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Entrepreneur's Circle: Fireside Chat with Selina Tobaccowala + Grace Kraaijvanger

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Join us for our casual and conversational Entrepreneur's Circle at The Hivery! This is another way to make sure you're not tackling the business of building a business on your own, but rather with the trusted circle of The Hivery community. This month, we welcome CEO and serial entrepreneur Selina Tabaccowala for a fireside chat with our founder Grace Kraaijvanger.


Selina Tobaccowala is the co-founder and CEO of Gixo, a new, innovative live coaching fitness app designed to bring a healthy lifestyle to everyone from anywhere (no matter where you’re starting from). Prior to Gixo, she served as the CTO and then President at Survey Monkey from 2009 to 2016. Before Survey Monkey, Selina co-founded Evite, the pioneering online invitation service, and held senior engineering roles at Ticketmaster.

During this Q&A session Selina and Grace will explore Selina’s entrepreneurial journey over the last 20+ years and what she has learnt along the way. Selina will also be taking about ways to validate your product in the market, how to reach your target customers utilizing digital marketing channels, fundraising and the importance of getting feedback and using metrics to take calculated risk and make intelligent decisions.

Key takeaways of this Q&A session include:

  • A candid dialogue on being a female entrepreneur in business today, particularly in the tech industry

  • What are the key lessons Selina has learnt during her 20+ years working in Silicon Valley

  • What it takes to build a success venture with a strong product market fit to meet customer demand

  • How to get your first customers and keep them engaged

  • What fundraising looks like and important lessons to bare in mind

As seats are limited, advance online registration is required. Free for members. $30 for non-members. This is a BYO brown-bag lunch discussion. All are welcome!

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The Entrepreneur's Circle is one of The Hivery's monthly member events. Mark your calendar for the third Thursday of each month from 12:30 to 1:45pm to join this program. 

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About Selina Tobaccowala

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Selina Tobaccowala is the co-founder and CEO of Gixo, a new, innovative live coaching fitness app designed to bring a healthy lifestyle to everyone from anywhere (no matter where you’re starting from). 

Prior to Gixo, she served as the CTO and then President at Survey Monkey from 2009 to 2016. Under Selina’s leadership, Survey Monkey grew rapidly to become the world’s dominant survey company online with 16 million surveys processed per day. Before Survey Monkey, Selina co-founded Evite, the pioneering online invitation service, and held senior engineering roles at Ticketmaster, where she oversaw European engineering and product operations. 

Tobaccowala also serves on the board of directors of Redfin (NASDAQ: RDFN). She graduated with honors from Stanford University with a B.S. in Computer Science.