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Startups x Brick & Mortar: Trends, Challenges & Opportunities

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For the first time in decades, “brick & mortar” matters in the startup world. Where once it implied that a business was old fashioned, uninnovative and burdened with working capital, brick & mortar is back in style.

Investors and entrepreneurs are getting bullish about innovating in industries that have a heavy brick & mortar component, like real estate, education, hospitality, medical services and restaurants.

If you’re curious about building a brick & mortar startup, or using retail locations as a serious growth strategy, join us on July 30th as we sit down with founders with retail locations to discuss

  • Operating a brick & mortar store as a startup
  • Expanding and scaling your operations
  • Financing a brick and mortar startup
  • Fundraising for your company
  • Branding, positioning and designing your physical store
  • Maintaining a cohesive user experience digitally and IRL


About the panelists

  • Stephen Kuhl is the co-founder and CEO of Burrow, a start-up that's reinventing the furniture industry. Burrow’s mission is to offer clever, comfortable, and long-lasting furniture - that ships the same week it's ordered - all with an unparalleled customer experience. In 2018, Burrow opened a flagship showroom in New York City’s SoHo neighborhood, was named one of the 10 most innovative retail brands in the world by Fast Company, and the Burrow sofa was named of the 50 best inventions of the year by TIME. Stephen started his first company after college when he co-founded an education start-up that helped place international students into private U.S. boarding schools and gain admission to top universities. More recently, he invested in several high-growth businesses while at Commonfund Capital. He also worked in Accenture’s Global Strategy group, specializing in operating model design for consumer and enterprise businesses. Stephen has a B.S. from Cornell University and an M.B.A. from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Stephen enjoys angel investing and outdoor sports in his spare time.
  • Harry Ritter M.D., J.D. is founder and CEO of Alma, a NY-based co-practicing community for therapists, coaches, and wellness professionals. Alma is pioneering a new model for mental health care by building a platform that champions and supports mental health providers so they can focus on delivering great care. Alma brings providers together into co-practicing communities supported with business tools, beautifully-designed work spaces, and a collaborative community of their peers. For clients, this means easier to find, more accessible, more comprehensive care. Prior to Alma, Harry was Vice President of Care Delivery at Oscar Health and was responsible for overseeing Oscar’s direct primary care and telemedicine efforts. Harry has also worked as a management consultant for McKinsey & Company. He completed his internal medicine internship at Massachusetts General Hospital and earned his medical degree from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. He also has a law degree from New York University School of Law.
  • Carolyn Witte, CEO and co-founder of Tia, is an aspirational design-thinker and storyteller who has long viewed it her mission in life to fight inequalities women face around the world and in her own backyard. After experiencing her own set of women’s health care struggles, she started Tia with the aim of reimagining women’s healthcare from the ground up and by applying the brand building and user-centric design playbook from her time at Google’s Creative Lab. Carolyn’s obsession with Tia’s persona and voice surfaces in every corner of the product and company. A big believer in interdisciplinary teams, Carolyn has orchestrated a symphony of top tier women’s health experts, software engineers, illustrators and data enthusiasts to tackle this problem through a unique lens called the Tia Clinic.


Schedule

6:30 - 6:50: Drinks & Networking
6:50 - 7:50: Panel
7:50 - 8:15: Audience Q&A
8:15 - 9:00: More Drinks & Networking


About us

Stacklist hosts startup events in NYC to help entrepreneurs learn from successful founders & experts. Previous speakers have included the founders of Greenhouse, Movable Ink, x.ai, and Techstars. You can find all of our past events and speakers here!

If you have any questions, please email me at danny@stacklist.com.


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Betaworks Studios is a new membership club for individuals looking to make a dent in the universe. Supported by innovative technology, this space is designed for connectivity within a curated community. Studios is your space to meet, scheme, get advice, collaborate, do a little bit of work, attend events, and host events. For 10 years betaworks has been working and networking—building companies, running accelerators, investing in talent—and now we've opened our doors. Find out more at betaworks-studios.com




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