FAILCHAT: CULTURE'S FIRST STEPS
Welcome to FailChats, based on the internationally renowned FailCon: the first conference on startup failures and how to prepare for and recover from them.
AGENDA:6:30-7:00p - Beer, Munchies, and Networking
7:15 - 7:45p - Lessons Learned in Cultural Development
7:45 - 8:15p Creating Culture
8:15pm - 8:30p - Time to Share YOUR Story
8:30-9:00p - Continue Networking
Dave Kashen is the co-founder of Unleashed, the premier leadership & culture development firm for startups. Dave partners with CEOs and executive teams of the most promising, fast-growing, venture-funded technology startups to help them build successful companies with strong, aligned cultures that bring out the best in their people. Prior to founding Unleashed, Dave co-founded Wellsphere, a fast-growing online health company (acquired by The HealthCentral Network), worked as an investment associate for SPO Partners, and an investment banker for Goldman Sachs. Dave earned his MBA from Stanford University, and a BS in Economics from The Wharton School. He also writes the awesome culture blog.
Jason Stirman is currently rethinking publishing and building a new platform called Medium (medium.com). His focus is building a world-class product and also a world-class company. Previously, he built products and lead teams at Twitter. Jason has founded multiple companies and has helped several others build products and define product strategy. His personal projects have been featured on The NBC Today Show, Time Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, TechTV and many more. Stirman currently lives in Mill Valley, CA with his wife and three children.
ElizabethWeil is a Partner at the venture capital firm, Andreessen Horowitz, focused on Consumer Market Development and Brands. Prior to joining Andreessen Horowitz, Elizabeth was an early employee at Twitter. She joined Twitter in 2009 to start the Corporate Development team and grewthe Product Marketing team as well. She was instrumental in the launch of Promoted products which is now the foundation for revenue generation at Twitter.Prior to Twitter, Elizabeth was a venture capitalist with Institutional Venture Partners on Sand Hill Road. She worked at Menlo Ventures as an Investment analyst and held marketing positions with Xfire (acquired by MTV/Viacom) and eBay drop-off company, AuctionDrop. Outside of work, she started and runs Paperwheel, a custom letterpress and design studio. She's also an avid ultra-marathon runner, having completed more than 65 marathons and ultra-marathons.
Jessica Alter is the Cofounder & CEO of FounderDating, the premier online network for entrepreneurs to connect, share and help one and other. Previously, Jessica led Business Development and was GM of Platforms at Bebo (Acquired by AOL). Prior to Bebo Jessica worked in business development at Hands-On Mobile. She is also a mentor at 500 Startups and Extreme Startups. She holds a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from University of Michigan and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
When & Where
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