Tim Draper of DFJ to speak to students at Georgia Tech

Tim Draper, managing director of Draper Fisher Jurvetson, will be in Atlanta next week. ATDC and the Tech Entrepreneurs Society have arranged for him to speak to students only on Wednesday, 13 April, at 2:30 pm on the Georgia Tech campus. His topic will be “Future Technology Growth Areas and Opportunities.” This is open to any currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate student at any Atlanta-area university.


From Tim’s bio:


Timothy C. Draper is the Founder and a Managing Director of Draper Fisher Jurvetson. His original suggestion to use “viral marketing” in web-based e-mail to geometrically spread an Internet product to its market was instrumental to the successes of Hotmail and YahooMail, and has been adopted as a standard marketing technique by hundreds of businesses. On behalf of Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Tim serves on the boards of Glam, Meebo, ShareThis, SocialText, and DFJ <br>Plug ‘N Play companies. DFJ’s previous successes include: Skype (EBAY), Overture.com (YHOO), Baidu (BIDU), Parametric Technology (PMTC), Hotmail (MSFT), PLX Technologies (PLXT), Preview Travel (TVLY), Digidesign (AVID), and others.

As an advocate for entrepreneurs and free markets, Tim is regularly featured as a keynote speaker in entrepreneurial conferences throughout the world, has been recognized as a leader in his field through numerous awards and honors, and has frequent TV, radio, and headline appearances. He was #52 on the list of the 100 most influential Harvard Alumni, and #7 on the Forbes Midas List. He was named Always-On #1 top venture capital deal maker for 2008. He was awarded the Commonwealth Club’s Distinguished Citizen Award for achievements in green and sustainable energy. His blog is featured at www.theriskmaster.com.

This is a great opportunity to meet one of the most influential venture capital investors in the world. Admission is free, but seating is limited, and you must RSVP with an email address ending in .edu using the form below:




Tim’s talk will be in the Hodges Room (Technology Square, 75 Fifth Street NW, third floor). Seats will be assigned first-come, first-serve from the Google form linked above. We’ll accept non-edu email addresses for a waiting list in case we don’t fill the room with students. Check your email to make sure you’re in!


  1. Eric Winter says

    Stephen,Thanks for setting this up. My daughter is a Tech student now so if I don’t get in at least she can.Regards,Eric