Sep 2, 2020
E21 Kien Nguyen: Contributor to Startup Month
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Welcome to the 21st episode of the SnackWalls podcast.

Excited to hear Startup week is going to be a virtual Startup Month this year!

Kien shares that at tech companies employee referrals are a popular way of finding talent. If your employee base is not connected to other diverse pools you might have bigger challenges. Single-digit participation in STEM careers for Black and Latinx indicates that companies could be reaching out to make school-age children aware of these amazing jobs. The education system needs a revamp and we need to focus on teaching skills that are relevant.

Kien Nguyen is a product manager at Teach for America (TFA) with experience in B2C & B2B software product discovery work and taking high potential ideas and turning them into products. Kien previously led user research & product discovery work which resulted in the development of a new product that I saw all the way through from idea to launch and allowed Mitchell International to secure a new strategic partnership, bringing in $1.5 million in annual recurring revenue.

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