Location: Carl A. Fields Center, Room 104
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The Keller Center is pleased to welcome to the Princeton campus Johann Schleier-Smith, co-founder and CTO of Tagged, a social network for meeting new people.  Johann will share his experiences with founding a company and lessons learned along his entrepreneurial journey.

This event, sponsored by Wiss & Company, LLP, is open to the public and a reception will follow.

About the speaker
Johann is co-founder and CTO at Tagged, the social network for meeting new people. He is responsible for building up and expanding the social network that enables and inspires anyone to meet and socialize with new people.

Johann is currently most excited about machine learning and data science -- going deep on massive data sets to make people recommendations for Tagged's millions of users.

He has developed various products used by millions, built and managed large-scale computing infrastructure, innovated on software development techniques, and built recommendation engines and machine learning systems.

Starting out as an entrepreneur in college, Johann launched a dozen businesses in collaboration with co-founder Greg Tseng before focusing on social networking in 2004. He pursued a Ph.D. in Physics at Stanford for several years, and holds an A.B. in Physics and Mathematics from Harvard University.