Third Annual Startup Boston Week Brings Largest Program to Date

Boston, MA, September 14, 2019 --( Startup Boston next week launches its third annual Startup Boston Week and its biggest program yet, boasting more than 190 speakers across over 60 startup-focused events. The event series, taking place from September 16–20, are expected to draw 3,000 people together from startup communities across Boston and the New England region.

Aimed towards educating and uniting the startup community, Startup Boston Week is for entrepreneurs at every stage, from founders and c-suite to engineering and sales. This year, Startup Boston Week is divided into eight tracks, with each day serving a specific discipline so attendees can plan their attendance according to their greatest needs.

“It’s paramount to our mission that we serve and celebrate the community, in content, in structure, and in the delivery of our program,” said Startup Boston founder, Stephanie Roulic. “Last year, attendees told us that they found real value in the events, and wished that they could attend more of them. This is why we’ve grouped events by discipline and day this year, and why we’re hosting the majority of our program at CIC Boston—to make it as easy for participants to get to as many relevant events as possible.”

The following is a highlighted list of speakers, organized by each day’s themes:

Monday – Sales & Marketing Day
- Nimit Sawhey, CEO & Cofounder, Voatz: “How to Sell Complex Innovation”
- Erin Webster, Director of Marketing, Lose It!: “B2C Marketing Master’s Toolkit”

Tuesday – Customer Success & Engineering Day
- Ryan MacInnis, Director of Marketing, Notarize: “It Takes a Village: Integrating Customer Feedback into the Product Roadmap”
- Melissa Leffler, VP Engineering, Drift: “Engineer Your Engineering Team: Tactics to Find and Retain the Best Tech Talent”
- Margaret Olson, CTO, BevSpot: “How Startup CTOs Balance the Technical and the Strategic”

Wednesday – People Ops & Team Leaders Day
- Janine Allo, Chief People & Culture Officer, ezCater: “Secrets to Scaling a Sustainable, Open Culture”
- David Chang, CEO, Gradifi: “Making an Offer They Can’t Refuse: How to Recruit the Startup Talent You Want”
- Vinayak Ranade, CEO, Drafted: “Robots and Recruiters” The Future of Human Resources and People Ops”

Thursday – Product & Design and Investor Day
- Vanessa Feranto, VP of Digital Products, Spartan Race: “Evolution of a Product: How to Measure Response and Enable Success”
- Gayatari Sarkar, Founder, She-VC: “Career Paths in Venture Capital, Operator to Investor, Starting a Fund, and More”
- Parul Singh, Principal, Founder Collective: “Essential UX in MVPs: How to Create a Minimum Delightful Product”

Evenings – Startup Community Programming
- Adriana Mallozzi, Founder & CEO, Puffin: “How to Determine if Startup Life is Right for You”
- Clement Cazalot, Managing Director, Techstars Boston: “Intro to the Boston Startup Community”

All Week – Founders & C-Suite Programming
- Ben Jabbawy, Founder & CEO, Privy: “Don’t Fall in Love: Avoiding Over-attachment to Startup Ideas”
- Adrian Mendoza, Founder & General Partner, Mendoza Ventures: “Seed Funding and Raising Capital: How to Fundraise Before Your Startup Has Traction”
- Meredith McPherron, Venture Partner, Glasswing Ventures: “Pitch Feedback Workshop”
- Scott Caras, Managing Director, Breakaway Ventures: “Beyond Tech: What Investors in Other Industries Want to See”

Startup Boston Week is free to attend and is entirely volunteer-driven, so the team is grateful for support program sponsors and partners. Sponsors for Startup Boston Week 2019 include: McCarter & English, Truss, Mathworks, Salesforce, Relish Works, Food Foundry, and CIC Boston.

About Startup Boston
Startup Boston is a volunteer-driven organization with a mission to foster collaboration and fuel growth in Boston’s startup ecosystem. Their flagship program is Startup Boston Week - a free, five-day series of events celebrating, educating, and connecting entrepreneurs in Boston.
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Stephanie Roulic