Refresh Columbia welcomes Trey Gordner to SOCO on September 17th at 6:00pm.
Mind the Product:
A Crash Course in Product Thinking
with Trey Gordner
Koios | @darthgordner
In this presentation, Trey Gortner will answer three questions: why does "product thinking" matter, how can you develop it personally, and what processes can your business put into place to encourage it? To help answer those questions, we'll take apart a couple of products and sketch a new one together.
— My name is Trey Gordner, and I'm proud to be a Southerner, a believer, an entrepreneur, an Army brat, and a USC Gamecock. Since graduating college back in 2013, I've worked at one startup, founded another, consulted for Columbia non-profit organizations, and established an educational foundation.
My vision matches my company's: Free and democratic access to all human knowledge. Free and democratic access allows anyone with the motivation to create, innovate, and prosper. In today's world, the best vehicle for that dream is the public library. And so, I'm developing products that redefine the library customer experience, making it as easy and convenient as Amazon.
Our first product won the first Columbia Startup Weekend in November and was selected for the FiredUP accelerator in January. This summer, we'll launch our first pilot program at Richland County Public Library and plan to expand to 3 libraries by the fall.