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Sunday, March 9 • 3:30pm - 6:00pm
Beyond Ping Pong Tables: Building Better Companies

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A technology entrepreneur, a Wall Street banker turned monk, and a non-profit leader see an unprecedented opportunity for technology startups. That opportunity is not in the products they build, but in the workplaces they create.
At the start of a tech company’s life, everything can seem magical. The founders are best friends, the office is stocked with the requisite ping pong table and kegerator. Strip these symbols of startup life away though, and what’s left are people typing at computers, looking like almost any company in America. Every company, even the massive companies now known for having horrible cultures, began as startups with cultures that were often positive and passionate.
Entrepreneurs must start to think not only about building innovative products but also about building better companies, companies that re-imagine what business looks like and that are epicenters of human wellbeing even as the company grows. This session is about learning how to make that happen.
Three key takeaways from the session will be:
*Tools for thinking through what culture actually means
*Tools to help set the foundation for a new company's culture and values
*Tools for managing values and culture as the company grows
Prerequisites:
- None.
What to Bring:
- Participants should bring a pen and notebook/paper.

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http://schedule.sxsw.com/2014/events/event_IAP19922

Speakers
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Rasanath Das

Exec DirBhakti CenterFrom investment banker on Wall Street to monk in the Bhakti tradition, Rasanath draws his teachings from a rich background of personal and professional experiences. With a Bachelor's in engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (I.I.T) and an M.B.A from... Read More →
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Jessica Lawrence

Exec DirNY Tech MeetupJessica Lawrence is the Executive Director of NY Tech Meetup (NYTM), the largest Meetup in the world and a 37,000-member non-profit organization helping to build a sustainable and diverse technology industry in New York.



Sunday March 9, 2014 3:30pm - 6:00pm
AT&T Conference Center, Classroom 203 1900 University Ave

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