About Steve Chen

Steve Chen is most known for being a co-founder and the Chief Technology Officer of YouTube. Born and raised in Taiwan, Chen and his family immigrated to the United States when he was 8.

He graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign then worked at PayPal. There, he met Chad Hurley and Jawed Karim, which the three later founded YouTube in 2005.

YouTube quickly became one of the web's fastest-growing sites and was ranked as the 10th most popular website just a year after its launch.

What to Expect

A unique opportunity to meet Steve Chen and learn about his:

  • biggest lessons learned as a successful entrepreneur

  • insights on navigating personal identity

  • advice for breaking into the tech sphere as a leader


This event will be held on Zoom. The first hour will be a moderated discussion, followed by a 15-30 minute Q&A session.

Contact Us

Michigan Chinese Business Club



*This event is open to all University of Michigan students