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

August 22, 2018
The LAB Miami


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, 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.

Local startup, MyRentHero, will seek feedback on their product strategy from our experts as they prepare to roll out their solution to off-campus housing for students to a half dozen new markets this fall. They will be followed by Romain Rousseau, Digital Marketing & Demand Generation Leader at COOP.com, Ryder’s answer to the sharing economy and how they created an entirely new digital business, that turns idle products into revenue.

Participating Companies

Run Of The Show

Doors Open
6:30 PM
6:45 PM
Act I
7:05 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.

  • Jared Husch, Product Manager at Nearpod
Act II
7:15 PM

 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.

  • Jared Husch, Product Manager at Nearpod
  • Romain Rousseau, Senior Director of Digital Innovation COOP by Ryder Systems
Break / Networking
Product Chat
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
Jared Husch

Jared Husch

Formerly COO of LiveNinja. Originally from Lawrenceville, NJ. A Richmond Spider ’08. A Miami Hurricane ’10. Enjoys reading, eating, data, science, sports, traveling, and his dog Dakota.

Jared Husch

Product Manager at Nearpod
David Ward

David Ward

David Ward is the Director of Telematics and Connected Technologies for Global Fleet Management Solutions at Ryder System, Inc.

David Ward

Ryder System, Inc.