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Newsweek and NYU Entrepreneurial Institute Present Sold-Out "Founders Unplugged" Event

NEW YORK, Oct. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Newsweek, a premier weekly news magazine owned by IBT Media, and the NYU Entrepreneurial Institute have partnered to present "Founders Unplugged," a live, on-stage interview conducted by Newsweek Technology Columnist Kevin Maney with Airbnb CEO and Co-Founder Brian Chesky. The event will take place on Thursday October 8th at 7:15pm at the NYU Kimmel Center for University Life in the Eisner & Lubin Auditorium.

Maney will interview Chesky about the story of the founding and building of Airbnb, the problems faced and solved and the vision and future of the company. Attendees will also get a chance to hear Chesky's take on Airbnb's current struggle with the New York Citygovernment and real estate establishments and the broader outlook on the technology entrepreneurship industry.

"Newsweek has a long history of reporting on innovation, and we are constantly interviewing leaders and innovators around the world. To present this type of conversation to a live audience is an exciting opportunity for us," said Jim Impoco, Editor in Chief of Newsweek. "We're proud to be working with NYU to open up this intimate discussion with an industry disruptor."

"Bringing accomplished startup founders to share their lessons learned along their entrepreneurial journey can serve to inspire and inform the next generation of entrepreneurs," said Frank Rimalovski, Executive Director of the NYU Entrepreneurial Institute. "This is precisely why we partnered with Newsweek to create Founders Unplugged, and are thrilled to have Brian Chesky kick it off and share the Airbnb story with the NYU community."

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About Newsweek

Newsweek is a premier news magazine and website, bringing high-quality journalism to readers around the globe for over 80 years. Newsweek provides the latest news, in-depth analysis and ideas about international issues, technology, business, culture and politics. In addition to its online and mobile presence, Newsweek publishes weekly English print editions in the United States, Europe/Middle East/Africa and Asia as well as editions in Japanese, Korean, Polish, Serbian, Spanish and Czech. Newsweek is owned by IBT Media. For more information, visit: or

About NYU Entrepreneurial Institute:

Tracing its roots to the launch of the NYU Innovation Venture Fund in 2010, the Entrepreneurial Institute leads a university-wide initiative to accelerate the pace of technology commercialization and the launch of successful startups founded by NYU's 60,000 students, faculty and researchers. We are a team of startup experts that offer educational programming, events, and funding opportunities for aspiring NYU entrepreneurs. For more information, visit:, or follow us on Facebook andTwitter.