LinkedIn co-founder meets Gates alumni

  • November 14, 2011
LinkedIn co-founder meets Gates alumni

Reid Hoffman speaks at scholars' event in New York.

Reid Hoffman, co-founder of social networking site LinkedIn, gave a speech to a group of international scholars, including Gate alumni, at a breakfast at the British Consulate in New York last week.

Hoffman spoke about the importance of innovation and technology in education in front of an audience of Marshall, Gates, Rhodes and Fulbright alumni at the 10th November event hosted by the British Consul-General and Association of Marshall Scholars. He shared his experiences as an internet entrepreneur who has played an integral part in building many of today’s leading consumer technology businesses, including LinkedIn and PayPal.

He also spoke about his belief of applying an entrepreneurial mindset to careers and outlined how new technological developments such as video lectures are likely to transform the delivery of educational content in the coming years.

“Reid Hoffman’s successes with LinkedIn and other ventures clearly show how vital an innovative and entrepreneurial approach is in today’s global economy.  His passion for advancing education through technology is sure to be a growth area,” said Consul-General Danny Lopez.

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