Lightbulb to Launch: From Idea to Action Event
6

Wednesday, 6 November

6 8 pm CST

GA Chicago @ Rocketmiles

641 W Lake St.
Chicago, IL 60611
FREE!
Regular Ticket

In Partnership With:

Rocketmiles logo

Questions? Read our FAQs

Lightbulb to Launch: From Idea to Action Event | November 6

Sasha Korobko Photo


Director of QA and Lead for Women Empowerment and Education, Rocketmiles

Jay Hoffmann Photo


Co-Founder, Rocketmiles

Kirk Lashley Photo


CTO, Rocketmiles

6

Wednesday, 6 November

6 8 pm CST

GA Chicago @ Rocketmiles

641 W Lake St.
Chicago, IL 60611
FREE!
Regular Ticket

In Partnership With:

Rocketmiles logo

Questions? Read our FAQs

About This Event

In the age of technological innovation and endless possibilities we strive to make our dreams come true like never before. But it’s not always clear where and how to start. Join us for a panel where we’ll share tips and tricks that will bring you one step closer to launching your idea. Taking your idea from inception to succession can be overwhelming. We hope to help you simplify that process and get started on the right path.

We'll learn more about:

  • I have an idea, now what?
  • How to pitch an idea and get a buy-in.
  • I don’t have the right connections. How do I expand my network?
  • Who should I have on my team?

About the Panelists

Sasha Korobko Photo

Director of QA and Lead for Women Empowerment and Education,
Rocketmiles

Sasha Korobko is Director of QA and the lead for Women Empowerment and Education at Rocketmiles. With over a decade of experience in software development, Rocketmiles allows her to fulfill her passions for technology and travel. Sasha leads a variety of different diversity programs at Rocketmiles including recruiting, education, and mentorship initiatives and works hard every day to make Rocketmiles a great place to work with equal opportunity for all.

Jay Hoffmann Photo

Co-Founder,
Rocketmiles

Jay Hoffmann is the co-founder of Rocket Travel. Before doing that, he contributed to the birth of new businesses at Group, new products at United and speculative technologies at Motorola. His curiosity has also brought him to contribute at Chicago Public Schools, college football analytics, macroeconomic research, digital photography and frozen custard stands. At Rocket, Jay tends to focus on the commercial side of the business. He has also enjoyed building the team and culture of the joint, where we strive to fund a million extra vacations for our customers by end of 2020.

Kirk Lashley Photo

CTO,
Rocketmiles

Kirk is the CTO of Rocket Travel. He's no stranger to Chicago's tech scene, as co-founder of WeDeliver an on-demand delivery startup in Chicago, past organizer of Startup Weekend, alum of Techstars Chicago and advisor to several startups in the Chicagoland area. He lives at the crossroads of technology, design, faith and entrepreneurship. He is also a startup and entrepreneurship protagonist for the Caribbean, mentoring entrepreneurs from his home island of Trinidad. At Rocket Kirk is leading the growth of our engineering team and scaling our products with an incredible group of engineers at his side.

About Our Partners

Rocketmiles

At Rocketmiles (Booking Holdings Company), we help our customers earn loyalty rewards through hotel bookings so they can travel more. Though each employee comes with their own story, we're united above all in our love of travel. We're a group of energetic, web-savvy, creative, and analytical individuals with a track record for building new businesses from scratch. We're aiming for the stars.

Refund Policy

We understand that, sometimes, plans change. If you can no longer make it to a class or workshop, please email us at least 7 days before the scheduled event date. No refunds will be given to cancellations made within a week of the class or workshop.

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