Build Your Team to Create Together

October 14, 2014

Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds is pleased to have been a sponsor at The Venture Forum's event "Build Your Team to Create Together." The event was held on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. at WPI in Worcester, MA.

 

The Venture Forum Event Description:

The Venture ForumMost startups start as solo acts, but building a team is critical to building a business from that first brilliant idea. The October 14 Venture Forum speaker will be Andy Miller, chief innovation architect at Constant Contact. Andy founded his Boston-based mobile app company CardStar in 2009 to store frequent-shopper loyalty card information on smart phones. Two million users and $2.3 million in funding later, Constant Contact bought his company, together with most of the employees from the Boston and Washington, DC offices, in January 2012.

Today, Andy leads an innovation team of 15 to test new concepts and build prototypes at Constant Contact’s Small Business InnoLoft in Waltham. His group is housed together with a rotating group of startup companies.

Case presenter and CEO Jason Shuman will discuss the company he founded in 2011 together with his four best friends, Category 5 Boat Shoes. The group has redesigned and updated the classic boat shoe for today’s millennials, and last spring introduced an extended line of driving mocs, penny loafers and customizable boat shoe models.

Responding to the case presenter will be panelists Rob Kornblum, consultant to startups and large company innovation efforts, and Patricia Hunt Sinacole, CEO and founder of First Beacon Group LLC.

Come to WPI’s Rubin Campus Center on October 14 to learn how to manage and motivate creative employees and mentor innovative thinkers.

 

For more information, please visit The Venture Forum website.

 

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October 14, 2014

Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds is pleased to have been a sponsor at The Venture Forum's event "Build Your Team to Create Together." The event was held on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. at WPI in Worcester, MA.

 

The Venture Forum Event Description:

The Venture ForumMost startups start as solo acts, but building a team is critical to building a business from that first brilliant idea. The October 14 Venture Forum speaker will be Andy Miller, chief innovation architect at Constant Contact. Andy founded his Boston-based mobile app company CardStar in 2009 to store frequent-shopper loyalty card information on smart phones. Two million users and $2.3 million in funding later, Constant Contact bought his company, together with most of the employees from the Boston and Washington, DC offices, in January 2012.

Today, Andy leads an innovation team of 15 to test new concepts and build prototypes at Constant Contact’s Small Business InnoLoft in Waltham. His group is housed together with a rotating group of startup companies.

Case presenter and CEO Jason Shuman will discuss the company he founded in 2011 together with his four best friends, Category 5 Boat Shoes. The group has redesigned and updated the classic boat shoe for today’s millennials, and last spring introduced an extended line of driving mocs, penny loafers and customizable boat shoe models.

Responding to the case presenter will be panelists Rob Kornblum, consultant to startups and large company innovation efforts, and Patricia Hunt Sinacole, CEO and founder of First Beacon Group LLC.

Come to WPI’s Rubin Campus Center on October 14 to learn how to manage and motivate creative employees and mentor innovative thinkers.

 

For more information, please visit The Venture Forum website.

 

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