Networking & Sourcing: Product Managers Meet Consumer Goods

You are all invited to join Startup Product Talks Boston for our upcoming networking night at Ministry of Supply H1 H1

Wednesday, August 27, 2014



We’ll be joined by the Startups: Building Consumer Goods meetup who have put together a panel discussion on “Manufacturing: Sourcing for the First Time” 


[6:30]-7: Networking & refreshments

7-8: Panel Discussion Manufacturing: Sourcing for the First Time and Q&A

It’s time to start producing (for a prototype or scaling up) — what do you need to consider when looking for suppliers?  

• What should you look for in a supplier? How do you vet them?

• Strategies for contacting suppliers: What to say (and what not to say), the importance of a relationship

• Understanding minimums, costs considerations, budget planning

• How to ensure quality control

8-9:  Mingle


Aman Advani, Co-Founder of Ministry of Supply 

Ministry of Supply create high-tech performance professional clothing for men. They use NASA-inspired technology to create technical apparel that plays as hard as you do. Aman leads operations and sourcing at MoS. 

Slava Menn, Co-Founder of Fortified Bike

Fortified Bike is on a quest to protect the city cyclist with anti-theft, near indestructible bike accessories for urban bikers. Slava is an electrical engineer-turned (serial) entrepreneur. Fortified is his 4th rodeo. 

Liz Long, Sourcing Coordinator at Maker’s Row + Co-Founder of Bag The Habit

Maker’s Row makes Factory Sourcing Easy. They are on a mission to make the manufacturing process simple to understand and easy to access. Liz is also the Co-Founder of Bag The Habit, and has extensive experience in product development and sourcing.   

Enjoy light appetizers and cocktails sponsored by Ministry of Supply at their popup store in Newbury Street, and network with Startup Product Talks Boston and Startups: Building Consumer Goods communities.

Network with Product Managers, technologists, Entrepreneurs, VCs and others interested in Startup Products as well as passionate product people of all persuasions!

H1 is Ministry of Supply’s unique take on the traditional retail and pop-up experience. H1 refers to the “alternate hypothesis”, or, the alternative to the current system. H1 isn’t a regular store – rather, it’s our reinvention of traditional retail.

H1 will be an ongoing experiment, which will be iterated as we travel from city to city. H1 will be located in Boston at 299 Newbury Street from June until August. Stay tuned for updates and stop by to experience H1 yourself.

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