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Thursday Gathering 8/15

August 15 @ 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

Growing Up Great! is the theme for August. This month will include a wide variety of topics that focus on the concept of growing oneself, ideas/visions, and businesses. Some possible sessions include grit, the power of play, and EdTech.

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3:30-4:30 Strategy & Planning for Commercial Launch Success in Pharma and Biotech w/ Hettie Stroebel | What You Will Learn: Status of launch excellence in Pharma and Biotech / Foundational imperatives for commercial launch success / How to organize internally in order to be optimally prepared for launch / The market and customer insights that are crucial for defining the launch strategy and plan / Innovative ways of efficiently engaging stakeholders and maximize launch & lifecycle management

4:30-5:30 How to Setup Your Company: Startup Tax and Accounting w/ Andy Cherry, Steve Golub, and Ross Reiter  | In this session, we’ll look at the nuts and bolts of setting your company from a startup tax and accounting perspective.

4:30-5:30 The Lone Genius Myth and Other Stories from the Startup Trenches: a fireside chat w/ Orly Zeewy and Ethan Bresnahan | In this fireside chat, we will explore lessons learned from a student startup, what it takes to bring an idea from concept to a viable business and how to build the DNA of your startup.

5:30-6:30  Maximizing Your Thursday Gathering Experience w/ Venture Café Ambassador | This session is for those new to Venture Café to hear about the resources, opportunities and programming offered, have someone ask them about what they are looking to get by attending, and potentially connect them to the right person or, at least, place them on the right path.

5:30-6:30 How to Get Your Business in Inc. and Forbes in One Year w/ Johnathan Grzybowski | Hear from one of the fastest growing private companies according to Inc. about how they not only got featured but scaled their business from 0 to 50+ employees in one year.

6:30-7:30 Three Dimensional Chess w/ Thaddeus Bartkowski| Thaddeus Bartkowski has made a career out of dominating a space nobody is playing in yet. Crystal Ball? Not quite. His business successes have all started by finding opportunities to do something right to solve a problem that no one else is solving. In his talk, however, he’ll relate how it isn’t enough to see the problem or opportunity. You need to anticipate the future and play “three dimensional chess” to develop the structure and process to effectuate change.



August 15
3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Venture Cafe
3675 Market St., 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
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