About The Talk
Many startups and founders have been focusing on “community” around their products — it’s a way to build camaraderie and support from some of your most loyal customers, and when it’s done well, it helps your customers grow alongside you.
We’re very excited to dive into how to build a successful and engaged community with Anita Hossain, Co-founder of The Grand, a platform to discover small group coaching and conversations to navigate life and work transitions. She previously was The Head of Knowledge at First Round, where she designed and launched hundreds of learning initiatives – from summits to unconferences to masterclasses and more
Anita is an expert in building engaged communities and creating authentic connections. We’re excited to chat with her about:
Creating an engaged community
Building a company in a competitive market
Cultivating an audience
Encouraging engagement and activity in your community
Co-founder of The Grand
Anita Hossain is the co-founder of The Grand, a platform to discover small group coaching and conversations to navigate life and work transitions. Anita is also an executive coach and group facilitator, supporting clients on their journeys to become the most effective and intentional leaders they can be. She previously was The Head of Knowledge at First Round, where she designed and launched hundreds of learning initiatives – from summits to unconferences to masterclasses and more – providing entrepreneurs and tech operators resources to stay motivated, accelerate their businesses and build community. Before joining First Round, Anita was an Assistant Vice President at Deutsche Bank and managed over $400MM in investment portfolios for Latin American clients. She also worked for MTV and Nickelodeon to create integrated marketing strategies and amplify their social impact initiatives.
Anita graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University, where she studied Marketing and International Business with a minor in Spanish. She is also an MBA graduate from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. At Wharton, she founded Storytellers, the largest organization on campus that empowers students to practice public speaking and tell stories that inspire and build community.
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