What Tech Startups Should Be Doing Next
Friday, March 13
3:30PM - 4:30PM
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organization early in her career, Jessica Lawrence experienced the textbook definition of unhealthy culture and outdated management thinking.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.
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 ...Show the rest
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 New York. In 2013, she co-founded The Work Revolution Summit, a conference on the future of work. Prior to her work with NYTM, Jessica was the CEO of Girl Scouts of San Gorgonio Council in Southern California, where she supported a community of 75 staff, 5,000 volunteers, and 15,000 girls. Jessica was one of only 15 women selected to participate in Seth Godin’s Female Entrepreneur MBA (FeMBA) in 2010. Jessica’s writing has been featured on the Harvard Business Review blog, Forbes.com, The Next Web, The Huffington Post and in a weekly column in The Press-Enterprise. Jessica has done speaking engagements for The New York Times, The Economist, Fast Company, PSFK, the UN, SXSW, The Next Web, and many others.Hide the rest