How One Entrepreneur Is Creating an Alternative Global Ivy League Experience

Beri Meric shares his path to creating IVY and his advice for aspiring entrepreneurs with Jessica Abo.

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If you live in Boston, Chicago, D.C., Miami, New York, Los Angeles or San Francisco, chances are you've heard of an IVY event, seen video content from one or attended. Beri Meric co-founded IVY: The Social University with Phillip Triebel in 2013 to bring together intellectually curious entrepreneurs, creatives and innovative professionals. Today, IVY has more than 500,000 followers. Members are positively impacting the world through travel experiences and curated events in art and culture, entrepreneurship, policy, health and wellness, and social impact. Meric shares with Jessica Abo why he created this platform and the key to IVY's rapid growth.

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Jessica Abo

Entrepreneur Staff

Media Trainer, Keynote Speaker, and Author

JESSICA ABO is a media trainer, keynote speaker, and bestselling author who uses her 20+ years of TV news experience to help entrepreneurs, C-Suite executives, celebrities, and philanthropists share their stories with the world. An award-winning journalist, Jessica has presented all over the country including at TEDx, Facebook, Microsoft, Delta Airlines, WW, and the United Nations. She has appeared on The TODAY Show, ABC News, Access Hollywood, KTLA, CBS, and NY1 and in Forbes, Fast Company, and Women's Health.  Her debut book Unfiltered: How To Be As Happy As You Look On Social Media sold out on its first day and empowers readers with tools they can use to take back their happiness IRL (in real life).

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