Startup Product Silicon Valley: The Art of Problem Solving

No matter what you do in life or what your career path is, you will inevitably run into to problems. But fear not, problems can be solved utilizing some easy steps. In this talk we will walk you through conquering problems big and small and give you some tricks for dealing with different situations. Whether you are building a new product, or just trying to work out issues with your current product line, you can use the steps outlined here to keep things moving forward.

Startup Product Silicon Valley Meet-up moves to a fantastic brand new location. We are really excited to be working with AOpen, an innovative tech lab in the heart of San Jose, to create an amazing collaborative environment for our meet-ups. And just wait until you see their amazing Retail Evolution Lab!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
[7:00] PM to [9:30] PM
AOPEN Retail Evolution Lab
2890 Zanker Rd, Suite 101, San Jose, CA
Join the meetup

The Agenda for the night:

7pm – Meet and Greet.

Bring your business cards and your ideas to talk with other tech enthusiasts. There will be pizza and some light refreshments provided.

7:30pm – Intros

About Startup Product and get to know AOpen better.

7:45 pm – Speaker

Bob Schoenthal on “The Art of Problem Solving”

8:45 pm Q&A and Pitches: Open positions, Seeking Positions,

9pm – Closing and Prize Drawings!

We have a few nice prizes so make sure to stick around.

About Bob Schoenthal

A natural jack of all trades within product businesses, Bob was thrown into managing products as a result of his ability to communicate effectively across the organization and within the full spectrum of the product lifecycle. Bob is an experienced product manager, tech and passionate product enthusiast. His focus is on mid-sized companies in the Hawaii real estate sector and Bay Area B2B and B2C startups and early stage companies. He’s an avid tech conference and winning hackathon participant. Bob organizes Startup Product Talks Silicon Valley and is heading up the Product Camp San Francisco team as well as currently working as a PM for Y Media Labs which makes apps for many Fortune 500 companies. @mightybobarian

And a big thank you to our location host AOPen.


Founded in 1996, AOPEN is a major electronics manufacturer, specialized in ultra-small form factor computing for both home and business applications, and digital signage, from hardware to software and services. They are a global business with a presence in over 100 countries worldwide.

Through their parent group Wistron, they have access to a worldwide pool of expertise, combined with innovative systems and solutions to deliver value to their customers. AOPEN’s customers and partners range from governments and financial institutions to retailers, retail design firms, strategic consultants and branding agencies.

The OpenService initiative is an alliance of hardware, software, and content creation partners that seek to make digital signage easy and accessible. It provides an end-to-end solution for the retail sector, from remote management, content creation and distribution, to analytics and social media engagement.

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