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Building a Better Startup

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Eren Koont
Ordway Labs, Head of Marketing

Forged by a deep understanding of the heartbeat of a business – billing and finance – the Ordway platform is now automating billing and revenue recognition for a diverse set of companies across the world in healthcare, real estate, logistics, retail, technology, finance, non-profit, performance management, and media industries.

Kestrel Linder
GiveCampus, Co-founder and CEO

GiveCampus is the world's leading social fundraising and engagement platform for non-profit educational institutions. The company partners with nearly 1,000 colleges, universities, and K-12 schools to advance the quality, the affordability, and the accessibility of education by providing software, services, and expertise that help schools raise more money, from more people, at a fraction of the cost of other fundraising methods.

Michelai Graham
Technically Media, Technical.ly DC Market Editor

Michelai Graham has been serving as the Technical.ly DC Market Editor for the past two years and she's also a freelance technology reporter. She has a master's degree in investigative reporting from American University, where she began reporting on cyber and tech news. Originally from Sacramento, Graham covered arts and culture in Lansing, Michigan, while studying at Michigan State University where she earned a degree in journalism and in film.

Zoe Sharp
Optoro, VP, Deputy General Counsel & Interim Head of Talent & Culture

Optoro is a DC-based tech company that is transforming the way retail brands manage and optimize returned inventory. Using proprietary technology and data science, Optoro’s returns optimization platform efficiently routes all returned goods to the best channel, thereby reducing financial, operational, and environmental waste, and broadly making retail more sustainable.


Join us for a panel discussion on Building a Better Startup: Presented by Technical.ly DC and GiveCampus. Learn from leaders at fast-growth startups on the most important aspects of building your team, advice on shifting strategy, and recruiting/retention strategies. This panel will be moderated by Michelai Graham, Technical.ly DC Market Editor.

Hear insights from experts on:

  • How to build your team
  • Initiatives during COVID-19 that keep your company happy and motivated
  • Lessons on recruiting with a focus on remote work
  • Staying mission-focused in 2020 and beyond


Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_OpSHScwCQJuAAJt5hXc4tQ