The Brief
  • TheNextWeb.com (TNW) is one of the world’s largest online publications, with over 7 million monthly visits.
  • Dahlia Green was hired to establish TNW’s presence in North America
  • Already saturated with tech events, the challenge was to make TNW stand out from the crowd.

12 Founders of Industry Leading Companies

One rule – no company pitches!  Every Founder told their honest, passionate, and sometimes personal stories on how they turning points of their pasts, changed the trajectory of their future.

Luis Von Ahn - Co-Founder Duolingo
Dennis Crowley - Co-Founder of Foursquare
Danielle Morrill - Co-Founder Mattermark
Robin Chase - Founder of Zipcar
Piera Gelardi - Refinery29
Dave Mcclure - Founder of 500 Startups
Katia Beauchamp - Co-Founder and CEO of Birchbox
Yancey Strickler - CEO & Co-Founder of Kickstarter
Cindy Gallop - MakeLoveNotPorn
Leo Widrich - Co-Founder and COO of Buffer
Reddit Co-Founder Alexis Ohanian reached out specifically upon hearing of the event theme, asking to share his intimate origin story for the first time: 

'After Hours' was a pioneering new conference format

After Hours was Dahlia’s solution to the typical conference experience, where attendees have to sit and listen to one-directional content that is not relevant to their situation.  Instead, After Hours allowed attendees to sit and share a drink with industry leaders and gain priceless information on the questions and challenges actually facing them in their current situation.

This format has since been adopted by several large conferences.

Some of the industry leading table hosts are shown below.

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