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UI Business Alumnus Founded Meetup.com

A story about Scott Heiferman, CEO and co-founder of Meetup.com, says his website encourages people to get off the computer and out of the house with a monthly "Meetup Day" where like-minded people get together. People vote on which restaurant, pizza joint or bar to meet at. The political potential of Meetup.com has the political community buzzing. Meetup.com executives are in conversations with the Democratic National Committee and the Republican National Committee to use Meetup.com in the 2004 contests. "A big part of our future is helping local campaigns," said Heiferman, who, in 1990, went to the UNIVERSITY OF IOWA where he majored in business. He finished school in 1994.


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