• Design Driven NYC: Spotify, NPR, Podfund, Bandsintown

    FirstMark and Spotify Design are excited to co-host "Designing for Audio," the September edition of Design Driven NYC at Spotify's NYC headquarters. *** A quick note regarding security at Spotify (PLEASE READ): *** Spotify Design has kindly volunteered to host this month's event. Due to security requirements at their facility, you will be asked to register and provide your complete first and last name as is seen on your government issued ID. Please bring your government-issued ID to check-in at the event. We look forward to seeing you there! Walk-ins will not be permitted. *** Our incredible speakers include:*** Liz Danzico, VP of Design, NPR Tina Snow Le, Sr. Art Director, Spotify Nicola Korzenko, General Manager, PodFund Fabrice Sergent, Founder & CEO, Bandsintown *** Event Schedule & Logistics *** - RSVPs will close one week prior to the event (9/11) at noon (12pm ET) - Doors open at 5:45pm; security will not let guests in after 6:45pm - Talks kick off at 6:15pm and continue until 8pm - From 8:00pm to 9:00pm, we host a post-event reception for networking and meeting new friends - Dan (@dfkoz) and Jack (@jackcohenphoto) *** Thank you! *** Thank you to Design Driven's partners, including our co-host, Spotify, and our sponsors, SVB (https://www.svb.com/) and True Search (https://truesearch.com/).

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  • Design Driven NYC: Google Maps, Handy, The Infatuation, Atlas Obscura

    FirstMark and United Technologies Corporation are excited to co-host the May edition of Design Driven NYC on the FOURTH FLOOR at 55 Water Street in Brooklyn. *** A quick note regarding security at UTC (PLEASE READ): *** The United Technologies Digital Accelerator has kindly volunteered to host the meetup this month. Due to security requirements at their facility, you will be asked to register and provide your complete first and last name as is seen on your government issued ID. Please bring your government issued ID to check in at the event. We look forward to seeing you there! *** Our incredible speakers include:*** Rebecca Greene, Chief Product Officer, Handy Heiko Waechter, UX Design Manager, Google Maps Nathan Igdaloff, Head of Product, Atlas Obscura Jesse Rose, Head of Product, The Infatuation *** Event Schedule & Logistics *** - RSVPs will close at 4pm on the day of the event - Doors open at 5:45pm; security will not let guests in after 6:45pm - Talks kick off at 6:15pm and continue until 7:45pm - From 7:45 to 9:00pm, we host a post-event reception for networking and meeting new friends - Dan (@dfkoz) and Jack (@jackcohenphoto) *** About United Technologies Corporation (UTC) *** At its core, UTC is a global technology company that is intensely focused on serving customers across two major industries – aerospace and commercial buildings. To do that, UTC is constantly seeking new ways to add value to the customer experience and digital is a significant enabler to achieve that goal. Last year, UTC formed United Technologies Digital, a globally-connected community of experts that spans across all UTC businesses and is focused on accelerating the digitization of UTC and its respective industries. As part of this initiative, UTC launched the United Technologies Digital Accelerator in Brooklyn, NY. Through a design-led approach, the Digital Accelerator team applies its domain expertise to explore how data, analytics, and software can change the value that it creates for our customers and ultimately UTC as a whole. *** Thank you! *** Thank you to Design Driven's partners, including our co-host, UTC, and our sponsors, SVB (https://www.svb.com/) and True Search (https://truesearch.com/).

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  • Design Driven NYC: Pentagram, Bonobos, Spacious, Luminary Media

