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Product Management for that Startup Life

Wednesday, April 22 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Plan to join a startup as a product manager but are unsure if the #startuplife is for you? Or maybe you’re just not sure what PM skills startups require. Join the Boston Product Management Association and Accomplice Ventures for a discussion on how to identify the ideal startup, understand what they expect of you and thrive as a product manager within the company.

We’ll cover practical topics you can take notes on:

  • Picking the right startup

    • Their stage tells you what they’ll need, and therefore what skills you need to have

    • 10 diagnostic questions during the interview to tell you all you need to know about the company

  • Navigating your customer’s needs vs the vision of the founder

  • Your role in fundraising & hiring

Join Samuel Clemens, Partner at Accomplice VC, for a night with no shortage of contrarian view points and nuggets of wisdom you can implement the next day to plot your course in identifying and boosting your startup one step closer to your next funding round!


Sam Clemens:


Sam is a Partner at Accomplice where he focuses on B2B software and marketplace investments. Prior to Accomplice he was co-founder & Chief Product Officer of Boston-based business analytics company InsightSquared. He was also VP Product at HubSpot (NYSE: HUBS), VP Product at BzzAgent (acquired by Tesco), and the initial product lead at Elance.com (Nasdaq: UPWK). Sam has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BS in applied math from Yale. He serves as an advisory Entrepreneur-In-Residence at HBS and in 2019 will be a professor on the faculty teaching the early-stage startup course Launching Tech Ventures. He enjoys diving shipwrecks in the New England area.


  • 6:00-6:30pm: Attendees arrive, grab a snack

  • 6:30-8:00pm: Presentation and discussion

  • 8:00-8:30pm: Network & dismissal

Host & Event Sponsor

Thanks to Accomplice Ventures for hosting us!



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Wednesday, April 22
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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56 Wareham Street (3rd floor)
Boston, MA
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Boston Product Management Association