• 01/12/2016

Jan Koum talks about WhatsApp and entrepreneurship with students and staff

WhatsApp founder pays TUM a visit

Jan Koum, the founder of the instant messaging service WhatsApp, is taking part in the TUM Speakers Series. Koum will be fielding questions from TUM students and staff at the Audimax on January 18, at 4.30 p.m. The 39-year-old entrepreneur is also a member of Facebook’s Board of Directors.

Jan Koum
Jan Koum will talk about the development of WhatsApp. (Photo: Facebook Inc.)

Jan Koum will be taking part in discussions with TUM members exclusively. Please bring your Student Card or Personal Card with you.

The discussions will be hosted by Axel Hofmann, deputy editor-in-chief of the magazine Gründerszene. The event has been organized by students of the TUM Business Club and TUMentrepreneurship, the TUM’s start-up initiative.

From company founder to Facebook’s Board of Directors

Together with Brian Acton, Jan Koum founded the successful instant messaging service WhatsApp in 2009. In 2014, Facebook acquired the company for around $19 billion dollar. Since then, the WhatsApp CEO has also held a seat on Facebook’s Board of Directors.

Koum grew up in the Ukraine and has resided in the USA since 1992. He worked at Yahoo before founding his company.

Event date:

TUM Speakers Series: “The Making of WhatsApp: A Founder’s Talk”
Monday, January 18, 2015, 4.30 p.m.
Audimax of the Technical University of Munich
Arcisstraße 21
80333 Munich

Free admission for TUM members
Please bring your Student Card or Personal Card

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