Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Alexa Von Tobel on Building Through Uncertainty

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Tuesday, October 27th, 2020

Slow Family,

This week we're excited to bring up two more entrepreneurs from the Slow network to the "stage" to talk through some of their learnings from building successful companies in LearnVest & Citizen. 

On Wednesday, Alexa Von Tobel, the founder and managing partner of Inspired Capital & former founder and CEO of LearnVest, will talk through her experience succesfully launching and growing LearnVest during the '08 recession.
Alexa Von Tobel 
Building Through Uncertainty
Wednesday, October 28th at 1:30p PST / 4:30p EST
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2020 has been one of the most volatile years in recent history and especially challenging for founders to navigate. Sam will be chatting with Alexa Von Tobel, who will share her learnings from launching LearnVest during the '08 recession. All proceeds benefit Every Mother Counts

This Friday, we'll be bringing up Andrew Frame, the founder and CEO of the leading community safety app Citizen, to talk through the future community driven safety & what the future holds for this rapidly growing category. 

Andrew Frame
The Future of Community Safety
Friday, October 30th at 10:00a PST / 1:00p EST
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We have seen an explosion of community engagement this year around safety and awareness. One platform that has been critical in this moment is public safety app Citizen. Sam will be co hosting a conversation with Andrew Frame, Founder and CEO of Citizen, about his vision for the future of community-driven safety. All proceeds benefit the Newark Community Street Team.

On the Slow Speaker Series

Slow is hosting a series of interesting conversations with founders in our network and friends in the community. These are meant to be live discussions with participants on zoom, casual, informative, and fun. To keep things small-ish, each event we ask for a $10 contribution that goes to the charity of the speaker's choice.  


Next Upcoming Scheduled Events 

Milana Lewis: Rethinking Artists Rights
Wednesday, November 4th @ 1:00p PST/ 4:00p EST

What? Kanye West recently surfaced artist rights as a major issue for the industry, but large labels have always held a monopoly on financing artists' careers. Will & Sam will be interviewing Milana Lewis, founder and CEO of Stem, on some of the ways the industry is evolving to flip this dynamic and empower the artist. 

Charity? Make a Wish Foundation

Bianca Gates: Thoughts on Modern Retail
Friday, November 6th @ 12:30p PST/ 3:30p EST

What? Over the past decade, standalone e-commerce brands have paved a new model for retail that has only been accelerated in the past year. I will be interviewing Bianca Gates, the Co-founder and CEO of Birdies, on some of her learnings and thoughts about the model for modern retail.  

Charity? Step Up

All the best,

Sam & The Slow Team


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