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May 2019
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The Product Group May 2019

May 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
iHeartMedia, 32 6th Ave, 23rd Floor
New York, NY us
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Featured Product: Vydia From Jenna Gaudio… "I’m the VP of Product Management for the Inc. 500 Video Technology Company, Vydia. Our mission at Vydia is to empower content creators, primarily musicians and labels, by providing a web and mobile application to manage, publish, protect, and monetize their video and audio content. Our competitive edge is our ability to build complex copyright, supply chain, and payment systems while rapidly adapting with the ever-evolving digital landscape. Let’s discuss how to manage sprint…

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NY Enterprise Technology Meetup May 2019 with Justin Kan, Founder of Twitch

May 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Work-Bench, 110 Fifth Avenue, 5th floor
New York, NY us
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For our May meetup we'll have 2 demos and a fireside chat featuring Justin Kan in conversation with Work-Bench's Jessica Lin on the topic of "Why I Love B2B over B2C" Justin Kan is an internet entrepreneur and investor known for founding various companies, including Twitch--a video game streaming platform (acquired by Amazon for $970mm). He served as Partner at Y Combinator, where he impacted over 900 companies and funded more than 130. Currently, Justin serves as CEO of Atrium,…

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Workshop: Building Equity Into Your Startup DNA

May 9 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
WeWork Soho West, 175 Varick Street
New York, NY 10014 United States
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This is for every startup founder who understands the value in creating an organization that values diversity, equity and belonging but is looking for actionable steps to ensure this critical, strategic component of the business isn't given short shrift. Multiple large organizations have landed in hot water in the last few years around equity issues. The issues range from pay equity to employee experience to the makeup of the exec team and board. The challenge, often, is that these organizations…

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Design Driven NYC: Google Maps, Handy, The Infatuation, Atlas Obscura

May 15 @ 5:45 pm - 9:00 pm
55 Water Street, 55 Water Street
Brooklyn, NY United States
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FirstMark and United Technologies Corporation are excited to co-host the May edition of Design Driven NYC on the FOURTH FLOOR at 55 Water Street in Brooklyn. *** Our incredible speakers include:*** Rebecca Greene, Chief Product Officer, Handy Heiko Waechter, UX Design Manager, Google Maps Nathan Igdaloff, Head of Product, Atlas Obscura Jesse Rose, Head of Product, The Infatuation *** Event Schedule & Logistics *** - RSVPs will close at 4pm on the day of the event - Doors open at…

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Society 2.0: Understanding The Human-Robot Connection In Improving The World

May 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
SOSA NYC, 149 5th Avenue, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10010 United States
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Join us as we discuss the utopian robotic future with Alexis Block, inventor of HuggieBot and Andrew Flett, partner at Mobility Impact Partners (full bios below). BIOS: Alexis E. Block received her bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics and two minors in Math and Engineering Entrepreneurship in 2016 from the University of Pennsylvania. The following year, 2017, she received her master's degree in Robotics, also from the University of Pennsylvania. Alexis E. Block's doctoral research, HuggieBot, focuses on…

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Zendesk CX Showcase

May 22 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 W 18th Street
New York, NY 10011 United States
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Zendesk is bringing more than 1,000 industry leaders together for a full day of everything CX on May 22 in NYC. Hear from Hello Alfred and how they created a sustainable business oriented around their employees. Mingle with other executives at our happy hour and get advice on trends in your industry, plus product-focused sessions, and in-person access to Zendesk experts and partners.  “The Showcase events have allowed us to connect with hundreds of like-minded leaders that are all focused,…

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June 2019
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Data Driven NYC #74 (A FirstMark Event)

June 4 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Moody’s Analytics, 250 Greenwich St
New York, US
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Our speakers this month include: • A fireside chat with Solmaz Shahalizadeh, VP of Data Science & Engineering at Shopify (Best-in-class e-commerce software) Shopify, based in Ottawa, Canada, is a $30B public company (NYSE: SHOP). Prior to going public, Shopify raised $253M from FirstMark, Bessemer Venture Partners, and others. • Paul Dix, Co-Founder & CTO, Influx Data (open source time series database) Influx, based in SF, has raised $120M from Battery Ventures, Sapphire Ventures, Norwest Venture Partners, and others. Mike…

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Leading Through Change

June 11 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Centre for Social Innovation, 601 W 26th Street #325
New York, NY 10001 United States
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In moments that matter, leaders stay focused (and keep others focused) on things that matter. But change brings with it a leadership vacuum by creating more moments that matter while distracting us from the things that matter, providing both challenges and opportunities for frontline employees and managers to step up and assume informal leadership roles that are outside the scope of their job description. This is easy to say, but not easy to do. The moments and things that matter…

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Conquer the “Buying Committee”: Winning Deals With Multiple Stakeholders

June 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bizzabo, 31 W 27th Street, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10001 United States
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In today's business landscape the typical sale involves 6 to 10 decision makers; each with their own information, needs, and personalities. This new "Buying Committee" trend is possibly the most difficult challenge that sales professionals face. How can you master the art of conquering the committee? Simply having a champion will not do the trick. At this event, the Enterprise Sales Forum has brought together a panel of experts from a wide range of industries to share their skills and…

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Is NYC Ready for the Green New Deal: A Solid Waste Perspective

June 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Abrons Arts Centre, Playhouse Theatre, 466 Grand Street
New York, NY 10002 United States
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Join us Thursday, June 20th at 6 pm at Abrons Arts Center’s Playhouse Theater for an exciting panel focused on the need for strong policy inclusion and infrastructure concerning NYC’s State of solid waste management within New York City’s development of Green New Deal policy. Hosted by the Manhattan Solid Waste Advisory Board (MSWAB), this panel’s theme is “Is NYC Ready for the New Green Deal?: A Zero Waste Perspective.” The event seeks to enlighten attendees on the opportunity to create new jobs within…

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