2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

What Tech Startups Should Be Doing Next

Friday, March 13
3:30PM - 4:30PM

JW Marriott
Salon 5-6
110 E 2nd St

Every company began as a startup. Even massive companies that are now known for having horrible cultures began with cultures that were often positive and passionate. While working at a 100 year-old organization early in her career, Jessica Lawrence experienced the textbook definition of unhealthy culture and outdated management thinking. Now, as the Executive Director of NY Tech Meetup, a non-profit organization and the world's largest Meetup group, she sees the challenges that technology startups face and how they can easily slip into patterns of unhealthy culture by following old models of business. In this session, Jessica will explore the incredible opportunity that startups have to not just build great products, but to build a whole generation of better companies. She will examine the changing landscape of leadership and culture, and look at what ideas, skills, and practices are key to creating a better future of work and business.


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Jessica Lawrence at SXSW

Jessica Lawrence

Exec Dir

NY Tech Meetup

Jessica Lawrence is the Executive Director of NY Tech Meetup (NYTM), the largest Meetup in the world and a non-profit organization helping to build a sustainable and diverse technology industry in ...

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