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Products That Count holiday party featuring Uber early VC

Shawn Carolan’s lightning talk:
Iconic consumer products seem obvious in hindsight, but crafting a “products that counts” from a blank canvas is a challenging climb filled with pitfalls. Uber early investor, venture capitalist and recovering entrepreneur Shawn Carolan argues that you need to boil down a product’s core purpose to a single sentence in order to gauge demand, scope ambitions, attract investors, align teams, speed execution, hire employees and get customers faster.
Jonas Kaufman’s lightning talk:
Safe drinking water is the product that counts the most. But today, millions of people lack access to it. Serial entrepreneur and social activist Jonas Kaufman will share the disruptive approach he’s come up with to provide clean drinking water to millions of people. He’ll also discuss how easy it is to get involved.
SC Moatti’s lighning talk:
How do you go about creating mobile products used by billions of people? What are the new rules shaping the future of connected technology? Drawing from her work experience as an executive at places like Facebook, Nokia, and Opera Software, as well as extensive interviews with executives at mobile pioneers such as Airbnb, Pandora, and Uber, SC Moatti lays out the three rules that every mobile product needs to be successful.
Recorded Dec 21 2016 47 mins
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