may, 2020

15may10:00 am11:00 amMaking ROOM: The Story Behind Tech’s Favorite Phone Booth


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On May 15th, we’re speaking with Brian Chen, Co-founder and CEO of ROOM, a startup that makes sustainable, well-designed phone booths for offices. ROOM has been listed as one of the world’s most innovative companies in design:2020 by Fast Company, and one of TIME’s best inventions of 2018. You can find ROOM booths in the offices of companies like Nike, Amazon, Uber, and more.

Join us at 10 am as we discuss how he’s built ROOM and all of the challenges and opportunities in the space. We’ll also discuss what it was like developing a physical product for businesses, and what he thinks the modern workplace will look like in the months/years ahead.

About our guest

Brian Chen is the CEO and co-founder of ROOM, where he’s reimagining the modern workplace with affordable, sustainable and simple solutions. Brian is no stranger to open plan environments, having spent the majority of his career working with and advising tech startups, where he routinely found himself exposed to constant noise and distraction.

A Y Combinator alum, Brian was a founding member of Bluesmart, a smart luggage company that pioneered a new category of connected consumer travel accessories. Brian’s background is deeply rooted in the technology startup scene, where he’s developed a keen eye on how to build companies, scale growth alongside company culture, explore new business models and seize opportunity in emerging industries.

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(Friday) 10:00 am - 11:00 am