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If you’re an early-stage startup preparing to grow, there’s a simple model you can use to measure your readiness. Beth Devin, strategic advisor at HearstLab and a former executive at Citi, Silicon Valley Bank, Charles Schwab and Turner Broadcasting, breaks down the 6 questions every early-stage founder should answer on the desirability, feasibility and viability of their growth plan.
Register at Founders Network for advice on:
- Sizing up the pain point you’re solving for
- Ensuring your solution is intuitive and understandable
- Assessing the technology and talent needed to execute
- Evaluating your growth plan in a specific marketplace
- Testing the market constantly to pivot when needed
Beth Devin is an innovation leader, digital disruptor, and technology executive who likes to call herself a “Tech Whisperer”. Currently she is working with the HearstLab which is on a mission to direct more funding and services to female entrepreneurs.
Previously, Beth has held CIO, CTO and Managing Director roles at large enterprises such as Citi, Silicon Valley Bank, Charles Schwab and Turner Broadcasting. Beth also has experience building businesses, products and teams from the ground up at digital companies and startups, including Blackhawk Network, Art.com, and Manilla.com. Beth is known for her ability to build and lead technology teams while keeping the business strategy and goals at the forefront.
Beth started her career as a software developer, systems analyst and DBA. She received her BS in Computer Science from San Francisco State University and was an International Women’s Forum (IWF) Leadership fellow. She is passionate about increasing the number of women in STEM careers and regularly mentors women taking charge of their career journey.
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