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Keynote Speaker MERC 2012
Chair of Startup America Partnership and Founder AOL
In April 2005, Steve launched Revolution, a company that seeks to drive transformative change by shifting power to consumers. Revolution's mission is to partner with entrepreneurs in building businesses that give people more choice, control, and convenience in important areas of their lives. Current activities are focused on companies in the financial services, health care, resort, digital, and wellness sectors.
Prior to starting Revolution, Steve was the co-founder, chairman, and CEO of America Online, Inc. (AOL) and, later, the chairman of AOL Time Warner. As co-founder of AOL, Steve played an integral role in building the world's largest Internet company and helped transform how people communicate, learn, and conduct business. AOL brought millions of Americans their first connection to the Internet and drove worldwide adoption of a medium that has become more valuable than the telephone or television.