Streaming live on The Next Web, Spartz Inc. CEO Emerson Spartz will answer questions from readers at 3 p.m. ET (12 p.m. PT) Thursday, April 18th. As part of the Young Entrepreneur Council’s #StartupLab initiative, a virtual mentorship program, Emerson will appear live via video chat broadcast on this site.

Emerson Spartz is one of the world’s leading experts on Internet virality and has been featured in major media including the Wall Street Journal, CBS Evening News, CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News.

As the CEO of Spartz Inc., he runs one of the fastest-growing digital media publishers with 160 million page views per month. The Spartz Media Network includes 18 websites including OMG Facts, GivesMeHope, and SmartphOWNED.

At the age of 12, Spartz founded MuggleNet, the #1 Harry Potter website, which attracted 50 million page views per month. By the age of 19, Spartz became a New York Times bestselling author after publishing his first book. Spartz lives in Chicago with his wife Gaby and his pet chinchilla, Zoë.

#StartupLab is a free virtual mentorship program created by The Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprising hundreds of America’s most successful young entrepreneurs. #StartupLab takes YEC’s mission to help more people start successful businesses to the next level by offering millions of entrepreneurs direct access to YEC members through interactive video chats, email lessons and a library of how-to articles, videos and eBooks. Whether you’re just starting up, a current business owner, or you run an organization that supports entrepreneurs, sign up for #StartupLab today for real-world advice from some of the coolest entrepreneurs on the planet.

Check The Next Web tomorrow afternoon at 3 p.m. ET (12 p.m. PT), when Emerson will answer questions from the audience live via video chat.