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The IO Summit Is Arriving Soon

The IO Summit is in Lincoln on October 20-22.  The speakers are off-the-charts.  They include local heroes, venture capitalists, and some insightful innovators from around the country. Here’s a quick hit on three people who are coming to Lincoln to speak: Larissa Maranhao was the first employee at Fintech unicorn – BREX. She has had…

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The IO Summit is in Lincoln on October 20-22.  The speakers are off-the-charts.  They include local heroes, venture capitalists, and some insightful innovators from around the country.

Here’s a quick hit on three people who are coming to Lincoln to speak:

  1. Larissa Maranhao was the first employee at Fintech unicorn – BREX. She has had incredible experience in a startup that has grown to be very large.  In a recent interview she said : “I have worn a lot of hats with Brex in our work together. I started doing financial projections and other avenues of work before we even had customers before shifting into product and regulation, studying licenses and intensive studies of banks. Then I went into recruiting, mostly technical engineers, until we hired an official recruiter to find the top talent. Upon making this hire, I became the first full-time sales person and trained the first two sales hires before moving onto customer support and grew the support team to six people.” Wow!
  2. Zainab Gahiyali is a Product Lead for Airbnb. Here is a link to her speech at Tedx Emory where she disputes some of the traditional ways that women in technology are covered in the press: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oouFt0uEblY.  Her perspective is definitely needed at a conference with entrepreneurs and corporate innovators.
  3. Fernando Garibay is an artist, record producer, songwriter, DJ, and entrepreneur. He is the official musical director of Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Ball and the producer of her Born This Way album. On his personal tumblr blog, he was interviewed and described his beginning: “I started making techno tracks in my bedroom when I was 15/16. I would record at home on a 4-track or in the school studio – just whatever equipment I could get hold of I would use. I made beats and submitted them to labels. Techno was big in LA at the time and there were a few local independent dance labels that were putting out vinyl and CDs, largely for record pools and DJs. A lot of my older friends were DJs – I would look at the vinyls and CDs, get the names of the labels, get the mailing list and just send them tracks on CD. Eventually I got some responses and that’s how I got my foot in the door – just hustling basically.” He has a wildly different perspective from many who will be at the conference and that’s the point.

Silicon Prairie News is working the IO Summit to provide quick hits leading up to the event and longer summaries of the speakers.  Our goal is to help our readers get the vibe of what it means to be an entrepreneur or corporate innovator through the IO Summit.  But, if you would rather hear for yourself, please register for the conference at www.theiosummit.com.

 

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