Core Summit 2018

October 16, 2018 12-6p

with a
community celebration 6-8p

Core Summit Agenda

                                                        12:00 –  12:45 PMLunch & Registration
                                                        12:45 –    1:00 PMWelcome and Introduction
                                                        1:00 – 1:35 PMLightning Talks Round 1

  • Jeremy Allaire, CEO Circle: The Tokenization of Everything
  • Tom Bogan, CEO Adaptive Insights: 5 Things I’d do DIfferently Building a Company from Scratch
  • Nataly Kogan, CEO, Happier: The Risks of Overlooking Your Greatest Unrealized Asset
                                                        1:40 – 2:40 PMRound Table Workshops: Session 1

  1. Where’s the Exit? Do We Scale, Sell, or Go Public?
  2. Building A Company in a Space That Doesn’t Exist Yet
  3. Can You Disrupt Your Culture Now? Your Success Depends On It!
                                                        2:45 –  3:15 PMUnderscore Pitch Challenge 
                                                        3:20 –  3:50 PMLightning Talks: Round 2

  • Molly Schonthal, VP Strategy, Salsify: Winning the Customer Experience
  • Jono Bacon, Community Strategy Consultant/Author: The Community Opportunity
  • Matt Weiss, Managing Director, IDEO Co-Lab: How to Build Human-centered Design into Emerging Tech
                                                        4:00 – 5:00 PMRoundtable Workshops: Session 2

  • Building a Community with Impact: Building Value
  • Who Wins with Digital Disruption: Brands or Channels?
  • Designing for the Future: Product or Customer First?
                                                        5:00 – 5:20 PMBreak
                                                        5:20 – 5:30 PMUnderscore Announcements
                                                        5:30 – 6:00 PMAndy Jassy, CEO AWS, Fireside Chat
                                                        6:00 – 8:00PMCocktail Reception

Join Underscore and our Core Community for an Afternoon at the Summit! The 2018 Underscore Core Summit, is a half-day, invite-only conference for founders, CEOs, and tech execs building iconic companies. At the Core Summit, you’ll connect with and learn from the best and brightest entrepreneurial minded crowd from Boston and beyond, share insights with fellow business leaders, and learn in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. This year’s Core Summit is a chance to learn, to share, and to celebrate the hard work and passion you’ve devoted to having an impact on the world – all while continuing to cultivate the supportive, close-knit community that’s become known as the Underscore Core.



Help us find the next generation of tech Rising Stars*

Building on last year’s success of our program for promising leaders, Underscore is holding a Rising Star Summit the morning before the Core Summit to integrate the next generation into our Core Community. Who would you nominate as a Rising Star to join us this year?

*Rising Stars are A+ individuals in the tech community or students (undergrad through grad school) who are already or likely to become tech startup founders or C-level startup execs at some point in the next 5-10 years. It’s not a requirement that they have startup experience, but descriptors that should match these candidates include: exceptional, entrepreneurial, passionate about technology, visionary, and collaborative.

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