Newsweek and NYU Entrepreneurial Institute Present "Founders Unplugged" Event Featuring FanDuel Co-Founder & CPO Tom Griffiths

​Newsweek, a premier weekly news magazine owned by IBT Media, and the NYU Entrepreneurial Institute announced this morning that the second event in their ‘Founders Unplugged’ series will feature a live, on-stage interview conducted by Newsweek Technology Columnist Kevin Maney with FanDuel Co-founder & CPO Tom Griffiths. The event will take place on Monday April 4th at 7pm at the NYU Kimmel Center in the Eisner & Lubin Auditorium and will be streamed live at Plug into our series with CEOs and startup founders by following @newsweek and using the hashtag #Founders.

Maney will interview Griffiths about the story of the founding and building of FanDuel, how they have grown and the vision and future of the company. Attendees will also get a chance to hear Griffiths' take on how they are adapting the FanDuel product amidst changes in the industry over the past several months.

“We’re thrilled to be continuing ‘Founders Unplugged’ with an in-depth look at the business and technology behind fantasy sports leader FanDuel,” said Jim Impoco, Editor in Chief of Newsweek. “This event series creates a unique setting in which we get to bring Newsweek’s audience – as well as NYU’s students – closer to the tech minds disrupting their respective industries.”

This event series creates a unique setting in which we get to bring Newsweek's audience - as well as NYU's students - closer to the tech minds disrupting their respective industries.

Jim Impoco

Editor in Chief of Newsweek

“Starting a startup can be an intimidating decision for first time entrepreneurs. ‘Founders Unplugged’ provides a great opportunity for our student community to learn from the entrepreneurial journeys of accomplished startup founders,” said Frank Rimalovski, executive director of NYU's Entrepreneurial Institute. “We are thrilled that Tom Griffiths will be here to share the story behind FanDuel, and the unique challenges and wins behind the multi-million dollar company at the second edition of Founders Unplugged.”

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