    FirstMark and United Technologies Corporation are excited to co-host the April edition of Design Driven NYC on the FOURTH FLOOR 55 Water Street in Brooklyn. *** A quick note regarding security at UTC (PLEASE READ): *** The United Technologies Digital Accelerator has kindly volunteered to host the meetup this month. Due to security requirements at their facility, you will be asked to register and provide your complete first and last name as is seen on your government issued ID. Please bring your government issued ID to check in at the event. We look forward to seeing you there! *** Our incredible speakers include:*** Paula Scher, Partner, Pentagram Tanya Malan, Director of Product Design & UX, Bonobos Tom Daly, BOXEE/Samsung/Spacious Benjamin Running, Head of Design, Luminary Media *** Event Schedule & Logistics *** - RSVPs will close at 4pm on the day of the event - Doors open at 5:45pm; security will not let guests in after 6:45pm - Talks kick off at 6:15pm and continue until 7:45pm - From 7:45 to 9:00pm, we host a post-event reception for networking and meeting new friends - Dan (@dfkoz) and Jack (@jackcohenphoto) *** About United Technologies Corporation (UTC) *** At its core, UTC is a global technology company that is intensely focused on serving customers across two major industries – aerospace and commercial buildings. To do that, UTC is constantly seeking new ways to add value to the customer experience and digital is a significant enabler to achieve that goal. Last year, UTC formed United Technologies Digital, a globally-connected community of experts that spans across all UTC businesses and is focused on accelerating the digitization of UTC and its respective industries. As part of this initiative, UTC launched the United Technologies Digital Accelerator in Brooklyn, NY. Through a design-led approach, the Digital Accelerator team applies its domain expertise to explore how data, analytics, and software can change the value that it creates for our customers and ultimately UTC as a whole. *** Thank you! *** Thank you to Design Driven's partners, including our co-host, UTC, and our sponsors, SVB (https://www.svb.com/) and True Search (https://truesearch.com/).

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  • Design Driven NYC: Instagram, Discovery, New York Times & Squarespace

    FirstMark and Squarespace are excited to co-host the March edition of Design Driven NYC. *** Our incredible speakers include:*** Jill Nussbaum, Product Design Manager, Instagram Barbara deWilde Executive Creative Director, New Products and Ventures, NY Times Liesel Kipp, SVP, Product and Design, Discovery Satu Pelkonen, Visual Design Manager, Squarespace *** Event Schedule & Logistics *** - RSVPs will close at 4pm on the day of the event - Doors open at 5:45pm; security will not let guests in after 6:45pm - Talks kick off at 6:15pm and continue until 7:45pm - From 7:45 to 9:00pm, we host a post-event reception for networking and meeting new friends - Dan (@dfkoz) and Jack (@jackcohenphoto) *** About Squarespace *** Squarespace (https://www.squarespace.com/) makes beautiful products to help people with creative ideas succeed. By blending elegant design and sophisticated engineering, we empower millions of people — from individuals and local artists to entrepreneurs shaping the world’s most iconic businesses — to share their stories with the world. Squarespace’s team of more than 850 is headquartered in downtown New York City, with offices in Dublin and Portland. *** Thank you! *** Thank you to Design Driven's partners, including our co-host, Squarespace, and our sponsors, SVB (https://www.svb.com/) and True Search (https://truesearch.com/).

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  • Design Experimentation: a special Design Driven from FirstMark & Oscar

    For the first Design Driven of 2019, Oscar and FirstMark are excited to co-host a special event on DESIGN EXPERIMENTATION. In addition to talks from incredibly accomplished speakers, we will also for the first time host semi-structured discussion groups to help you meet new peers and share ideas. IMPORTANT: note that because of space constraints, and the special nature of this event, our RSVP process will be different than usual. We ask that attendees be actively working in software design or product at a technology company. If you're interested in attending, simply RSVP to the waitlist - a member of the Design Driven team will then change your status to a confirmed RSVP Yes. Note that we are limited to 175 RSVPs for this event. *** Our incredible speakers include:*** - Gabe Schindler, Oscar - Jen Cullem, Spotify - Cameron Koczon, Fictive Kin - Gabriel Valdivia, Jigsaw - Kim Bost, DropBox *** Event Schedule & Logistics *** - RSVPs will close at 4pm on the day of the event - No walk ins allowed; you must be on the "Yes" list as of that time - Doors open at 5:45pm; security will not let guests in after 6:45pm - Talks kick off at 6:15pm and continue until 7:30pm - From 7:30 to 8:15pm, we'll host structured peer to peer discussion to share approaches and ideas, and to meet new friends - From 8:15 to 9:00pm, we host a post-event reception for networking and meeting new friends - Dan (@dfkoz), Jack (@jackcohenphoto), and Erin (@eringalarza) *** Thank you! *** Thank you to Design Driven's partners, including our co-host, Oscar, and our sponsors, SVB (https://www.svb.com/) and True Search (https://truesearch.com/).

