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With Maximus Yaney (Founder/CEO, Kangaroo), Greg Davidson (CEO, Lalo), Lukasz Mosakowski (Product Mgr Search, Oscar Health).
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 06:30 PM   $25
Alley Chelsea, 119 W 24th St, 2nd Fl


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You've got to start with the customer experience & work back toward the technology, not the other way around. - Steve Jobs
An amazing customer experience is undoubtedly a substantial competitive advantage for startups.
Even more so when it comes to B2C startups where there are several competitors & similar products for any niche. In many cases, an early-stage B2C startup may struggle to compete on price, or features, but they can win out by focusing on customer service.
And when founders make customer experience core to their business, they'll find themselves netting several benefits: revenue (happy customers will keep coming back), marketing (they'll tell their friends), & product development (you'll learn what the best & worst parts of your product are).
Join us as we discuss customer experience, & what it takes to build out a thoughtful strategy that makes sure your company leaves the best impression on your customers at every touchpoint. We'll cover

Creating a customer experience strategy
Collecting feedback on your product & iterating
Handling complaints
Leveraging customer experience for marketing, sales, product, & more
Measuring the effectiveness of your service
Designing a user-centric product

About the panelists

Maximus Yaney, Co-founder & CEO of Kangaroo -Maximus Yaney is a serial entrepreneur, engineer, & avid inventor with oneIPO & an exit to Google.He co-founded Mohawk & was Founder, CEO, & CTO of Titan Aerospace. Maximus' latest venture is Kangaroo, which seeks to make home security affordable & accessible for all. Maximus Yaney has a deep passion for building things & loves to experiment, fail fast, learn, & repeat.
Greg Davidson, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer at Lalo - Leveraging years of leadership & operational experience, Greg is focused on Lalo's growth & establishing the infrastructure needed to scale the brand. Prior to founding Lalo, Greg held leadership positions at various tech companies through rapid expansion, including Head of Sales & Partnerships at Artsy. He was also one of the first five employees at WayUp, a leading career placement platform. Greg graduated from Northeastern University & lives in Manhattan with his wife, Nikki, & dog, Monte.
LukaszMosakowski, Group Product Manager of Search at Oscar Health - Lukasz leads the evolution of Oscar's search products & infrastructure. Before Oscar, Lukasz worked at Etsy where he led the marketplace's structured data strategy to improve search & discovery. Prior to Etsy, he worked on incubating new businesses & products in auto, finance & media at Neo Innovation & as a member of ESPN's Innovation (Advanced Product Development) Team. Lukasz studied mechanical engineering & physics at Princeton University where he also spent several years developing emerging 3-D audio technology & hardware.

6:30 - 6:50: Drinks & Networking6:50 - 7:50: Panel7:50 - 8:15: Audience Q&A8:15 - 9:00: More Drinks & Networking

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