Heddy Stern is a Product Manager at Pivotal Labs in their growing Boston office. She works with start-ups and enterprise clients on how utilize user-research, collaboration, and prioritization techniques to improve their software development process.
Before joining Pivotal, she worked with start-ups and angel investors on various products for the media, music, entertainment, and travel industries. Her first taste of Product Management was at RayV, a video streaming startup acquired by Yahoo in 2014. There, she worked with the "Netflix of Sweden" to create a mobile video app, which turned into the #2 top grossing entertainment app in Sweden. After moving to New York, she joined a group of angel investors at GIV and Silent Labs - leading their unique product development process. She took a break from Product in 2013 and joined the amazing VaynerMedia team, but returned to Product in 2014 to advocate for users and to build things people love. She's a big fan of Kris Bryant, Scandal, and Sour Patch Kids.
Break into Product Management
We will discuss the product management landscape, what the PM role entails, who makes a good PM, and how you can transition into the field.
The "MVP" and Deciding What to Build First
Learn actionable strategies for prioritizing which features to focus on and "what to build first" when launching early-stage tech products, and hear experts share their stories!