"The Groupon Phenomenon"
The Groupon Phenomenon
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Rob Solomon, Former Executive President, Groupon
Frank Sennett, Editor-in-chief and President, Time Out Chicago; Author, Groupon’s Biggest Deal Ever: The Inside Story of How One Insane Gamble, Tons of Unbelievable Hype, and Millions of Wild Deals Made billions for One Ballsy Joker
Kara Swisher, Co-founder and Co-executive Editor, All Things D – Moderator
Founded in 2008, Groupon is one of the fastest-growing companies in Internet history, with local deals offered to over 35 million subscribers in more than 43 countries. The discount service phenomenon helped ignite a new consumer revolution and online commerce business model that caught the eye of Google back in 2010 with a staggering $6 billion buyout offer. So why did the company turn down Google’s offer? And how can the company maintain its competitive edge against other on-line competitors? Hear the story behind this savvy start-up.
Location: Tech Museum, 201 S. Market Street, San JoseTime: 6:30 p.m. check-in, 7 p.m. program, 8 p.m. book signingCost: $15 standard, $10 membersAlso know: In association with The Tech Museum and Deloitte Services