PALEY CENTER FOR MEDIA, THE: PALEYFEST 2013: MadeInNY: SMALL EMPIRES WITH ALEXIS OHANIAN {LONG VERSION}

Summary

One in a series of seminars presented by the Paley Center for Media in New York. This seminar, presented as part of the MadeInNY series, celebrates “Small Empires with Alexis Ohanian,” a web series interviewing the figures behind small internet startup companies in New York City. Host Ron Simon (curator, The Paley Center for Media in New York) offers opening remarks before introducing moderator Nilay Patel (managing editor, The Verge). Patel moderates the following panelists: Alexis Ohanian (host, “Small Empires with Alexis Ohanian,” co-founder, Reddit); Stephen Greenwood (senior producer, “Small Empires with Alexis Ohanian”); Georg Petschnigg (CEO, FiftyThree); and Anthony Casalena (founder, Squarespace). The panelists touch on the following topics: the show’s focus on the city of New York; New York-based startups and their collective emphasis on creative content; the challenges associated with founding startups, particularly in New York City; the difference between working cultures in small internet companies as opposed to larger ones, and how the former can transition into the latter; Ohanian’s recent bus tour across the United States, and how startups in the “heartland” differ from those created in more urbanized areas; and possibilities for the future of New York-based startups. Questions from the audience then lead to a discussion of the following topics among others: how tech companies deal with the question of their valuation and business models or lack thereof; the technical details of filming “Small Empires”; recent changes in human resources policies for startups; Includes the episode “Shapeways,” screened in its entirety. (For synopsis and credits, see ACCNUM 111971). Also includes a promotional reel for “Small Empires with Alexis Ohanian.”

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  • DATE: October 5, 2013 2:00 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 1:16:43
  • COLOR/B&W: Color
  • CATALOG ID: 111964
  • GENRE: Seminars
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CREDITS

    • Ron Simon … Host
    • Nilay Patel … Moderator
    • Alexis Ohanian … Panelist
    • Stephen Greenwood … Panelist
    • Georg Petschnigg … Panelist
    • Anthony Casalena … Panelist