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Introduction to the day
How Hotjar Grew From $0 to +$20m in ARR in Less Than 4 Years Using a Fully Remote Team
Ken Weary, VP of Operations at Hotjar will bring you through how the company grew from $0 to more than $20M in ARR in less than 4 years using a completely remote team. Ken will discuss why remote first was the easy decision for Hotjar, and, using examples of where they’ve failed and succeeded, detail how they mitigate the commonly cited drawbacks of remote work such as over/under communication, loneliness, and accountability.
How to Manage a Community of Tens of Millions with a Fully Remote Team of Under Fifty
Discover how Dribbble has become the premier portfolio network, the go-to resource for discovering and connecting with creative talent around the globe, and an inspiration destination for tens of millions of people... all managed by a remote team of under 50 people. Dribbble CEO, Zack Onisko will show you how Dribbble has built a wildly successful and profitable business, doubling revenue year over year – by breaking the rules of Silicon Valley – By not raising venture capital, having too many revenue streams, and having a team not based in the Bay Area – but fully remote across North America. Zack will share some lessons learned that he's picked up along the way.
Coworking Panel: The Impact of Coworking Spaces on Communities and the Remote Work Industry
Will coworking be the new cloud servers of physical space? With companies like WeWork going public and coworking spaces popping up all over the world we're looking at where coworking is going as it applies to remote work and how the coworking industry could be the last major piece to see wide adoption of remote work in both urban and rural areas.
Audience Q&A: Remote Work Challenges
e-Residency in Estonia: Borderless Business Discussion
Estonia is the first country to offer e-Residency, a government-issued digital identity that empowers global entrepreneurs and borderless businesses. In this session attendees will learn how to establish and manage a location-independent company in Estonia entirely online. Attendees will hear from an official representative of the e-Residency programme, and from two entrepreneurs who running their companies and managing remote teams as e-residents.
Culture Isn’t Just Something That Happens: How to Scale Your Remote Team While Staying Aligned to Your Values
In this session attendees will learn how to create a culture that allows you to grow and scale your remote team from day one. Shared culture is the primary thing that binds a remote team together and guides what they value. However, defining that culture on day one is challenging. But the alternative creates friction for the team down the line and aggravates challenges that a remote team already faces. In this talk, you'll learn how to create a Minimum Viable Culture from Day One and then evolve that as you build your team and grow your business.
Do It, Document It, Delegate It: How to Build Processes to Scale Your Team
Jonathan is the CMO of Trainual, one of the fastest growing process documentation platforms in the world. Jonathan has also been an outdoor athlete his entire professional career and has become an expert at leading teams and managing processes from the boulders to the boardroom. Attendees will learn how Jonathan and Trainual infused their own experiences with growing a hybrid team into their process documentation and created a methodology that you can use to align and scale your own remote team.
Virtual Power Teams: How to Deliver Projects Quicker, Reduce Cost and Develop Your Organization for the Future!
Nowadays many successful Managers and Entrepreneurs lead a Team spread in different locations. The possibilities for physical meeting or face-to-face conversation in such teams are strongly limited. Often when a Projects team is dispersed they suffer delays and sometimes complete failure. International investments are put at risk due to intercultural issues or simply because the team members feel isolated and unmotivated. In this presentation, Peter will present how to address these issues by creating a Virtual Power Team.
One Size Does Not Fit All: Approaches to Communication and Culture at Doist and Help Scout
The debate between asynchronous and synchronous communication has been a recent issue that most advanced remote first companies have been debating. Do you have an always on fast communication that companies like Slack and Zoom have in part created or do you have a more asynchronous communication style where people can embrace deep work at the expense of speed. In this discussion, Amir Salihefendic, CEO and founder from Doist, and Nick Francis, CEO and founder of Helpscout are going to debate this issue and other issues and discuss their different approaches to building their equally successful remote teams.