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Founders Series with Inkling: Reinventing Publishing, One Textbook at a Time

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800 Powell Street
$20 members/$30 non-members


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Thursday, January 20th, 2011
6:15-9:00pm

Agenda:
6:15 to 7pm: Reception (no-host bar & appetizers)
7pm to 8pm: Speakers and Q&A
8pm onward: Mixer (no-host bar & appetizers)

The Founders Series
Each quarter we will feature Harvard alumni who have taken the plunge and started their own venture here in the Bay area.

This January, join us in welcoming Matt MacInnis (AB '02) and Josh Forman (AB '03) who co-founded Inkling in 2009.

A Preview of What to Expect

The iPad offers a whole new set of possibilities for publishers. But textbooks, converted to text-on-a-screen without regard for the content, become Frankensteins of the digital reader world. So, every semester, students still spend hundreds of dollars to lug heavy, static textbooks around campus. How do you get textbook content, and other complex print works, onto an iPad or other tablet device in a way that actually provides a better experience? Inkling has built textbooks that are beautiful and dynamic; they engage students and reduce costs. And they've worked with the big publishers to do it. Considered by many to be one of the hottest startups in town, Inkling's product has received rave reviews from Wired, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. Don't miss Matt and Josh talk about how their company is defining the very future of publishing.

Questions regarding the event please contact Eliot Hodges at ehodges@post.harvard.edu

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