Twitter co-founder and blogger, Biz Stone will headline as this year’s keynote speaker for Capital Connection on May 13 in Washington, DC. Mr. Stone is an entrepreneur and author best known for co-founding Twitter. An advocate of social networking and blogging, Stone has been developing large scale systems that facilitate the open exchange of information for more than a decade. Stone has been named Entrepreneur of the Decade by Inc Magazine, one of the most influential people in the world by TIME magazine, Nerd of the Year by GQ, and one of Vanity Fair's Top Ten Most Influential People of the Information Age. Along with his wife, Livia, Stone was named a Huffington Post Game Changer for their work and impact in the field of philanthropy and public service.
Julia Spicer, Executive Director of the Mid-Atlantic Venture Association said, “Mr. Stone is one of the most influential people of our generation. Twitter has transformed the way millions of people, organizations, and whole countries communicate. While Stone’s participation is directly relevant to the technology focus of Capital Connection, given the significant social and digital media experience of our community of investors and companies, we also believe his perspective on the ongoing evolution of game-changing technologies and applications will speak to the heart of what brings our extraordinary audience of investors, innovators and company-builders to Capital Connection each year.