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May Product Council (Featuring The Skimm)

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Price: $10.00 /per person

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Our next Product Council event will take place on Tuesday, May 24th @ Pivotal Labs in NYC. This event will feature Dheerja Kaur, Head of Product at theSkimm and Benjy Boxer, Co-founder of Parsec. See below for more details...

Event details:

6:30 Doors Open
6:45 Food Served / Networking
7:05 Event Kickoff
7:15 Product Council w/ Benjy Boxer (LinkedIn (
8:00 Break / Networking
8:10 Product Talk by Dheerja Kaur (LinkedIn (

Featured Product: theSkimm (

Our featured speaker this month is Dheerja Kaur, Head of Product @theSkimm, a multi-platform audience company that is one of the fastest-growing startups in New York. They've redefined the morning routine with their email newsletter, the Daily Skimm, by delivering news and information with a distinctive voice. They have built an audience of over 3.5 million daily subscribers and a hyper-engaged community of over 13k Skimm'bassadors. In addition to the Daily Skimm, theSkimm recently launched a new product on iOS, Skimm Ahead, that makes it easier to be smarter about the future by integrating information about upcoming events directly into your calendar.

• TechCrunch: theSkimm expands beyond newsletters with Skimm Ahead, a subscription calendar service (link to article (

• Vogue: Calling All Skimmers! TheSkimm Launches a New App for Your iPhone Calendar (link to article (

Product Teardown: Parsec

Benjy Boxer, Co-founder of Parsec Benjy Boxer was the Director of Product Strategy at NewsCred, which is the leading enterprise SaaS Content Marketing software company. In his role as the Director of Product Strategy, Benjy was responsible for setting the long-term plan and strategic direction of the products NewsCred offers. A couple months ago, he left NewsCred to co-founded Parsec, a technology company trying to disrupt the way people access software. In addition to his responsibilities at Parsec, Benjy teaches product management at General Assembly and writes about media and technology for

Product Council: TBA

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What is the Product Council?

The Product Council provides startups and existing companies a fresh new outlet for critical feedback, ideation, and improvement of their products. Each month an audience of product makers (design, dev, etc.) and founders gather to learn valuable lessons and insights from experienced product owners as they dive deep into the challenge, success and failure of product design. This is no demo or pitch, rather it’s an open examination of how to execute an idea.

Join us this month for your opportunity to exchange product stories, network, and learn valuable lessons from seasoned product veterans.

“I want to reiterate how much I enjoy Product Council events. You guys consistently host quality Meetups.” -Brandon

“The Meetup was excellent. In learning about practical approaches to product management, I'm able to better utilize my own product management toolbox to further develop an effective, productive and efficient product management system for our company. Thanks and I look forward to future Product Council meetups.” - Eric

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Ever wonder what it’s like to actually sit on the Product Council? Look no further, one of our product council members documented his experience here, “Ouch, Product Feedback” (

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