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Meetup Founder Graduated from UI

Scott Heiferman, CEO of Meetup, a web site for organizing local groups, gives a first-person account of how he started his company. "A Meetup is about the simple idea of using the Internet to get people off the Internet," he said. People have organized more than 200,000 monthly Meetups in more than 100 countries. Heiferman first studied engineering, but later got a business degree from The University of Iowa. "I worked at the college radio station, as host of a weekly show called 'Advertorial Infotainment,' which was about culture increasingly being overrun with ads and consumerism. The show was quite anti-business; I considered it an art project," he added.

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