If you haven’t heard of Sam Yagan, you’ve surely heard of his work. He’s the co-founder of Excelerate Labs at 1871 and was also recently named the CEO of match.com. He’s also the co-founder and CEO of OKCupid. He’s a connector and understands the concepts governing what’s behind why people connect. He has lots of feathers in his cap, ranging from being named one of Crain’s “40 under 40” and also one of Billboard Magazine’s “Top 30 Executives under 30.” You get the idea.
Well, on Feb. 25, from 7:30 p.m. ’til 9 p.m., he’ll be taking part in an “engaging exploration of irrationality and entrepreneurship.” Should be interesting, a great networking event and if nothing else, it’s a free night out. What do you have to lose?
David Wolinsky is a freelance writer and a lifelong Chicagoan. In addition to currently serving as an interviewer-writer for Adult Swim, he's also a comedy-writing instructor for Second City. He was the Chicago city editor for The Onion A.V. Club where he provided in-depth daily coverage of this city's bustling arts/entertainment scene for half a decade. When not playing video games for work he's thinking of dashing out to Chicago Diner, Pizano's, or Yummy Yummy. His first career aspirations were to be a game-show host.