Last month we kicked off our new speaker series, Sessions, in Washington, DC with a crowd of about 250 people. Speakers Shane Green, Co-founder and CEO of Personal, and Timothy Chi, Co-founder of Blackboard and Founder & CEO of WeddingWire, shared how they moved from ideas to action and answered a number of more tactical questions from the audience about starting a company.
Now we’re excited to host our next event in Boston – Cambridge to be exact, at the Central Square Theater. Tech Cocktail Sessions Boston brings the experiences of successful entrepreneurs to you so you can learn to succeed yourself and learn lessons for your startup (or future startup). Hear their stories in their own words and ask them your questions in an intimate setting.
Startup Inspiration: Turning Ideas Into Action
Monday, May 14th, 2012 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. ET
Jeff Janer, Co-founder of Springpad
Jessica Kim, Founder and CEO, BabbaCo
Central Square Theater
450 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
Our two speakers bring very different experiences to share, and we’re thrilled to have both of them with us.
Jeff Janer, Co-Founder and EVP, Business Development, Springpad
Jeff is a serial entrepreneur who brings a wealth of experience to share. He currently spearheads business development, public relations and media partnership efforts at Springpad. Jeff was most recently CMO of Third Screen Media and has held a variety of senior executive roles at numerous companies, including Britemoon, Traverse Partners, Fidelity eBusiness, iXL, and Larry Miller Productions. Jeff holds a BA in International Relations from Brown University.
Jessica Kim, Founder and CEO, BabbaCo
Jessica Nam Kim is Founder/CEO of BabbaCo, a parenting lifestyle brand centered on integrated solutions that are “simple. functional. super cute.” Launched in 2008, BabbaCo brought 4 products to market and created a strong brand presence in the baby industry. BabbaCo received numerous parenting awards, have been featured on the Rachael Ray Show as “2010 Parenting Top Pick”, the TODAY show, Fox Business News, Chicago Sun Times, Pregnancy & Newborn, Parenting, and influential blogs (including People Magazine, Daily Candy, and Urban Baby).
BabbaCo recently launched their newest line, the BabbaBox. It’s a monthly box delivery that addresses the ongoing challenge of: “What do I do with my kids?” Every BabbaBox is theme-based and includes all the physical materials + know-how content to really engage with kids based on their development stage. Jessica was named as Babble’s 2011 Top 50 Mompreneurs and Crain’s Business 40 under 40. Jessica graduated from Brown University in 2000 and received her MBA at Kellogg School of Management (2005).
Why Tech Cocktail Sessions?
Starting a business is hard. Building it into a successful company is even harder. What if you could learn firsthand from the entrepreneurs who have already done it? Already had failures, successes?
The goal of Tech Cocktail Sessions is to inspire and educate people on how to start and run a business with experienced entrepreneurs sharing their personal stories. Each month will have a different theme related to the various elements that go into starting up and building a company and feature a diverse set of entrepreneurs who will share their experiences.
Sessions was born out of the positive response to our annual Startup Mixology Conference, which break down the various ingredients that go into starting and running a business in today’s technology and business landscape. But rather than offer you one opportunity a year, we’re now bringing this opportunity to you each month. Enjoy more speakers and chat with your peers afterwards about the evening’s topic of conversation.
We look forward to seeing you in Cambridge!
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