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A Chat with Whistle CEO Ben Jacobs in Product, Manufacturing & Distribution

  • Feb 27, 2014 · 6:30 PM
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Join us for the second SFIoTMeetup event of 2014! We are lucky to have Ben Jacobs (@bencjacobs) share insights with the community about their work at Whistle.  Ben is the Co-Founder and CEO of Whistlemakers of a wearable monitor for dogs.  Ben will share his insights in those aspects beyond product development: manufacturing, distribution and marketing.

About the Speaker

Ben Jacobs is CEO and Co-Founder of Whistle, a software and hardware company building products to help add healthy, happy years to pets’ lives. Ben co-founded Whistle as Entrepreneur in Residence at DCM Ventures, combining his personal love of animals with his academic and professional experience.

Prior to his tenure at DCM, he worked with clients in the pet and technology industries at Bain & Company. Ben holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from Yale University with a focus on China, which culminated in research at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.  Lessons from Bain to Beijing influenced the founding of Whistle.

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  • Devarshi S.

    Hi folks,

    Video from Ben's talk is now online here:

    March 6, 2014

  • Chris N.

    Hey IoT folks - Celery is giving a presentation on PR and Marketing for Crowdfunded companies on March 12th, 2PM at Runway. Write me at [masked] if you'd like to attend! I'm a former New York Times reporter, and will be distributing pearls of media wisdom freely. ;)

    March 5, 2014

  • Daniel K.

    Very informative and inspiring.

    February 28, 2014

  • troy k.


    February 28, 2014

  • Kui J.

    Hey guys, glad to find and join this meet up group on IoT. Any upcoming meet up session in South Bay area?

    February 24, 2014

    • Morgan K.

      +1. I'd go to south bay meetups too.

      February 24, 2014

    • Alfred L.

      Hi Kui and Morgan, we are only running events in the city right now. Come on up and meet us! :)

      February 26, 2014

  • Gus S C.

    I am a member of this group & I am residing in Denver , Colorado.
    #1 Is your group doing anything for April 9th Global IoT day ?
    #2 Have you been streaming your meetings ? Are there videos ?......

    Your Beacon hackathon sounds great.

    February 18, 2014

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