myYearbook.com Founder to Speak at Georgetown

September 20, 2011

Catherine Cook To Discuss Running One of the World’s Top 5 Social Networking Sites, Sept. 21  

WHAT:        
Catherine Cook, co-founder of the social networking site myYearbook.com, will speak about her experiences building her business, from creating the site with her brothers while still in high school through its recent merger with Quepasa Corporation for $100 million. Known as “the best place to meet new people,” myYearbook boasts 20 million members who use the site to connect with friends, play games, and more.
 
WHEN:        
Wednesday, September 21, 2011, 7:30 p.m.
 
WHERE:      
Georgetown University, McDonough School of Business
37th & O Streets, NW
Rafik B. Hariri Building, Lohrfink Auditorium
Washington, D.C.
 
RSVP:          
Media who are interested in covering the event should contact Teresa Mannix, director of media relations, at (202) 687-4080 or tmm53@georgetown.edu.
 
BACKGROUND: 
Catherine Cook co-founded myYearbook with her brother, Dave, in 2005. She has been instrumental to its growth, and is responsible for some of the most important applications on the site, including Causes and Battles. She is dedicated to making myYearbook more engaging and helping build new features to make myYearbook the best place to meet new people.
 
Cook is a 2011 graduate of Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. She has been featured in numerous media outlets, including CNBC, MTV, ABC News, Fox News, CosmoGIRL, Businessweek, the San Francisco Chronicle, and CBS. She has spoken at many high-profile conferences, including the Foursquare conference, and at events as guests of professors at Princeton University and Boston College.
 
About Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business
Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business is a premier business school located at the center of world politics and business in Washington, D.C. Some 1,400 undergraduates, 1,000 MBA students, and 500 participants in executive education programs study business with an intensive focus on leadership and a global perspective. Founded in 1957, the business school today resides in the new Rafik B. Hariri Building, a state-of-the-art facility that blends the tradition of Georgetown University with forward-thinking functionality. For more information about Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, visit http://msb.georgetown.edu.