Most startups start as solo acts, but building a team is critical to building a business from that first brilliant idea. The October 14 Venture Forum speaker will be Andy Miller, chief innovation architect at Constant Contact. Andy founded his Boston-based mobile app company CardStar in 2009 to store frequent-shopper loyalty card information on smart phones. Two million users and $2.3 million in funding later, Constant Contact bought his company, with most of the employees from the Boston and Washington, DC offices, in January 2012.
Today Andy leads an innovation team of 15 to test new concepts and build prototypes at Constant Contact’s Small Business InnoLoft in Waltham. His group is housed together with a rotating group of startup companies. Come to WPI’s Rubin Campus Center on October 14 to learn how to manage and motivate creative employees and mentor innovative thinkers.