While startups hustle to achieve initial traction and product/market fit, scaleups need solutions to scale their systems and processes to acquire and serve more customers with efficiency. This on-demand panel discussion brings together top global experts and authors to discuss three frameworks and tools that founders can use to face these challenges and make the transition from startup to scaleup in a successful way.
Reid is an accomplished entrepreneur and executive, he played an integral role in building many of today’s leading consumer technology businesses, including LinkedIn and PayPal. As an investor, he has been instrumental in the success of iconic companies such as Facebook and Airbnb and has helped fast-growing newcomers like Aurora and Convoy get to scale. He is the co-author of Blitzscaling and two New York Times best-selling books: The Start-up of You and The Alliance. He also hosts the podcast Masters of Scale.
Dharmesh is co-founder and CTO of HubSpot. Named an Inc. Founders 40 in 2016, he is an active member of the Boston-area entrepreneurial community and an angel investor in over 60 startups. Prior to founding HubSpot in 2006, Dharmesh was the founder and CEO of Pyramid Digital Solutions, which was acquired by SunGard Data Systems in 2005. In addition to co-authoring “Inbound Marketing: Get Found Using Google, Social Media and Blogs”, Dharmesh founded and writes for OnStartups.com -- a top-ranking startup blog and community with more than 700,000 members.
Sharon is the author of 'Where to Play' and co-creator of the ‘Market Opportunity Navigator’ which both focus on teaching entrepreneurs how to systematically identify, evaluate, and prioritize market opportunities for their business. Sharon is the co-founder and the former executive director of the Entrepreneurship Center at the Technion, and she has vast experience in marketing, as well as in strategic consulting. Sharon earned her Ph.D. in the field of entrepreneurship and her MSc in the field of strategic management, both from the Technion.
Chris Yeh is the co-author of Blitzscaling, a book that explains how to build world-changing companies like Amazon, Alibaba, and Airbnb in record time. A writer, investor, and entrepreneur, Chris has had a ringside seat in the world of startups and scaleups since 1995. His books help founders, venture capitalists, corporate leaders, policymakers, and everyday people better understand how the internet has changed the way we work together to build amazing organizations.
Shankari is a career strategist and deals professional focused on how commercial solutions and enterprise can drive social innovation. She has substantial experience in M&A advisory, having worked with private equity and corporate clients, across the deal continuum, on IPOs, acquisitions, and divestitures. Prior to this, she worked in strategy consulting advising the C-Suite at Fortune 200 and private companies, as well as leadership of federal governments and international institutions on growth, operations, and organizational transformation. Mylvaganam also acts as a Private Sector Delegate to the United Nations on issues of Public-Private Partnerships and private investment into the social sector.
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