The Creative Mind Lecture Series Presents: Growing a Startup and Going Public in New Hope, PA a talk by Geoff Cook
Date and Time:
Location: Friend Center Convocation Room, Princeton University
Speaker: Geoff Cook, CEO Meet Me
Geoff Cook, CEO and co-founder of The Meet Group (NASDAQ: MEET) is a serial entrepreneur who has conceived and cultivated two companies to successful, multi-million dollar exits. The first he started as a sophomore at Harvard. The second, he co-founded with his teen siblings before selling it for $100 million to a public company.
Join Cook as he talks about the promises and pitfalls of scaling a public company from New Hope, PA. Cook will discuss his entrepreneurial journey and practical tips he’s learned along the way. He’ll also say why college is the perfect place to start a business ... and why now is the perfect time.
Geoff Cook Bio:
Geoffrey Cook is a serial entrepreneur and CEO. The Meet Group started out as a single brand, which Geoff grew to over $30 million in revenue before merging with a public company in a $100 million deal. Since then, Geoff has led the company to acquire three additional social apps -- Andreessen Horowitz backed Skout for $55 million, Tagged or $60 million, and LOVOO for $70 million.
Geoff has won a number of awards, including Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for the Philadelphia region. Geoff began his entrepreneurial journey in school, founding EssayEdge and ResumeEdge from a Harvard dorm.
When he’s not working, Geoff is writing. His debut middle-grade novel Veronica and the Volcano took First Place in the 2018 Reader Views Reviewer’s Choice Awards. It also landed a spot as Book of the Year Finalist in the Foreword Reviews literary contest. Geoff lives in Princeton, NJ, with his wife, two daughters, and son.
This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required.