Session Title: Early-Stage Growth Strategies: What you may not be thinking about, but probably should. Last year, CloudHealth Technologies CTO and Founder Joe Kinsella spoke about how to convert an initial concept into a viable technology, and the process of ideating along the way. This year, you’ll get the CEO take on how a business leader lays the groundwork for successful growth. In this session, CloudHealth Technologies CEO and Co-founder Dan Phillips will unpack the misleadingly simple concept of “growth,” drawing upon learnings gleaned from decades of entrepreneurship and real-world business experience. Attendees will learn what works, what doesn’t, and what you may not be thinking about in the early stages…but probably should be. Dan will dig into the thought process underlying a multitude of critical decisions, including the following: ● How do you attract top talent and build out a team early on? What selection method goes into making these crucial early hires? ● How do you encourage the iterative, creative process while still imposing an established framework for building product, marketing to customers, and closing a sale? ● What technology, processes and systems must be put in place to maintain efficiency and productivity? ● How do you effectively scale during periods of hyper growth? ● Where do intangibles -- like culture -- fall with respect to measurable results, such as sales numbers? ● What unforeseen challenges arise during periods of peak transformation? CloudHealth Technologies is a workplace that emphasizes creativity and innovation. We aren’t looking to improve a market…we want to fundamentally disrupt it. In working to eliminate the complexity of cloud management for the world’s largest cloud customers, we’ve become one of the fastest growing tech companies in Boston and have begun expansion on a global level. Join this session if you want to receive candid advice from a serial entrepreneur, learn what it takes to set the stage for future success early on, and hear strategies for undergoing rapid growth (and transformation).
Lunch will be provided! Suggested Audience: Startup founders, product managers, tech-focused entrepreneurs and college graduates who are interested in learning what it is like to build a business from the ground up.