Date: Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
- Julia Hartz, Co-Founder and President of Eventbrite (Bio)
- Rebecca Cooper, Moderator, Executive in Resident, American University Kogod School of Business (Bio)
Join the Advisory Committee to the Congressional Internet Caucus and the Women’s High Tech Coalition for a fireside chat about re-imagining the workplace with Julia Hartz, Co-Founder & President of Evenbrite.
As co-founder and President of Eventbrite, Julia Hartz has evolved the company from an innovative ticketing platform to the world’s largest marketplace for live experiences. Since the company founding in 2006, Eventbrite has generated over $3 billion in gross ticket sales, with more than 200 million tickets processed to events and experiences around the globe. Eventbrite has secured $200M in funding, and through Julia’s leadership, has cemented its place in the “Unicorn Startup Club,” reserved exclusively for companies with an over $1B valuation.
Under Julia’s guidance, company culture and optimizing workplace performance has remained an integral part of Eventbrite, which now boasts over 500 employees in eight offices around the world. Eventbrite secured a spot on Fortune’s 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials, and has been voted one of the “Best Places to Work in the San Francisco Bay Area” six years running. In the years since founding Eventbrite, Julia has been honored as one of Fortune’s 2015 40 Under 40 business leaders, Inc.’s 35 under 35 in 2014, Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs in 2013, and has been profiled in Forbes in both 2013 and 2015.
Julia landed in Silicon Valley via Hollywood where she began her career as a development executive at MTV and FX Networks. In today’s digital age, Julia believes that real-life, human experiences lead to individual happiness and strong global communities. This belief continues to fuel her passion while running Eventbrite today.
This address by Ms. Hartz is a continuation of the Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee Speakers Series, which brings Internet leaders and luminaries to the Capitol Complex to share their expertise with Internet policy leaders in Congress. Past “Speakers” have included Internet founding fathers such as Vint Cerf, Tim Berners-Lee and Marty Cooper as well as industry leaders like Bill Gates, Michael Eisner, Meg Whitman, and Kazuo Hirai. Renowned Internet researcher danah boyd kicked off the 2014 Speakers Series back in February.