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Thursday, September 14 • 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Happy Hour! ​From the Frontlines: ​The Challenges and​ ​Opportunities of Building a News Media Company in ​DC FILLING

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In 2013 Alex Skatell followed his passion and launched a business in a very challenging industry​ -​ ​news ​media​ - during a very challenging time in DC​. In this session he’ll discuss the ups and downs of building​ his company,​ Independent Journal Review - a Top-50 politics and news website​ - i​​​​​n an industry undergoing enormous change in an increasingly politically charged environment. From his success ​building a passionate team and ​utilizing social media to springboard extraordinary growth, to navigating a rapidly changing news environment on the web, Alex has a unique and insightful understanding from his experiences. You’ll hear it all, and how you can also survive and thrive in a challenging time and space​ for DC startups.​

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Alex Skatell

Founder & CEO, Independent Journal Review
Alex's interest in tech and media began early on. While in college at Clemson, Alex developed numerous iPhone applications, including a top 25 application that was featured by Gizmodo, as well as making it in the "What's Hot" section of the iTunes app store.Next, only 4 years after... Read More →

Thursday September 14, 2017 5:30pm - 7:30pm
IJR 108 S Washington St, Alexandria, VA 22314