NJ Tech Meetup 46 w/ Joe Meyer, CEO HopStop, Acquired by Apple

Monday, March 24, 2014 ( 6:45 pm to 9:30 pm )

Location: Bissinger Room (4th Floor), Stevens Institute of Technology

Phone: 201 216 8186

Location: 
Howe Center - Stevens Institute of Technology
Bissinger Room (4th Floor)
8th/Hudson - walk up River St to 6th St., then up Wittpen Walk to Howe Building
Hoboken, NJ (map)

Schedule: 
6:45 (sharp!) - 7:15: Speed Networking & Food Provided
7:15-8:15: Welcome/Startups present
8:15-9:15: Feature Speaker
9:15: Closing remarks/head to Trinity (local bar) with food/drink specials ($3 draughts, $5 pizza/wings)

Price: $8.00/per person

Startups:
apply to pitch your co at a future NJTM.
Stevens students/faculty free: RSVP here

Speaker: Joe Meyer, CEO HopStop, Acquired by Apple

Joe Meyer bio: Joe Meyer was most recently the CEO of HopStop a popular location-based service that was acquired by Apple in July, 2013. HopStop provides multi-modal pedestrian navigation and transit routing in 1,000+ cities within a dozen countries across multiple digital platforms including web, mobile web, native app and sms (www.HopStop.com/mobile); and is the top ranked transit app in the iTunes Appstore. "HopStop Live!", a crowdsourced service within the HopStop iPhone app, also provides users with real-time transit information across 1 million stops and over 25,000 transit lines. Prior to HopStop, Mr. Meyer was the Vice President of Publisher Development for Quigo Technologies (a leading contextual ad network acquired by AOL in late 2007) at which he was responsible for securing strategic partnerships with major digital media companies. Before Quigo, Mr. Meyer was an Entrepreneur-in-Residence for ONSET Ventures, a leading venture capital firm in Silicon Valley. Earlier in his career, Mr. Meyer was a GM at eBay where launched its co-op advertising program, and managed several of it's large product categories including Collectibles and Sporting Goods. In addition to his current role at Apple, Mr. Meyer was recently an adviser to Adtuitive (acquired by Etsy), Belief Networks (acquired by BenefitFocus) and Kalexo (acquired by Autodesk); and is a current adviser to Snooth and Spongecell. Mr. Meyer earned a BA from Georgetown University, and an MBA from Wharton; and he was recently selected by Crain’s New York Business as one of the Top Entrepreneurs of 2012, and by Business Insider's as #9 on it's 2013 "Silicon Alley 100" list of the Top 100 executives in the New York tech industry.