The Power of Connecting Offline: Scott Heiferman at SMW NYC

Few people have been as instrumental in using the Internet to enhance our ability to connect offline than Scott Heiferman, founder of Meetup. With over 50,000 Meetups being self-organized by millions of individuals around the globe, Scott’s helped people find communities that share what is important to them.

In NYC, it has led the way and provided the platform for the growth of the New York’s tech renaissance, in part by hosting NY Tech Meetup.

“Startups die of indigestion, not starvation. If you have a good idea and it’s a basic human need, then you should have the patience see it play out.”

The ability to connect offline and create meaningful relationships is inherently connected to our Future of Now global theme for 2014. It is an important part of finding resources and teams to develop ideas and products, as well as enabling new discoveries that can benefit society.

Earlier this year, the organization celebrated its 100 millionth RSVP. “One hundred million is a nice number but it only represents a few million people a month being active. We really want to see the world be a little different,” Scott has said.

With Scott’s passion of using tech to help people connect offline and his vision for the power of community, we can’t wait to hear what he has to say at SMW14.

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