Do you have a startup or social innovation idea? Do you need some help taking your idea to the next level?
Learn how The Basement program can help support your startup and social innovation ventures. Applications for Fall 2018 are due Monday, October 15th at 12PM. Find out more about The Basement, how to apply for Fall, and learn how you can make the most out of The Basement’s resources. Undergraduate students from ALL majors and colleges are welcome!
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Scott is the co-founder of GitHub, a web-based hosting service for version control using Git. More than 28 million use GitHub, mostly for computer coding. This year, Microsoft purchased GitHub for $7.5 billion. Scott recently founded Chatterbug, a new way to learn a language using an adaptive system that responds to the way you learn.
Hear how Scott Chacon '02 learned from his big wins and failures to propel him to launch GitHub from a four-person company to a 400-person success. Scott will share about his entrepreneurial journey and how that inspired his current company, Chatterbug. Gain valuable insight from a successful alum who was once in your shoes.
About the Speaker
Scott left GitHub in 2016 to start his new app, Chatterbug, which pairs new language learners with live tutors to achieve fluency. He is the author of Pro Git and regularly presents at conferences around the world. Scott is an alumnus of Warren College and earned his degree in Visual and Computing Arts in 2002. He and his wife live in the Bay area and have two small children.
About the Innovator Series
The Innovators Series hosted by The Basement was created to share the impactful work, experience, knowledge and expertise of UC San Diego Alumni innovators and change makers.
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Have 3 minutes, 3 slides, 3 questions, and 1 great idea? Pitch your idea to your peers to gain valuable feedback. If you're applying for the FA18 Basement application, this is a great opportunity to perfect your pitch and to get some feedback about your idea before you apply.
Not yet ready to pitch? Be a part of the interactive audience and share your input with your peers.
**If you are interested in presenting your idea, please fill out the following application: https://goo.gl/forms/GXY5DTalIcJvqWZr1.
Deadline to apply to pitch is Monday, October 8th at 4PM.
If your idea is selected, you will be contact via email with more information.