Products That Count is a network of product managers and innovators. If you want to be the first to hear about new programs, sign up for our newsletter at productsthatcount.com TOPIC: Amperity fmr Product Lead on Building From Idea To Business Every great company starts with an idea or "ah hah" moment that inspires the next big thing to become a reality. That said, you also need to focus on making a decision on how to move forward. Brainstorming sessions are great - but you need to make sure that you're selecting the right idea that provides tangible value. How do you sift through the whiteboard / sticky notes to find the "best idea" - and most importantly, what steps must be taken to turn an idea into a business? Amperity fmr. Product Lead Mona Akmal talks about building companies from zero to one and going from idea to business - including the three essential workstreams that will ensure success and validating demand before you build a product. About The Speaker: Mona Akmal is currently the CEO of Mad Alice - a startup that focuses on Mona's three passions (art, storytelling & technology). Prior to starting Mad Alice, she led the product team at Amperity - driving product/market fit for the company's first product and later building its first enterprise solution. In addition, she held product leadership roles at Zulily and Code.org. Mona also worked at Microsoft for a decade - leading product teams focused on SkyDrive and security services. Mona currently lives in Seattle. AGENDA:-5.50pm: Doors Open6.30pm: Welcome & Introductions6.35pm: Session Begins (6.45pm: doors close)7.20pm: Shoutouts7.35pm: Networking & Fun8.00pm: Event Ends PERKS & HAPPINESS:-Yummy dinner from local favorites - on us, of course! We also share discounts and freebies in our newsletter. Products That Count is a non-profit organization. If for any reason you can't make it to our event or didn't like it, email us and we'll be happy to refund your money. Please try to do it early so that someone on the waitlist can take your spot. Please note this event will be recorded and we reserve the right to share attendee information with our partners. Venue Details: Mixpanel HQ, 1008 Western Avenue, #400 (Enter building off Western, Main entrance), Seattle 98104, United States. Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Category: Classes / Courses | Professional Training | Meetup & Networking | Startups. Sub-Categories:Conferences | Engineering & Technology | Technology,Classes / Courses | Professional Training | Meetup & Networking. Artists / Speakers: Mona Akmal. Tickets: https://go.evvnt.com/489035-0?pid=5569 Prices:Early bird: USD 12.44,General: USD 17.75.