Twitter Co-Founder to Visit HPU in January

Biz Stone

HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 9, 2015 – Biz Stone, co-founder of Twitter and an American entrepreneur, will visit High Point University on Jan. 20.

The event, titled “A Discussion with HPU President Nido R. Qubein,” is a question and answer session that will be held at 9 a.m. in the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. It will be filmed by UNC-TV and will air at a later date as part of the “High Point University Presents” series. A limited number of complimentary tickets are available for the general public by contacting 336-841-9209 or

After the interview, Stone will meet in small groups with HPU students studying communication, entrepreneurship and business.

Stone joins an impressive array of innovators and leaders to spend time at HPU, including Netflix co-founder Marc Randolph; broadcast legend Tom Brokaw; Gen. Colin Powell, former secretary of state, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and national security advisor; Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple; former First Lady Laura Bush; NASA Astronaut Dr. Buzz Aldrin; bestselling author and marketing pioneer Seth Godin; Malcolm Gladwell, one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People and author of four New York Times bestsellers; and Muhtar Kent, CEO of the Coca-Cola Company.

A progenitor of social media, Stone has been developing large-scale systems that facilitate the open exchange of information for more than 15 years. Today, Stone is co-founder and CEO of Super, a service for expressing emphatic statements that become small works of art.

Stone has been honored with the International Center for Journalism Innovation Award, Inc. Magazine named him “Entrepreneur of the Decade,” TIME listed him as one of the “100 Most Influential People in the World,” and GQ named him “Nerd of the Year.” In 2014, The Economist recognized Stone with its annual Innovation Award. In 2015, Stone’s Twitter won an Emmy.

Stone is a Fellow at Oxford University, a filmmaker and an author. Stone’s recent book is titled, “Things A Little Bird Told Me.” Having started out as an artist, Stone stresses creativity, learning from mistakes and celebrating the triumph of humanity with a little help from technology. Stone lives near San Francisco with his wife, Livia, and son, Jacob.


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