TECHTALK: Building a Successful, Future-Proof Startup Team

Friday, July 26, 2024 @ 11:00am CT / 4:00pm UTC

This TechTalk will air live on Dell’s LinkedIn. 

The most effective startup teams in the future will be multi-skilled, agile and diverse, and able to embrace change as the business grows. Join us to learn about the top skills needed for the future and how you can start building a future-proof team.

Join to discover:

  • What to look for when making your next hire
  • Ways to use technology to improve diversity in hiring
  • How to foster a more equitable, enjoyable work culture

Join this TechTalk for a chance to win an OptiPlex 7400 All-in-One!

Speakers: Janine Wegner, Global Thought Leadership Strategy at Dell Technologies; Lawton Cummings, General Partner at Capital Factory; and Marlie Andersch, CEO and Founder at rockITdata

About Janine

Janine Wegner is an international marketing leader responsible for Dell Technologies’ global thought leadership strategy to position the company as technology visionary and innovator. Over the past decade, she has set the vision, strategy, and operational direction for many impactful marketing programs across local, regional and global teams. Her experience ranges from digital, social, brand and thought leadership marketing and communications. She also led the strategy for Dell’s entrepreneurship programs and acted as Chief of Staff for the Entrepreneur-in-Residence Office. Prior to Dell, she worked in marketing roles at eBay, Philips International, and start-ups.

Janine is an industry speaker and guest lecturer on topics such as social media, influencer relations, multi-channel marketing and thought leadership. In 2020 and 2023, TopRank Marketing named her one of the Top 20 Influencer Marketing Experts to Follow. Janine holds two Bachelor and three Master degrees from universities across 4 countries. She’s originally from Germany and currently resides in Austin, Texas, USA.

About Lawton

As General Partner at Capital Factory, Lawton sources, negotiates, and directs investments into early stage technology startups. The Capital Factory is known as the “center of gravity for tech entrepreneurs in Texas” and has been the most active early stage investor in Texas for the past 15 years. In addition to investing, Lawton advises the portfolio startups and connects them with other investors, mentors, and customers.

About Marlie

Marlie Andersch is an Air Force Veteran with over 30 years of IT experience. A hard worker with a competitive spirit and a set of core values that have driven her from climbing the corporate ladder at other technology companies to becoming Founder and CEO of rockITdata. rockITdata is a certified woman, minority, and veteran-owned business that provides professional services, management and strategy consulting, and IT development with a focus on data analytics and AI. Established six years ago, Marlie hit the ground running with rockITdata and grew her company to over 175 employees. Through persistence, taking leaps of faith, and following her core values, Marlie has built a business that is deeply rooted in the rockITway. The rockITway is to create “extraordinary impact by doing the right thing by our clients, company, and coworkers,” aligning to core values while always pushing themselves to think differently.

Prior to joining Capital Factory, Lawton was Partner at Notley Ventures where she invested across various sectors, including venture, real estate, and private equity and leveraged profits to fund and operate community-driven initiatives like Philanthropitch and HomeFront. Lawton practiced law in Manhattan and Austin, taught Commercial Law and Responsible Artificial Intelligence, served as the CEO of Austin100, and is proud to perhaps have the singular distinction of having served simultaneously on an ACLU Board of Directors and as a legal analyst for the Fox News Network.

**By attending this event, you are agreeing to accept the terms and agreement for the giveaway of an OptiPlex 7400 All-in-One.**

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Jul 26 2024


11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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