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Stacey Ferreira on Moving From Silicon Valley to LA, Selling Two Startups, The Future of Work, Creative Ways To Learn, and More

Stacey Ferreira on Moving From Silicon Valley to LA, Selling Two Startups, The Future of Work, Creative Ways To Learn, and More

In this wide-ranging interview, Stacey Ferreira (serial entrepreneur, Thiel Fellow, Forbes 30 Under 30 honoree, keynote speaker with the US State Department, and Director of Digital Workplace Strategy at WorkJam) shares her thoughts on:

  • what it’s like to move away from Silicon Valley as a serial tech entrepreneur;

  • the future of tech, real estate, and other exciting industries;

  • the importance of diversity in your new sources, rapid learning, and best practices for staying ahead of the curve;

  • what it was like for her selling two different startups and working for the companies that acquired MySocialCloud and Forge;

  • and more!!!

Check out our interview by clicking the embedded video below or listening to the audio only at the top of this post!

Stacey Ferreira is the Director of Digital Workplace Strategy at WorkJam, primarily focused on helping Ops/HR/IT leaders select the right workforce management platform for their employees to succeed in 2020 and beyond.

Previously, Stacey was the co-founder and CEO of Forge, a flexible scheduling and talent sharing platform (acquired by WorkJam, '20) and the co-founder of MySocialCloud (acquired by, '13).

Stacey has received recognition for her entrepreneurial achievements in addition to her other accomplishments at a young age, including being a US State Department Speaker on Entrepreneurship, named Forbes 30 Under 30 and being one of twenty Thiel Fellows selected for the 2015 Thiel Fellowship.

She also co-­authored 2 Billion Under 20: How Millennials Are Breaking Down Age Barriers & Changing the World (with me!!!). Our book was named the #1 Entrepreneurship Book of 2015 by the Axiom Business Book Awards.

Ferreira has been featured on and contributed to several news outlets, including being featured on the cover of Seventeen Magazine, and in Forbes, The Huffington Post, Business Insider, Women 2.0, and TechCrunch to name a few.

Stacey has also spoken about the Future of Work and the Future of Education at popular technology conferences, including TEDxNYU, TEDxSan Diego, TEDxCluj-Romania, Singularity University (Italy, Czech Republic, Peru, Mexico, etc.) and TechCrunch Bangalore among others.

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Meeting of the Minds curates "super-connectors" and subject matter experts as invite-only attendees to 3 day summits in places like Napa Valley, Bermuda, and elsewhere, as well as “deep dives” such as this Marketing and Biz Dev strategy & implementation workshop. Members of the MOTM network include CEOs of 7, 8, and 9-figure businesses, creators of globally-recognized brands and social movements, New York Times bestselling authors, founders of pre-IPO tech unicorns, c-suite execs from Fortune 500 companies, and others.

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Later, Jared would become a delegate to President Obama's 2013 Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Malaysia, write multiple books including the "#1 Entrepreneurship Book of 2015", and speak at TED@IBM the day before he turned 20. 

As a highly-sought after keynote speaker and consultant, Jared’s clients range from organizations like Facebook, Samsung, Bacardi, Estee Lauder, IBM, Cornell, Berkeley, AdAge, and the National Speakers Association. His insights on entrepreneurship, networking, marketing, and business development have been featured in Forbes, TIME, Harvard Business Review, Fortune, NPR, Entrepreneur, Mashable, Fox Business and more.

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