VAULT Unlocked – A Startup Series

Date(s) - 11/14/17
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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VAULT Unlocked – A Startup Series

Tue, November 14, 2017 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

VAULT welcomes you to our 2nd startup showcase that features our client and partners’ stories of their successes, failures and overall hustle of building a startup.

Making a product that your customers love isn’t easy. Many companies struggle to stay focused on building essential features that improve their overall bottom line. Often times, companies spend months building endless features only to learn that their customer won’t adopt it.

Come join us to gain insight into one of our portfolio companies, NextME, and learn how they manage and prioritize both client expectations, and endless feature requests. We’ll discuss best practices in defining customer’s business problems and creating appropriate solutions. We will also cover the ways in which companies leverage design, prototyping and user-testing to meet product deadlines.

Tickets sold out fast for our last event!



Please make sure to RSVP early so we can accommodate our guests with enough pizza and drinks!

Tuesday, November 14th

5:30PM: Check In

5:30 – 6:30PM: Network & Eat Pizza

6:30 – 6:45PM: Intro by Jeffrey Dirrenberger, Founder/CEO @ VAULT Innovation

6:45 – 7:00PM: VAULT Showcase – NextME

7:00 – 7:45PM: VAULT Panel

7:45 – 8:00PM: Q&A

8:00 – 8:30PM: Networking/Closing & More Pizza

Vault Showcase

NextME –

NextME is a mobile app for restaurant and businesses helping their employees manage their waitlist of walk-in reservations. While waiting, customers can view their position in line and the business’s marketing content via a web link found in their text message. Once their service is ready, a customer receives another text notification to return to the host stand.


Moderator: Lauren Fellure – Co-Founder @LyteYear_Group

Jeffrey Dirrenberger – Founder/CEO @VaultInnovation

Eddie Camacho – Senior Product Manager @VaultInnovation

Andy Fate – Product Manager/ Designer @VaultInnovation

John Yi – CEO @NextMeApp

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