Coffee on Us: Customer Discovery and Development
Connect with our mentors over a cup of coffee & Snacks—on us! For the month of September, the hour-long session will gather industry leaders: Kelly Bryant, Luis Andrade, and Maureen Wozniak to discuss the challenges you're facing and questions you have surrounding customer discovery and development. Limited space available! Members only.
Monday September 26, 2022
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (Central Standard Time)
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Kelly enjoys working with early-stage companies and is currently Project Director at Kerosene Ventures, a platform that connects founders with early-stage investors. Kelly spends the majority of her time consulting entrepreneurs all over the country and assesses their fundability as it relates to raising venture capital.
I started my career in the 80s in advertising. I worked for a couple Ad agencies in Brazil before I started my own creative communications agency, focused on advertising, graphic production and consulting. I moved out of advertising and pivoted my company to the then growing Multimedia Software business (games, educational tools and productivity applications in CD-ROM), building a portfolio of over 20 published digital products, distributed and sold across Brazil’s southeast region.
In 2005 I moved to the United States, working as a consultant in Customer Experience, Digital Strategy and Digital Innovation for many Fortune 500 clients. Finally, in 2009, I joined UL to help bring a culture of innovation, customer-centricity and design-thinking to the Information Technology organization.
Maureen Wozniak is the Major Accounts Manager for the Northern Illinois Better Business Bureau. She is an established leader, a proven sales executive, a former business owner, and an inventor. In 2010 Maureen had her own start-up and knows the sweat equity that goes into launching a business.
Her 19 years working with ADP, one of the world’s largest providers of workforce solutions and a Fortune 200 company includes numerous sales awards and notable sales management achievements. Her hope is she might be able to help a start-up with some guidance in understanding how to approach and secure sales to help establish their business.