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IP-Oriented: How to Keep Your Company on the Path to IPO

Tom FitzSimmons

Tom FitzSimmons, CFO of Payfone, hosts an invite-only dinner for finance executives to discuss the tools and tactics necessary to realize an IPO exit.


Building a business requires a high-level awareness of when to exit, even as it's just starting rapid growth. With the IPOs of Lyft and Uber, Beyond Meat, and Slack, we're constantly reminded that the path to IPO is a long one that can be filled with roadblocks. Gather with other finance executives to share insights and strategies that help keep companies on the IPO path. 



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Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 6:30 PM

New York, NY

Confirmed guests

Barry Chubrik
Efrat Yellin
Matt Weiler
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Patently Successful Processes: Creating a Product that Goes from Patent to Powerhouse

Vicky  Richon

Victoria Richon, CEO of Ribon Therapeutics, hosts an invite-only dinner for life science executives to discuss strategies and experiences in building processes that guarantee success. 


In a heavily regulated industry, the path to putting a product in market can feel like an exercise in sitting on our hands. While some points in the process can't be changed, the process itself can be optimized so that the application reviews can be the only slowdown. Join other senior executives to share insights, experiences, and tools that have helped ensure smooth sailing from start to finish on any product.  

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Tuesday, October 08, 2019 at 6:30 PM

Cambridge, MA

Confirmed guests

Alif Saleh
Bob  Ward
Tom Hughes
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Creative Strategy: Building Innovative Marketing Campaigns Backed by Data

Kathleen Alcorn

Kathleen Alcorn, VP of Marketing at Intrado—formerly at Nasdaq and JP Morgan—hosts an invite-only dinner for marketing executives to discuss the power of data in creativity when implementing marketing campaigns. 


The marketing landscape is changing rapidly and nearly every marketer wants to make sound marketing decisions. To do this, they're turning to data. But the question becomes: how do you use data in marketing campaigns? Does it inform or justify the creative? Can campaigns be all science or is there still a place for art? Gather with other marketing leaders to share insights, tactics, and experiences in leveraging data in creative marketing campaigns. 

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Thursday, October 03, 2019 at 6:30 PM

Boston, MA

Confirmed guests

Michelle Arnold
Candice Springer
Jasmine Martirossian
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Looped In: Creating a Content Feedback Loop that Hits Goals

Betty Liu

Betty Liu, Chief Experience Officer at Intercontinental Exchange and Executive Vice Chairman for NYSE Group, hosts an invite-only dinner for marketing executives to share insights and strategies for creating compelling content that delivers on intended goals.


Content has shaken up the marketing landscape. And in the digital age where content rules marketing strategies, audiences quickly adapt to content-as-branding campaigns. Achieving goals through content can feel like an exercise in diminishing returns. Gather with marketing senior professionals to share tactics, tools, and experiences that can create better content ecosystems to better hit desired goals. 

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Thursday, October 03, 2019 at 6:30 PM

New York, NY

Confirmed guests

Abraham Ouano
Vanessa  Goldberg Drossman
Brenda Tsai
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Foresight with Insight: Building a Company with Vision

Gihan Amarasiriwardena

Gihan Amarasiriwardena, Co-Founder and President of Ministry of Supply, hosts an invite-only dinner filled with good food, good drink, and even better conversation around the power of vision in building and leading a venture.


With more success comes more questions. Whether that's to expand a current offering, introduce a new product, or enter an entirely new space, figuring out how to serve a larger audience and build upon past success requires a strong vision for a company's direction. Gather with other company founders and leaders to discuss the value of vision and how to ensure it is infused at every stage of growth. 


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Tuesday, October 01, 2019 at 6:30 PM

Boston, MA

Confirmed guests

Peter Hartzbech
John Lert
Bill Fosnight
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A/B See! Measuring Campaigns, Defining Success, and How to Optimize through High-Value Testing

Eric Ng

Eric Ng, Vice President, Brand Marketing at Blink Health, former VP of Marketing at Via and IMG, hosts an invite-only dinner for marketing executives to discuss the finer points of testing campaigns for optimum performance. 


A/B testing is a cornerstone of marketing. But A/B testing just to test won't see a huge impact on marketing campaigns. It's vital to know what and why you're testing as well. In order to do that, knowing what campaign success looks like is crucial. Gather with other senior marketing professionals to share insights and experiences for defining and measuring success and how to test to get there. 

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Tuesday, October 01, 2019 at 6:30 PM

New York, NY

Confirmed guests

Liesel Walsh
Doug Jensen
Savannah Sachs
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Efficient and Effective: Creating a Team Optimized for Product Delivery

Chris Clark

Chris Clark, CTO and Co-founder of Grove Collaborative, hosts a night of good, drink, and even better conversation around creating technology organizations that deliver effectively and efficiently.


It's a classic Apple vs. Google approach: take time to create a perfect product or deliver a good product and then test and iterate. Both wildly successful companies with wildly different approaches to shipping products. Join engineering and tech executives to discuss the interplays of speed and quality, iteration and big launches, and effectiveness and efficiency.

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Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 6:30 PM

San Francisco, CA

Confirmed guests

Heather Rivers
Kristo Iila
Christopher Dow
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Goooooals! Incentivizing and Retaining a Sales Team Beyond Just Bonuses

Matt Sullivan

Matt Sullivan, SVP of Sales at SpotHero, hosts an invite-only dinner for sales executives to share their insights for incentivizing sales teams.


Sales is a very particular breed. Driven by numbers, performances, and big wins, sales teams get pumped when big contracts come through. It means they're going to see a bigger pay day. However, not every quarter can see the same massive growth. So the question becomes: how do you retain and motivate a sales team beyond just a nice payout? Gather with other sales executives to discuss strategies and experiences in keeping morale high, motivation strong, and turnover low within a sales org. 

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Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 6:30 PM

Chicago, IL

Confirmed guests

Christine  Olson
Justin Cardillo
Tom D'Amico
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More (than) Money: Creating Positive Impact Beyond Cutting Checks

Tom FitzSimmons

Tom FitzSimmons, CFO at Payfone, hosts an invite-only dinner for finance leaders to discuss experiences and strategies for creating the most impact on the organization beyond managing budget. 


It's a classic finance department problem: every other department thinks finance simply controls the budget and hands out paychecks. In reality, Finance can create massive value for the company beyond just ensuring the company's value. Gather with other financial leaders to share insights, tactics, and tools for creating positive impact in addition to ensuring payday. 

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Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 6:30 PM

New York, NY

Confirmed guests

Adelina Pepenella
Tom Lanzetta
Gary Starr
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Perfect Health (Benefits): Unique Ways to Offer a Healthy Work Environment

Priyanka Gupta

Priyanka Gupta, VP of People at AbleTo, hosts an invite-only dinner of HR leaders to discuss the unique and surprising ways to leverage benefits for a healthier workforce.


Free bike shares, subsidized gym memberships, top-tier health insurance that covers mental health too. There is a near inexhaustible list of benefits that employees can offer their team for a healthy work environment both physically and mentally. Unfortunately, no one company can offer all of them. Gather with other benefit leaders to discuss the best benefits for maintaining good health in the office. 

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Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 6:30 PM

New York, NY

Confirmed guests

Louise Peddell
Clara Perez
Ericka Jenkins

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