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Change Generation: Brian Chesky and Airbnb.com Open Your Home to Globetrotters

Brian Chesky packed up and moved to San Francisco, and found no open hotel rooms due to a convention. Thus, the idea for Airbnb.com was born. Anyone can be a Bed and Breakfast, renting rooms online. And Chesky is not only the cofounder and CEO, he is a client, "Every 3 to 5 nights I stay with a different family in San Francisco."

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About Brian Chesky: Brian drives Airbnb's vision, strategy and growth. Always pushing the status quo, Brian aims to disrupt the industry with ideas that change the way people live. To grasp the full impact and experience of Airbnb, Brian rid himself of an apartment and has been living in the homes of the Airbnb community since June of 2010. He is committed to assembling a passionate, top tier team to deliver on this promise.

About Airbnb.com: We connect people who have space to spare with those who are looking for a place to stay. Guests can build real connections with their hosts, gain access to distinctive spaces, and immerse themselves in the culture of their destinations. Whether it's an urban apartment or countryside castle, Airbnb makes it effortless to showcase your space to an audience of millions, and to find the right space at any price point, anywhere.

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