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The Magic Fit - the BPMA 2014 Gala Event
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Launch into 2014 with the BPMA’s annual gala event. This year’s event will include cocktails, networking, dinner, and of course a fabulous keynote presentation by venture capitalist and Harvard Business School Professor Jeff Bussgang. Jeff will share the latest developments out of Silicon Valley, such as Customer Discovery and Lean Start-Up, and how they’re turning the world of product management upside down.

1/16/2014
When: January 16, 2014
Cocktails and networking begin at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Boston Museum of Science
1 Science Park
Boston, Massachusetts  02114
United States


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BPMA 2014 Gala Event

"The Magic Fit"

Start out 2014 at the BPMA annual gala event. This exciting evening event will include cocktails, networking, dinner, and a fabulous keynote presentation. The BPMA had a banner year in 2013 and broadened its audience and appeal through the new Product Executive’s Forum and the Practitioners Workshops Series, and attendance at BPMA monthly events shot up! Join us at the Gala as we introduce our 2014 events calendar, which will continue to feature a variety of current product management experts and thought leaders.

The science of product management has evolved radically in the last few years. Silicon Valley principles – such as Customer Discovery and Lean Start-Up – are rippling through organizations, transforming how products are conceived and built in companies large and small. As the keynote speaker, venture capitalist and Harvard Business School Professor Jeff Bussgang will share the implications of these new techniques and how they’re turning the world of product management upside down.

The evening will feature:

  • Private pre-event networking and Science Magic show for Premiere ticket holders
  • General networking and cocktails
  • An incredible sit-down dinner catered by the Boston Museum of Science’s Wolfgang Puck Catering
  • Presentation of 2013 Year in Review and introduction of BPMA 2014 event calendar
  • Keynote speaker Jeffrey Bussgang, general partner, Flybridge Capital Partners

Keynote Presentation:

The science of product management has evolved radically in the last few years. Silicon Valley principles – such as Customer Discovery and Lean Start-Up – are rippling through organizations, transforming how products are conceived and built in companies large and small. Venture capitalist and Harvard Business School Professor Jeff Bussgang will share the implications of these new techniques and how they’re turning the world of product management upside down.

 View Jeff's presentation from the event: The Magic Fit - the BPMA 2014 Gala Event



Timeline for the evening:

5:45 p.m. Special pre-event networking and electricity show (for Premiere ticket holders only)
6:30 p.m. Cocktails and open networking
7:15 p.m. Dinner served
7:45 p.m. BPMA expansion presentation
8:00 p.m. Keynote presentation


Cost:

  • $75 per Individual ticket
  • $100 per Premiere ticket (includes private pre-event Science Magic Show and exclusive networking time with speaker and event sponsors)
  • $725 for a table of 10 Individual ticket holders
  • $900 for a table of 10 Premiere ticket holders

Parking:

Parking for this event is FREE with validation in the Museum of Science parking garage. Please bring your ticket into the event for validation.

Inquires regarding the event may be sent to: Petra Lehman at plehman@bostonproducts.org


 

Keynote Speaker: Jeffrey Bussgang

General Partner, Flybridge Capital Partners

 

 

Jeff Bussgang is a general partner at Flybridge Capital Partners, an early stage venture capital fund in Boston and New York City, and a senior lecturer at Harvard Business School where he teaches a class on entrepreneurship and lean startups called Launching Technology Ventures. Jeff was previously an entrepreneur, initially starting as a product manager at e-commerce pioneer Open Market (IPO 1996) and then later serving on the executive team as vice president of marketing and business development. After Open Market, Jeff co-founded and served as president and chief operating officer of Upromise, the college savings loyalty program (acquired by Sallie Mae in 2006). Jeff is the author of Mastering the VC Game and writes a popular blog on the startup ecosystem called SeeingBothSides. He holds a BA in Computer Science from Harvard University and an MBA from Harvard University.



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