NPR 'How I Built This' host Guy Raz to hold virtual event with Cedar Rapids' NewBoCo

Podcast looks at how nationally famous companies started

Guy Raz

Guy Raz NPR

Guy Raz, the host of NPR’s “TED Radio Hour” and the NPR Podcast “How I Built This,” will bring stories of how nationally recognized companies such as Wayfair, Fitbit and Airbnb got started, during a virtual event on Oct. 1.

Sponsored by NewBoCo, Raz will talking to people about entrepreneurship from noon to 1 p.m.

“We’re excited for him to share the stories he’s heard and tips he’s learned that apply to every entrepreneur’s journey,” NewBoCo Events Director Jill Wilkins said in a statement. “He’ll share highlights from his new book and cover topics such as the early days of formulating an idea, to raising money and recruiting employees, to fending off competitors, to finally paying yourself a real salary.”

For $45, people watch the virtual event, ask Raz questions and receive a copy of his book, “How I Built This.” Tickets are available at

The Gazette is a media sponsor of the event.

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