We will discuss:
- How the working dynamics have changed in response to COVID-19;
- The implications for managing people inside and outside the work environment, including managing ourselves;
- The increase in use of technology;
- How we have learned to manage work-life balance; and finally,
- The implications for business planning in the face of great uncertainty around market viability and organizational productivity.
Join us on Wednesday, June 17 for this FREE ONLINE EVENT.
This event will not only be a panel discussion, but more like a community town hall. Let’s get together and discuss more as a strong community pulling through as one!
This program will be moderated by Board Member of MIT Enterprise Forum Central Coast, Mike Smith.
- Brad Feld, Co-founder, Foundry Group
- Linda Boardman, CEO, Bragg Live Food Products, LLC
A LITTLE READING BEFORE THE EVENT:
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About the Speakers
BRAD FELD, Co-Founder, Foundry Group
Brad has been an early stage investor and entrepreneur since 1987. Prior to co-founding?Foundry Group, he co-founded Mobius Venture Capital and, prior to that, founded Intensity Ventures. Brad is also a co-founder of?Techstars.
Brad is a writer and speaker on the topics of venture capital investing and entrepreneurship. He’s written a number of books as part of the?Startup Revolution?series and writes the blogs?Feld Thoughts?and?Venture Deals.
Brad holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Management Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Brad is also an art collector and long-distance runner. He has completed 25 marathons as part of his mission to finish a marathon in each of the 50 states.
LINDA BOARDMAN, CEO, Bragg Live Food Products, LLC
Linda is the current CEO for Bragg Live Food Products, LLC.
Founded in 1912 by Paul Bragg and headquartered in Santa Barbara, CA, Bragg Live Food Products (“Bragg”) is a pioneer brand that has evolved into a portfolio of health and wellness products including apple cider vinegar, amino acids, nutritional yeast, dressings, seasonings, and ready to drink products. Its products are available in natural foods stores, supermarkets, mass market retailers and e-commerce retailers globally.
NEWS: Bragg apple cider vinegar sales surge during coronavirus pandemic. (Source: Food Navigator-USA)
MIKE SMITH, Board Member, MIT Enterprise Forum Central Coast
Mike Smith is an advocate of systems thinking, data visualization, transparent modeling and scenario-based forecasting.?He has served as a technology executive, investor and advisor to private and public companies leveraging machine learning and advanced analytics to improve business results.? Applications range from forecasting consumer behavior under various scenarios, growth in e-commerce, to optimizing direct-to-consumer engagement in wine and other specialty businesses.?
Mike taught courses in complex systems analysis and portfolio modeling to top retail lenders around the world, developing new business in the US, Canada, UK, Australia, and Asia.
Event & Ticket Information
Event Date: ?Wednesday, June 17, 2020, 6:00 PM – 7:15 PM
Where: ONLINE EVENT – Zoom
- General Admission: $10.00
- Student: $5.00
- Parking: The comfort of your home or office
- 6:00 – 7:00PM Panel Discussion / Q&A
- 7:00 – 7:15 Post-Event Networking
Everyone who signs up will receive their own link upon registration.