Past Meetup

Behind the Scenes with Brad Feld, Andrew Warner, & 2 Local Startups

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Price: $20.00 /per person

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(Morris Panner, CEO of GroupFlier, will now be speaking at the April event (

With this event featuring top VC Brad Feld, Mixergy's Andrew Warner,, and Style Borrow, we're already sold out!

If you got a ticket, here's what you can expect:

The Talks:
The entrepreneurs behind 2 DC startups – and Style Borrow (working name) – will discuss the strategies they use to develop markets, get early customers, and build their products.

1. is a conversational marketing platform that enables users to transform disorganized, ad-hoc approaches to social media into managed, sophisticated campaigns. Co-founder Michael Mayernick ( (@mmayernick ( will share some tricks his team learned while experimenting with testing strategies, including how to:

Use un-built features to generate insights Look beyond the data to implement solutions Test your testing
2. Style Borrow is a garment library to which women can contribute and borrow clothes, including tops, bottoms, shoes, and accessories. Founder Rebecca Thorman ( (@kontrary ( will discuss how she's testing the idea without building a product and acquired an inventory without paying a dime. She's looking for input on topics like:

The viability of a subscription model Finding the sweet spot between scale and investment, both in terms of technology and fulfillment Which financing opportunities to explore -- and when How to maximize profitability potential via additional revenue streams

The Expert:
Providing feedback via Skype from Boulder will be Brad Feld (, co-founder and managing director at Foundry Group (, and co-founder of TechStars ( He speaks around the world and also shares insights on (

After Brad provides his thoughts to each presenter, the audience will have a chance to ask pertinent questions related to the lean startup approach.

Bonus Round! Another Expert:
After the presentations, we are thrilled to have an opportunity to turn the tables and interview Mixergy's Andrew Warner (, who will be joining us in-person at the event.

Attendees will also have a chance to pick his brain before we wrap up for the evening and head to Dusk ( for ongoing, energizing conversations over happy hour specials all evening.

Don't miss this event if you're:

Bootstrapping a company Looking for co-founders Searching for that first customer Laying the groundwork for when you quit your day job

Come out to meet and mingle with fellow entrepreneurs who have overcome similar challenges.