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Latitude Episode 77: Mapping The Quest To Build The Fort


We terribly clever with episode names here on the podcast!

This week we’re talking to Mapquest founder and Techstars Entrepreneur in Residence, Chris Heivly.

Chris has a remarkable startup story that took him from the US State Department to founding, arguably, the most popular mapping platform in the 90’s and early 2000’s. How many of you printed out Mapquest directions before you traveled?!?

Host Nate Benson talks to Chris about founding Mapquest, why he’s called “The Startup Whisperer,” building forts and being a judge at the 43North Finals.

It’s a jam-packed half-hour this week on Latitude!

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