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The Five Things I Learned Building a $2 Billion Company

A Whiting-Turner Lecture: April 3, 2014

Michael Chasen

Michael Chasen, Founder and CEO of SocialRadar and Former CEO of Blackboard, will give a Whiting-Turner Lecture on April 3, 2014.

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Michael Chasen, Founder and CEO, SocialRadar


"The Five Things I Learned Building a $2 Billion Company"


Michael Chasen is an entrepreneur, innovator and visionary.

Michael is the CEO and Founder of SocialRadar, a company that is building applications for the iPhone, Android and Google Glass that give you real-time information on the people around you.

Michael co-founded and was previously CEO for 15 years of Blackboard Inc., a global leader in eLearning, whose software is now used by over 30 million students and faculty at more than 30,000 institutions around the world. In 2004, Michael took Blackboard public and seven years later sold the company to Providence Equity Partners for $1.7B.

Michael is also an investor and advisor to several companies in both the technology and education space.


The reception will begin at 4:30 pm and the program will start at 5:00 pm, and take place in Zupnik Lecture Hall, Rm. 1110 in the Jeong H. Kim Engineering Building.


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