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With Marc Tarpenning (Co-Founder, Tesla Motors).
Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at 06:00 PM   $25
Intuit, 2600 Casey Ave, Bldg 9
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Join us as Tesla Motors cofounder Marc Tarpenningshares the story of the Tesla Roadster & his advice on How to Develop Products When Iteration is Hard.
Entering the market with a new product is always difficult, but how do you do it in a new category with a product like a car, that can't be iterated on quickly? Marc will discuss how he approached this problem in the early days of Tesla Motors.
Marc will share the origin story of Tesla's first product, the Tesla Roadster, along with a few baby pictures of the process. You'll find Marc's advice especially relevant if you work in hardware, physical products, or other product categories where rapid iteration is a challenge.
Join us for dinner, a great talk, & inspiring conversations.
About Marc Tarpenning

Marc Tarpenning was the cofounder & VP of Electrical Engineering at Tesla Motors. Before Tesla, Marc was the VP of Engineering at Packet Design. Marcdeveloped the early, popular Rocket ebook readeras cofounder of NuvoMedia, which was acquired by Gemstar/TV Guide. Marc has also been an Entreprenuer in Residence at the Mayfield Fund.
Since Tesla, Marc has been very involved with education.He was a publicly elected school board member of Woodside Elementary School District for nine years. He is also a board member/advisor at Innovate Public Schools, Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology, Clearpath Robotics, UC Berkeley's SkyDeck, the Nueva School, & Foothill College's Science Learning Institute.
Raffle Prizes
After Marc's talk,we'll be giving away several copies of a relevant book.
6:00 to 6:30: Check-in & networking over dinner6:30 to 8:00: Marc's talk plus Q&A8:00 to 8:30: Prize raffle followed by networking
Note: tickets are non-refundable.
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