How To Build the Future with Jeffrey Cripe, Founder & CEO Cargo
Dec
5
6:00 PM18:00

How To Build the Future with Jeffrey Cripe, Founder & CEO Cargo

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From one coast our hearts are with you, California. The proceeds from this event will be donated to Americares, to support the wildfire relief efforts.

Join us for our next fireside chat with Jeffrey Cripe, as he takes us through the innovation behind Cargo, and how to build the future. There will also be a moderated Q&A, refreshments, and tons of tactical insight! (You must bring a valid ID to enter)

Jeffrey Cripe the Founder and CEO of Cargo, a startup that strives to upgrade the rideshare experience with affordable access to daily essentials and discovery goods, while celebrating the driver. It works by giving drivers free boxes, filled with products like snacks, cosmetics, and phone chargers, to sell to passengers from the center of the car console. Drivers receive a cut of each sale and typically see higher ratings. Since launching in 2017, Cargo is now in over 12,000 cars, has an exclusive partnership with Uber, and works top CPG brands, like Kellogg’s, Mars, and Red Bull to distribute their products. To date, Cargo has raised $29.4M in funding (completed Series-A this past September led by Peter Thiel's Founders Fund), as they look to scale their in-car commerce service into new markets. Besides being a Techstars alum and mentor, Jeffrey was an early Birchbox employee and recently made the 2019 Forbes 30 Under 30 list!

In our chat with Jeffrey, we’ll be deep diving into:

  • The early days at Cargo

  • How he approached investors, and what he learned after raising a $22.5M Series A

  • Cargo’s partnerships with Uber, Snapchat, Coca-Cola, and other companies

  • How Cargo is leveraging data to help both brands and drivers

  • Marketing tactics that allow Cargo’s fleet to grow 40% month over month

  • Expansion into new markets

  • The future of autonomous ridesharing vehicles, and what that means for Cargo

Show Flow:

6:00 - 6:15: Networking and Refreshments

6:15 - 6:45: Fireside chat with Jeffrey Cripe

6:45 - 7:15: Moderated Q&A

7:15 - 7:30: Closing and Networking

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Building Brands That People Love with Demetri Karagas, Co-Founder Keeps
Nov
8
6:30 PM18:30

Building Brands That People Love with Demetri Karagas, Co-Founder Keeps

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Get ready for our next fireside chat with Demetri Karagas, as he takes us through his journey building Keeps and the brand behind it! There will also be a moderated Q&A, refreshments, and tons of tactical insight. (You must bring a valid ID to enter)

Demetri Karagas is the Co-Founder of Keeps, a consumer-friendly brand focused exclusively on helping men keep their hair. The full-service healthcare company sells men’s hair loss prevention medications direct-to-consumer through a subscription-based model, while also providing digital access to a network of doctors. Founded in 2017, Keeps is the first brand from Thirty Madison, which is rebuilding the healthcare experience for modern consumers, and has raised a total $22.8M in funding (completed $15M Series A this past October). Besides being an ex-Google employee, Demetri previously founded Get Maid, which was acquired by Homejoy in 2014.

We’ll be deep diving into:

  • The early days at Keeps

  • Raising seed funding, and what he learned after raising a $15M Series A

  • Lessons learned from Get Maid that he's brought to Keeps

  • Working with a brand agency, and the importance of branding for D2C startups

  • How they used their brand to change the unsexy conversation around hair loss

  • Marketing tactics (How the company is growing 50% month over month)

  • What’s next for Thirty Madison

Show Flow:

6:30 - 6:45: Refreshments and Networking

6:45 - 7:15: Fireside chat with Demetri Karagas

7:15 - 7:45: Moderated Q&A

7:45 - 8:00: Closing and Networking

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The Early Days of Building a Startup with Maximus Yaney, Co-Founder & CEO Kangaroo
Sep
18
6:00 PM18:00

The Early Days of Building a Startup with Maximus Yaney, Co-Founder & CEO Kangaroo

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Join us for a fireside chat with Maximus Yaney as he takes us through the early days of his most recent startup, Kangaroo! There will also be a moderated Q&A, refreshments, and tons of tactical insight! (You must bring a valid ID to enter)

Maximus Yaney is the Co-Founder & CEO of Kangaroo, a startup that aims to make this world a safer place through super simple, smartphone-monitored, home security products. Founded in early 2018, Kangaroo has already built a 30 person team, that was able to launch both a hardware and software product within 90 days. To date, the startup has raised $4.4M in their seed round, as they look towards expanding their product line to provide a holistic home security experience. Before Kangaroo, Maximus was the Founder & CEO of Titan Aerospace (Acquired by Google in 2014) and the Co-Founder of Mohawk, an e-commerce solutions provider.

In our chat with Maximus, we’re excited to discuss:

  • The actual steps in starting Kangaroo

  • How he approached investors and secured seed fundraising

  • Launching a hardware and software product in 90 days

  • Marketing tactics for your first product

  • The importance of simplicity in their products and everything product design

  • The future of smart-home tech and home security

Show Flow:

6:00 - 6:15: Refreshments and Networking

6:15 - 6:45: Fireside chat with Maximus Yaney

6:45 - 7:15: Moderated Q&A

7:15 - 7:30: Closing and Networking

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Building Products for the Future with Ajay Yadav, Founder & CEO Roomi
Aug
9
6:30 PM18:30

Building Products for the Future with Ajay Yadav, Founder & CEO Roomi

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Endvr Central is hosting our first event! Join us to hear from Ajay Yadav, one of the leading entrepreneurs, as he speaks on topics that can help entrepreneurs and startups at any stage. There will also be a moderated Q&A, refreshments, and networking opportunities. (You must bring a valid ID to enter)

Ajay Yadav is the Founder & CEO of Roomi, a peer-to-peer marketplace making it safer and easier to find room rentals, sublets, and roommates. He has guided Roomi through its debut in New York and expansion to several major cities across North America. To date, the mobile platform has raised $17M, as they continue to add new markets. In 2017, Ajay was selected as one of Forbes magazine’s 30 Under 30.

In our chat with Ajay, we’re excited to discuss:

  • What the early days were like

  • Their revenue strategy

  • How they grew their user base (to over 1 million people) and created a community

  • Expansion into new markets

  • How trust is shaping startups, especially in the Sharing Economy

  • New York Real Estate and Shared Housing

Show Flow:

6:30 - 7:00: Registration, Networking, and Drinks
7:00 - 7:30: Fireside Chat with Ajay Yadav
7:30 - 8:00: Moderated Q&A
8:00 - 8:30: Closing and Networking

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