Facebook Founder Chris Hughes Cozies Up to College Students on Behalf of General Catalyst

Facebook cofounder Chris Hughes recently joined VC firm General Catalyst Partners as an entrepreneur-in-residence, and today tells Xconomy a little more about what that one-week-a-month role entails.

Interestingly, it’s not just about what Hughes calls “typical EIR stuff,  talking to a lot of smart people, asking questions, assimilating their ideas, learning, and so forth.”

He’s also being sent to top colleges around the country to press the flesh — and gather intel for General Catalyst. So far, Hughes has visited Columbia, Yale, and MIT in search of what he describes as “personal interactions with smart students who have good ideas.”

More of Xconomy’s interview with Hughes —  who famously left Facebook to spearhead BarackObama.com during the election — here.

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