The whole world wants to know what’s on Mark Zuckerberg’s mind, and we’re going to find out. The Facebook CEO has agreed to his first interview on stage since his company’s IPO, and it’s happening at TechCrunch Disrupt next Tuesday at 2pm.
While once Zuckerberg’s dorm-room project, Facebook has transformed into a world-changing social utility and the CEO’s story has inspired a generation. Not only has it attracted nearly 1 billion users and launched a platform enabling whole new industries, it’s brought people closer to their friends and family.
But over the last few months, Facebook has had to endure the growing pains of becoming a public company. It had a divisive IPO that raised $10 billion but left little extra for day-traders to bank on. Meanwhile, some investors are skeptical about its long-term ability to turn all those users into big-company revenue.
Zuckerberg is already the most successful entrepreneur of his era, but as he said when ringing NASDAQ’s opening bell back in May: “Our mission isn’t to be a public company, it’s to make the world more open and connected… stay focused and keep shipping.”
We’ll hear more about what’s on Zuckerberg’s mind when he joins us at Disrupt SF next week. This year’s show is going to be the biggest one yet. Please be sure to check out all of the influential speakers and guests who will be joining us here.
Get your tickets now while you still can. We are only one week away, so act fast if you want to come.
As always, if you are interested in becoming a sponsor, opportunities can be found here. Students can also come and be a part of Disrupt SF. We only have 300 student tickets available, so be sure to go here to find out how to get yours quickly.
Founder, Chairman and CEO, Facebook
Mark is the chairman and CEO of Facebook, which he founded in 2004. He is responsible for setting the overall direction and product strategy for the company, leading the design of Facebook’s service and the development of its core technology and infrastructure. Mark studied computer science at Harvard University before moving the company to Palo Alto, California.