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September 27th: Hackers, Hustlers and Designers in Startups

Starting up a new company is hard enough. But how do you get engineers, business execs and product managers to work together when they don’t even speak the same language?

For our next Startup2Startup, Jessica Alter, founder of FounderDating, will lead a panel with AOL’s Ryan Freitas, Twitter’s Othman Laraki and Google’s Seth Sternberg. Each has been a founder of a successful startup and each comes from a different perspective. They’ll talk about the biggest issues between product, business and engineering and the lessons they’ve learned building their startups.

BIOS
Before she started FounderDating, Jessica started Formative Labs and was in business development at Bebo, Hands-On Mobile and AOL.

Othman co-founded Mixer Labs before it was acquired by Twitter. He’s now VP of Growth and International. Previously he worked on Gears, Toolbar and infrastructure at Google.

Ryan co-founded About.me and now runs it after its acquisition by AOL. He was an experience design direct at Adaptive Path and is a product advisor to many startups.

Seth co-founded Meebo after business school. As CEO, he built service that reached 200M uniques before it was acquired by Google earlier this year.

About Management

Startup2Startup is a group of Silicon Valley geeks, entrepreneurs, & investors dedicated to educating and helping the next generation of internet startups. We meet monthly over dinner to discuss relevant topics in technology & entrepreneurship, connect with new people, and share knowledge & experience.
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