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  • Design Driven NYC (A FirstMark Event) - ConsenSys, Havenly, SuperAwesome & More

    For the December edition of Design Driven, we're honored to welcome an incredible group of speaker. - Francois de Lame (Co-Founder) & Justin Ternullo (Chief Design Officer), Policygenius - Lee Mayer, Co-Founder/CEO, Havenly - Sarah Mills, Head of Design, Consensys - Kate O'Laughlin, COO, SuperAwesome *** Get Involved *** Join FirstMark's Talent Network to put your resume in front of 60+ companies with one click. (http://firstmarkcap.com/talent-network/) For early access to events, exclusive content, and additional resources for the Design Driven community, sign up for our mailing list here (http://fmc.vc/dedmailing). *** Event Schedule & Logistics *** - RSVPs will close at 4pm on the day of the event - No walk ins allowed; you must be on the "Yes" list as of that time - Doors open at 5:45pm; security will not let guests in after 6:45pm - Talks kick off at 6:15pm and continue until about 8:00pm - From 8 to 9pm, we host a post-event reception for networking and meeting new friends For those on the waitlist, spots are automatically assigned to the next person in the queue if others change their RSVP to a "No". - Dan (@dfkoz (https://twitter.com/dfkoz)) and Jack (@jackcohenphoto) (https://twitter.com/jackcohenphoto)) *** Thank you! *** Thank you to Design Driven's partners, including our venue partner, BuzzFeed, and our sponsors, SVB (https://www.svb.com/) and True Search (https://truesearch.com/). *** InVision Design Leader Forum *** The Design Leadership Forum global community where design leaders can come together, connect, and have honest conversations about the challenges they face at the tops of their organizations and the opportunities presented to the design community today. There are more than 1100 design leaders from companies like Lyft, The Home Depot, Capital One, and MailChimp there, meeting at in-person dinners, retreats, and online firesides. Nominate yourself to join the Forum and connect with the world's top design leaders! https://www.invisionapp.com/design-leadership-forum NOTE FROM BUZZFEED: By attending Design Driven NYC, you agree to the terms of BuzzFeed's Non-Disclosure Agreement, the full text of which is available at: http://bit.ly/2E9sno6. FirstMark disclaims all liability related thereto.

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  • Design Driven NYC (A FirstMark Event) - LOLA, Candid, The Block, Findmine & Zero

    For the November edition of Design Driven, we're honored to welcome a special evening of founder stories, featuring: - Alex Friedman, Founder/CEO, LOLA - Mike Dudas, Founder/CEO, The Block - Michelle Bacharach, Founder/CEO, Findmine - Lilla Cosgrove, Founder/Head of Product, Candid Co. - Joseph Delaney, Mark Goldstein, and Chelsea Atwell, Founders and Partners of Zero NYC *** Get Involved *** Join FirstMark's Talent Network to put your resume in front of 60+ companies with one click. (http://firstmarkcap.com/talent-network/) For early access to events, exclusive content, and additional resources for the Design Driven community, sign up for our mailing list here (http://fmc.vc/dedmailing). *** Event Schedule & Logistics *** - RSVPs will close at 4pm on the day of the event - No walk ins allowed; you must be on the "Yes" list as of that time - Doors open at 5:45pm; security will not let guests in after 6:45pm - Talks kick off at 6:15pm and continue until about 8:00pm - From 8 to 9pm, we host a post-event reception for networking and meeting new friends For those on the waitlist, spots are automatically assigned to the next person in the queue if others change their RSVP to a "No". - Dan (@dfkoz (https://twitter.com/dfkoz)) and Jack (@jackcohenphoto) (https://twitter.com/jackcohenphoto)) *** Thank you! *** Thank you to Design Driven's partners, including our venue partner, BuzzFeed, and our sponsors, SVB (https://www.svb.com/) and True Search (https://truesearch.com/). NOTE FROM BUZZFEED: By attending Design Driven NYC, you agree to the terms of BuzzFeed's Non-Disclosure Agreement, the full text of which is available at: http://bit.ly/2E9sno6. FirstMark disclaims all liability related thereto.

