Past Meetup

"Differentiate your Startup with Design!" Co-Office Day & Lunch Workshop

Hosted by Women's Startup Lab

Public group

This Meetup is past

14 people went

Price: $10.00 /per person
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Co-Office Day


Collaboration Meeting & Lunch Workshop

by Carmelita Oguro

- Limited Space: Intimate Network'g & Collaborative Session -


9:00am - Open Office

9:30 - 12:00pm Collaboration & Discussion Meeting

12:00 - 1:30pm Eat and Listen to the Workshop Speaker

1:30 - 4:00 Open Office - Free Working Time & Breakout Meeting

What's Co-Office Day looks like??

1) Collaborative Discussion Meeting

among founders / participants

9:00am - Open Office

9:30 - 12:00n Discussion & Collaboration

It's an open office day for Startup Women to connect and work collaboratively. If you have challenges or ideas that you want to bounce off among fellow members, bring them on! It's a series of facilitated discussion sessions, luncheon speakers, startup founder workshops.

2) Lunch Time Speaker Series


(Lunch Provided! Thank you to Procopio)

1:00-1:30 (Q&A + Mingle)

"Workshop: Differentiating with Design"

By Carmelita Oguro

Numnums (

In building your startup, design will influence how your customers and investors perceive your product and brand. In this workshop, we’ll step through before and after case studies from my product, numnums (, to illustrate the impact of design on some of its key features. We’ll also step through the different types of design and examples of them.

You’ll come out of the workshop with ideas for how you can adopt design for your product and brand as well as actionable ways to engage your design resources more effectively.


Carmelita is passionate about solving problems and applies her data driven mindset, mad organization skills and creativity to solve them.

For the past 10 years, she has led motivated teams to build or improve web products and has implemented analytics systems and reporting to ensure they generated the right customer outcomes.

She co-founded GURO LLC in 2008, a design and technology consulting company that has worked with small (e.g. A2Q2 ( & Jin Wang ( and large clients (e.g. Autodesk & Kodak). Most recently, she combined her love for cooking with her professional background to lead the development of her own product, numnums (, an online website and app that simplifies cooking at home.

Carmelita holds an MBA from San Francisco State University and a Chemistry degree from the University of the Pacific.

3) Open Office Hours

1:30 - 4:00pm

For Your Enjoyment

1) Enjoy having a networking Opportunity

2) Breakout into small groups to discuss issues

and get support,

3) Get to know your fellow members,

4) Work independently, if you wish!

In the afternoon, you can go to:

- Collaboration Room: Stay in the room and network and chat with others or work at your own pace.

- Idea Lab Room: Breakout session with a small group of people, to further discuss your ideas, issues, and to get feedback. 15-20 min

- Focus Lab Room: a quiet room for people to work alone and focus.

- Chatter Lab Room: room to be used for teleconference meetings.

Adviser On Site: a Legal Adviser, Roger Rapport, from Procopio

He'll be available to answer your questions, 1:30pm on.




(including Lunch)

Thank you for our sponsor, Procopio, providing us with the conference room and yummy lunch for everyone.


Our Sponsor

Procopio is a full service law firm, with attorneys in the Emerging Growth & Technology Practice group representing start-ups at all different stages, from formation to exit. Procopio's attorneys are dedicated to understanding the businesses and industries of their clients, and collaborate with them to develop tailored, relevant business and funding strategies. Procopio is one of the largest business law firms in California.