Coffee & Conversation is a recurring webinar covering the latest and greatest startup topics from the Triangle’s seasoned experts. Enjoy!


Covid-19’s Impact on Triangle Tech Employees

The lead HR professionals for three Triangle tech companies discuss how they are addressing the unique impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on their employees. Panelists: Rebecca Bottorff (Chief People Officer of Bandwidth), Leslie Neitzel (VP of People at Pendo), Randi Seran (VP of Human Resources at ChannelAdvisor). Host: Pete McEntegart (GrepBeat) These three episodes of Coffee & Conversation are sponsored by Pacific Western Bank. Recorded on Friday, April 24, 2020.


From Dotcom Bust To Covid-19

Three Triangle-area founders discuss lessons learned from the Dotcom Bust of 2000-’01, the Great Recession, 9/11 and other past crises and downturns—and what that might teach us about dealing with today’s strange times. Guests: Joe Colopy (Jurassic Capital/Bronto), Jes Lipson (Levitate/ShareFile) and Scot Wingo (Spiffy/ChannelAdvisor/etc.) Host: Pete McEntegart (GrepBeat) The first three episodes of Coffee & Conversation are sponsored by Pacific Western Bank. Recorded on Friday, April 17, 2020.


Triangle VCs Talk Covid-19 Impact

Three Triangle-area VCs discuss how the Covid-19 crisis is reshaping the environment for investment capital and what it means to their portfolio companies—and startups that hope to land investment. Guests: Jason Caplain (Bull City Venture Partners), Lister Delgado (IDEA Fund Partners), and Tobi Walter (Cofounders Capital). Host: Pete McEntegart (GrepBeat) The first three episodes of Coffee & Conversation are sponsored by Pacific Western Bank. Recorded on Friday, April 10, 2020.