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Join product makers & founders to learn valuable lessons and insights from experienced product owners.

January 24, 2017
The Lab Miami


LAB Ventures is excited to bring New York’s The Product Council to Miami on January 24th. Product Council provides startups and existing companies a fresh new outlet for critical feedback, ideation, and improvement of their products. Join product makers, (designers, developers, etc.) and founders to learn valuable lessons and insights from experienced product owners as they dive deep into the challenge, success and failure of product design. This is no demo or pitch, rather it’s an open examination of how to execute an idea. Join us for your opportunity to exchange product stories, network, and learn valuable lessons from seasoned product veterans.

Participating Companies

Run Of The Show

Doors Open
6:30 PM
6:45 PM

For the first act, we introduce a startup who’s there to ask for product advice and feedback from the council. The council consists of three (3) experienced product owners who serve as an anchor for the ensuing conversations. In this instance, the product council and audience provide a product owner valuable feedback on their product.

  • Maurice Ferre, M.D., Co-founder, Chairman DermaSensor

 The second act introduces a more established business who’s product owner is given an opportunity to showcase a particular product or feature they feel their product team has executed particularly well. In this scenario, the audience is provided with valuable product learnings through the experience of another product owner. Note: There are occasions where we have product makers come give talks about various themes related to product development, management or design.

  • Sarah Hughes, Director of Product Management CareCloud
Break / Networking
Product Chat w/ Sarah Hughes, Product Manager of CareCloud
8:10 PM


Pamela Granoff

Pamela Granoff

Founder of Latam Founders Network
Founder of Future of Local
Producer Entrepreneur Week Brazil
Brazil market entry for MyFitnessPal, Yelp, Pinterest
Advisor to Tizkka and UVK
Investor in 4 startups

Pamela Granoff

Events Director
Sarah Hughes

Sarah Hughes

Sarah is a product leader who believes great design means great business. She has a passion for empowering teams to ship awesome products that delight stakeholders and users alike. As part of a strong team, Sarah helps to prioritize, drives requirements, and realizes the vision of a successful product.

Sarah Hughes

Director of Product Management CareCloud
Maurice Ferre, M.D.

Maurice Ferre, M.D.

Maurice R. Ferré MD is a serial entrepreneur that focuses on exponential changes in the
medical technology sector.
– Dr. Ferre is currently the Executive Chairman of Insightec. The Company is currently
developing breakthrough technology that in essence allows treatment without cutting the
body. With the use of highly focused ultrasound energy, Insightec’s proprietary
technology allows the destruction of targets deep inside the body completely noninvasive.
Already $200M has gone into developing this technology. The Company just
secured an additional $59M of financing to develop and commercialize its technology.
– His most recent success was MAKO Surgical Corp, As Co-Founder, Chairman, CEO and
President over a period of ten years (2003- 2013), MAKO became the world leader in
robotic orthopedic surgery. The World Economic Forum recognized MAKO as a
Technology Innovator in 2003. The Company was ranked No.1 by Deloitte’s Technology
Fast 500 in 2011. MAKO grew to 500 employees and $100M+ in revenues. The
company raised over $350M in capital through private and public funding (IPO in 2008 on
NASDAQ: MAKO). MAKO was the first company to develop and commercialize 3D
printed implants. MAKO had generated or acquired over 300+ patents. In December
2013, Stryker Corp acquired MAKO for $1.65B.
– Prior to MAKO, Dr. Ferre was Founder, CEO and President of Visualization Technology
Inc. (1993-2002). VTI became the world leader in image-guided surgery for ENT, cranial
and orthopedic procedures. The Company was acquired by GE Healthcare in 2002.
– Dr. Ferre received in Doctor of Medicine and Master of Public Health from Boston
University in 1992. He was also the recipient of the prestigious Ernest & Young 2007
Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
– Dr. Ferre is currently active on the following boards: Endeavor Miami, The Everglades
Foundation and Boston University

Maurice Ferre, M.D.

Co-founder, Chairman DermaSensor