Scott Heiferman is Co-Founder & CEO of Meetup. Meetup exists to help everyone, everywhere spread real, local community. Today, nearly 20 million people create community as members of local Meetups. People use the internet to get off the internet and get together with like minded people around the things that matter to them. Top Meetup categories include parenting, health, career, small business, and fitness Meetups. Scott started the company in NYC after seeing the importance of local community on 9/11. Meetup's mission is for everyone on Earth to have access to powerful self-organized local community -- making a vitally more people-powered society. Scott was the recipient of the National Conference on Citizenship's Jane Adams Award, and MIT Tech Review's Innovator of the Year. He graduated from the University of Iowa, and lives in NYC with his wife and two young kids. He's @heif on social media, and helps organize local parenting, writing, and tech Meetups.