On Thursday, we are going to sit with John Biggs to discuss "From TechCrunch to Gizmodo, the role of media in the startup ecosystem" as someone who covered central-eastern European startups more than anyone else for the past decade to share his experience on the role of media in the startup ecosystem and the future of the media scene for startups. John Biggs is an entrepreneur, consultant, writer, and maker. He spent fifteen years as an editor for Gizmodo, CrunchGear, and TechCrunch and has a deep background in hardware startups, 3D printing, and blockchain. His work has appeared in Men's Health, Wired, and the New York Times. He has written five books, including the best book on blogging, Bloggers Boot Camp, and a book about the most expensive timepiece ever made, Marie Antoinette's Watch. He lives in Brooklyn, New York. As a lover of technology and a prolific writer, people ask me to speak at events about what I’ve seen and learned. I’m happy to do it, and it ends up being quite fun for both me and the audience. I’m a dynamic, wry speaker, and I will not bore a crowd. Here’s how to convince me to come out to talk with your group.