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Streamed live on Jun 4, 2014
Video sponsored by Fenwick & West: Brian Acton, Co-founder of WhatsApp at StartX on June 4, 2014 in Palo Alto, CA. Acton's first speaking engagement with Cameron Teitelman, founder of StartX and Alexa Lee, Communications at StartX. StartX, founded in 2009, is a nonprofit that runs an accelerator for Stanford-affiliated entrepreneurs.
WhatsApp is a cross-platform mobile messaging app that allows you to exchange messages without having to pay for SMS. The app does not have ads and is free to download and use for a year. After that, WhatsApp charges 99 cents yearly. Available for iPhone, Android, Blackberry, Windows Phone, Nokia.
StartX is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit Stanford-affiliated nonprofit in Silicon Valley that runs one of the world's top startup accelerator programs. Our mission is to advance the development of the best entrepreneurs through experiential education and collective intelligence. Since launching in 2010, we have supported more than 160 companies and 370 entrepreneurs across a wide spectrum of industries. StartX provides founders with access to a powerful network of entrepreneurs, investors, mentors, and industry partners, along with office space and a variety of other resources. We are supported by Stanford University, Stanford Hospital & Clinics, Kauffman Foundation, Microsoft, Intuit, Blackstone Charitable Foundation, Greylock Partners, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Sequoia Capital, Merck, Genentech, Johnson & Johnson, and many others. For more information, visit startx.stanford.edu.