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Dave Morin

Online Entrepreneur & Co-Founder of Path
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Biography

A web superstar Dave Morin is perhaps best known as a member of the Facebook team, where he was a co-inventor of Facebook Connect and Facebook Platform. Connect - which allows users to interact with sites across the web using their Facebook account - and Platform - which enables developers to create and share their applications on Facebook - completely changed the way we use the internet to seek entertainment, interact with our peers, and share information.

Morin is an entrepreneur and investor as well as the Co-Founder of Path. He co-founded the company with the vision of increasing human happiness through technology. Path’s mission is to make social networking more personal. With a premium experience, award winning design and an intense focus on quality, Path serves millions of people each day around the world.

Morin has had a lifelong passion for entrepreneurship, technology, culture, design, nature and improving society. He served both Apple and Facebook for several years during periods of rapid innovation and growth. Today, he serves on the Board of Directors of Eventbrite and on the Boards of two non-profit organizations, the United States Ski and Snowboard Association and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. He holds a degree in Economics from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

A passionate and well received speaker, Morin has delivered keynotes and spoken at events worldwide such as South by Southwest, Future of Web Apps, Web 2.0 Expo, Le Web, Microsoft MIX, O’Reilly Foo Camp, and Facebook f8. He was named #16 of the 100 Most Creative People in Business by Fast Company in 2009. Morin speaks on subjects of entrepreneurship and innovation while motivating audiences with his inspiring personal success story.

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How to Change the World

This motivational presentation educates audiences on Internet entrepreneurship and product innovation by exploring the creation of Facebook and the multi-billion dollar Facebook Platform ecosystem.

In the first section of this three-part speech, Morin presents his framework for success in Internet entrepreneurship, including:

  • How to turn an idea into a reality
  • The importance of a meaningful marketing message
  • How to transform a vision into a company

In the second section, Morin takes a close look at Facebook, analyzing how the company achieved such great success through the implementation of the previously discussed framework and entrepreneurship strategy.

In the concluding portion of the presentation, Morin dives into the details of a major Facebook innovation, the Facebook Platform, in order to understand how to think about product innovation, uncommon marketing techniques and turning your product into a platform and an open ecosystem.

You Are Who You Friend

The Brave New Business World: Create Something People Want, Then Build a Business Model

Your Identity Is Your Connections

There Is No Free Internet Lunch: Monetizing the Web

Connected: The Search for a More Social World

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