About The Talk
On April 29th we’ll be speaking with Ira Patnaik (Director of Product at Ro), Natalie Sportelli (Content & Brand Manager at Lerer Hippeau), and Jessie Gould (Founder & CEO of Ox Verte) about innovating through a crisis.
Join us at 10 am as we discuss how entrepreneurs can adapt and turn this pandemic into an opportunity for their startups and small businesses.
Founder & CEO of Ox Verte
Jessie Gould is the Founder & CEO of Ox Verte, a plant-forward food company working to reinvent office meals. Ox Verte was founded in February 2015 and serves groups sizes 10 – 1000 in Manhattan. Ox Verte is also a Certified B Corporation, a leader in the global movement to use business as a force for good. Jessie Gould is passionate about transforming diet to create a healthier world. Before founding Ox, Jessie spent three years at Organic Avenue as VP of operations and VP of brand and marketing after a seven year career in investment banking and private equity. Jessie holds an MBA from Wharton and a BA in economics and mechanical engineering from Yale University.
Content and Brand Manager at Lerer Hippeau
Natalie Sportelli is Lerer Hippeau’s Content and Brand Manager. She comes from Forbes, where she served as producer, writer, and editor for the 30 Under 30 franchise. She has diverse communications experience in print, digital, and radio from her time with Forbes, CNBC, and the local newspaper and radio station in her native Syracuse, NY. She sits on the Junior Advisory Board of tech nonprofit RaisedBy.Us. She’s a graduate of Colgate University, where she studied English and History.
Director of Product at Ro
Ira Patnaik is a Director of Product at Ro, the patient-driven healthcare company that powers three digital health clinics: Roman (men’s health), Rory (women’s health) and Zero (addiction treatment). At Ro, she leads the product teams focused on launching new conditions and building experiences for patients to initiate and manage their care. She has 10+ years of consumer product experience. Prior to Ro, she led teams focused on the core guest experience at Airbnb, built products for TripAdvisor’s international expansion into China, and conducted consumer analysis at Facebook and PayPal. She holds a B.A. in Cognitive Science from U.C. Berkeley.
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