From Mickey D's to YC (Y Combinator) - A prop-tech entrepreneur's journey...

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Name: From Mickey D's to YC (Y Combinator) - A prop-tech entrepreneur's journey...
Date: October 15, 2019
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM CDT
Event Description:
Ben Taylor, a 2015 graduate of Vanderbilt School of Engineering, will deliver the fall 2019 Chambers Family Entrepreneurial Lecture at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, October 15. Taylor, who grew up in the Nashville area, launched Doorport, a property tech startup, in 2016 and was in the winter 2019 cohort at Y Combinator, a prestigious Silicon Valley accelerator. The company has been featured in TechCrunch and The New York Times, among others. Investors include MetaProp, Kairos and Sinai Ventures. Doorport wants to enable businesses to deliver products to consumers on time, every time, starting with a focus on enabling secure, unattended deliveries into apartment buildings. The company recently launched a new software-only product that lets anyone upgrade their building access simply by replacing their intercom listing’s phone number. Apartment managers and residents can sign up for easily and independently and create “keys” with instructions for expected deliveries, a system like "Amazon Key" for everyone else, Taylor says. Doorport also is working with delivery and logistics companies. Taylor, who majored in electrical engineering, worked at Epic Software after graduating from Vanderbilt and is now based in New York City. The Chambers Family Entrepreneurial Lectureship series is endowed by the Chambers Medical Foundation.
Location:
Vanderbilt School of Engineering Featheringill Hall Auditorium Reception to follow in the atrium. Free parking is available in the Highland Street garage.
Date/Time Information:
Talk begins about 4 p.m. Reception begins about 5 p.m.
Contact Information:
Brenda Ellis Vanderbilt Engineering Communications (615) 343-6314
Fees/Admission:
Free and open to the public.
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