Biz Stone has leveraged technology to amplify a basic human need – connection. Today, Twitter is part of the daily lives of millions of people. Our students will benefit tremendously from Mr. Stone’s innovative and entrepreneurial insights.
HIGH POINT, N.C. (PRWEB) January 20, 2015
An American entrepreneur who influenced the way the world communicates, spreads news and tells stories will visit the campus of High Point University.
A limited number of complimentary tickets will be available to the public. Further details including times and ticket information will be announced at a later date.
In addition to launching one of the world’s most popular social media sites in 2006, Stone has been developing large-scale systems that facilitate the open exchange of information for more than 15 years. Today, he is co-founder and CEO of Jelly Industries, which makes consumer web and mobile products.
His honors include receiving the International Center for Journalism Innovation Award and being named Inc. Magazine’s “Entrepreneur of the Decade,” one of TIME’s “100 Most Influential People in the World,” and GQ’s “Nerd of the Year.” In 2014, The Economist recognized Stone with their annual Innovation Award.
“Biz Stone has leveraged technology to amplify a basic human need – connection,” says Dr. Nido Qubein, HPU president. “Today, Twitter is part of the daily lives of millions of people. Our students will benefit tremendously from Mr. Stone’s innovative and entrepreneurial insights.”
Stone is also a filmmaker, painter and author. His most recent book, released at the end of last year, is titled “Things A Little Bird Told Me.” Having started out as an artist, he stresses creativity, learning from mistakes and celebrating the triumph of humanity with a little help from technology.