BREAKFAST & Registration

9:00am – 10:00am 


WELCOME REMARKS

10:00am – 10:10am

Jim Scheinman - Founding Managing Partner, Maven Ventures
Sara Deshpande - Partner, Maven Ventures


PRESENTATIONS

10:10am – 11:10am

James Currier - Managing Partner, NFX
Speed: Your Most Important Competitive Weapon

Elliot Shmukler - Previously VP of Product and Growth at Instacart and Wealthfront
Learning from Change: How Changes in the Environment, Product, and Data Present Opportunities to Accelerate

Darius Contractor
- Head of Growth, Facebook Messenger
EVELYN - the Experiment Velocity Engine [Lifting Your Numbers]


PANEL

11:10am – 11:50am

How to Close your Funding Round from Maven Founders
Sanjay Dastoor - Co-Founder and CEO, Skip Scooters
Krishna Motukuri - Co-Founder and CEO, Zippin
Suren Markosian - Co-Founder and CEO, Epic!
Maayan Cohen - Co-Founder and CEO, Hello Heart
Jim Scheinman - Founding Managing Partner, Maven Ventures (Moderating)


LUNCH ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS 

12:00pm – 1:20pm

Go in depth with the speakers on one of the following table topics. First-come, first-serve. 

1. Jim Scheinman - Founding Managing Partner, Maven Ventures
Defining Your "Vision Worth Fighting For"

2. Sara Deshpande - Partner, Maven Ventures
Going from Bootstrapped to Seed Funded

3. Marc Brown - VP of Corporate Development, Microsoft
How to Think about an Acquisition

4. Brian Rothenberg - VP of Growth and GM, Eventbrite
Driving Organic Growth in an Era of Paid Ad Addiction

5. Maia Bittner - Business Operations, Chime
How to Recruit, Evaluate, and Close Candidates

9. Erika Wool - Head of Partnerships, Next Billion Users, Google
Driving Acquisition and Engagement in Emerging Markets

10. Shaun Clowes - Chief Product Officer, Metromile
Onboarding, Activation and Retention

11. Elliot Shmukler - Founder and CEO, A startup in stealth mode
Learning from Changes in in the Environment, Product, and Data

12. Fabian Seelbach - CMO, Curology
Keys to E-commerce and Influencer Growth

13. Alexa Binns - Sr. Associate, Maven Ventures
Narrowing in on Your Go-to-Market Strategy


FIRESIDE CHAT 

1:30pm – 2:00pm

The Art of M&A
Marc Brown - VP of Corporate Development, Microsoft
Jim Scheinman - Founding Managing Partner, Maven Ventures (Moderating)


PRESENTATIONS 

2:00pm – 2:40pm

Fabian Seelbach - CMO, Curology
Keys to Ecommerce and Influencer Growth

Dun Wang - Chief Product and Growth Officer, Calm
How Calm Drives Sustained Engagement while Maintaining Strong Conversion


BREAK 

2:40pm – 3:00pm


PRESENTATIONS

3:00pm – 3:40pm

Bangaly Kaba - VP of Product, Instacart
Improving Retention after Product-Market-Fit

Laura Jones, Director of Product Marketing, Uber
Zero-to-One Product Marketing for Early-Stage Products


PANEL

3:40pm – 4:20pm

Series A and Beyond
Sarah Tavel - General Partner, Benchmark
Jessica Verrilli - General Partner, GV
Tom Willerer - Partner, Venrock
Sara Deshpande - Partner, Maven Ventures (Moderating)


HAPPY HOUR Reception

4:30pm – 6:30pm