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  • Design Driven NYC (A FirstMark Event) - Mirror, Stash, CoverWallet & More

    For the September edition of Design Driven, we're honored to welcome: - Brynn Putnam, Founder/CEO, Mirror - Claire Goldwitz, VP Product, Stash - Russell Hamilton, Principal, Connection Lab *** Get Involved *** Join FirstMark's Talent Network to put your resume in front of 60+ companies with one click. (http://firstmarkcap.com/talent-network/) For early access to events, exclusive content, and additional resources for the Design Driven community, sign up for our mailing list here (http://fmc.vc/dedmailing). *** Event Schedule & Logistics *** - RSVPs will close at 4pm on the day of the event - No walk ins allowed; you must be on the "Yes" list as of that time - Doors open at 5:45pm; security will not let guests in after 6:45pm - Talks kick off at 6:15pm and continue until about 8:00pm - From 8 to 9pm, we host a post-event reception for networking and meeting new friends For those on the waitlist, spots are automatically assigned to the next person in the queue if others change their RSVP to a "No". - Dan (@dfkoz (https://twitter.com/dfkoz)) and Jack (@jackcohenphoto) (https://twitter.com/jackcohenphoto)) *** Thank you! *** Thank you to Design Driven's partners, including our venue partner, BuzzFeed, and our sponsors, SVB (https://www.svb.com/) and True Search (https://truesearch.com/). NOTE FROM BUZZFEED: By attending Design Driven NYC, you agree to the terms of BuzzFeed's Non-Disclosure Agreement, the full text of which is available at: http://bit.ly/2E9sno6. FirstMark disclaims all liability related thereto.

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  • Design Driven NYC (A FirstMark Event) - Strava, Priceline, WSJ & More

    For the September edition of Design Driven, we're honored to welcome: - Matthew Strom, Design Director, Wall Street Journal - Andrew Crow, VP of Design, Strava - Laura Hahn, Head of Design, Priceline - Jake Appel, Senior Advisor, Behavioral Insights Team (aka the "Nudge Unit") *** Get Involved *** Join FirstMark's Talent Network to put your resume in front of 60+ companies with one click. (http://firstmarkcap.com/talent-network/) For early access to events, exclusive content, and additional resources for the Design Driven community, sign up for our mailing list here (http://fmc.vc/dedmailing). *** Event Schedule & Logistics *** - RSVPs will close at 4pm on the day of the event - No walk ins allowed; you must be on the "Yes" list as of that time - Doors open at 5:45pm; security will not let guests in after 6:45pm - Talks kick off at 6:15pm and continue until about 8:00pm - From 8 to 9pm, we host a post-event reception for networking and meeting new friends For those on the waitlist, spots are automatically assigned to the next person in the queue if others change their RSVP to a "No". - Dan (@dfkoz (https://twitter.com/dfkoz)) and Jack (@jackcohenphoto) (https://twitter.com/jackcohenphoto)) NOTE FROM BUZZFEED: By attending Design Driven NYC, you agree to the terms of BuzzFeed's Non-Disclosure Agreement, the full text of which is available at: http://bit.ly/2E9sno6. FirstMark disclaims all liability related thereto.

  • Special NYC Blend Event: Inclusive Design

    Google NYC

    ***NOTE: This event is at capacity. You are registered for this event if you have received a confirmation from Meetup or Splash. We will send a final note with logistics to all confirmed attendees Sunday evening. *** See the main Splash page at http://nycblendinclusivedesign.splashthat.com/ NYC Blend is a community and event series exploring diversity and inclusion through a variety of lenses. Blend is organized by 70+ VC firms operating in the NYC area. Our September 10th event, held at Google's NYC headquarters, will explore diversity and inclusion from a product and design standpoint. We are welcoming: * Alexis Lloyd, Head of Design Innovation, Automattic * Amanda Johnson, Co-Founder, Mented Cosmetics * Heather Cassano, Head of Product Design, Google * Jimmy Chen, Founder, Propel * KJ Miller, Co-Founder, Mented Cosmetics ...and more, to be announced soon Fundamentally, our goal is to enable leaders in our community to be more thoughtful as they design and build products, and to meaningfully advance the broader conversation around D&I issues in tech.

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