Heroes Assemble…at Draper University!

Backblaze Online Backup and Draper University Street Sign

Backblaze would like to welcome the Draper University of Heroes to the neighborhood! Last year Tim Draper, the Founder and Managing Director of Draper Fisher Jurvetson, bought the Benjamin Franklin Hotel in San Mateo with a dream of renovating the building and turning it in to a university for entrepreneurs. The Draper University of Heroes welcomed its first batch of entrepreneurs this week to be part of a pilot program that will pave the way for the university, which is set to open in January of 2013. Backblaze is located right next to Draper University, so we’ll see the campus and buildings evolve from a front row seat!

We are excited to have even more entrepreneurs in San Mateo and can’t wait to see the talent that Draper University will produce! We’d also like to thank Tim Draper for keeping the pool open! Block party at your place?


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Yev Pusin is the senior director of Marketing and sometimes Marketing chief of staff at Backblaze, which he joined in 2011. Yev has a degree in business and communications from the University of Iowa, where he developed an alliteration affinity. Yev enjoys writing in an amusing way about the "why" of things and how decisions are made, so that readers can learn and be entertained all at once. Follow Yev on: Twitter: @YevP | LinkedIn: Yev Pusin