Thursday, May 5, 2016: Thinking like a Startup Inside a Global Corporation

Thursday, May 5, 2016: Thinking like a Startup Inside a Global Corporation – How Innovation is Shaping MasterCard’s Latest Product with Tim Zyk

Meeting Information

Meetings are open to everyone — there is no charge to attend. This will be held at The Venture Cafe Gathering at CIC from 7-7:45pm — see directions and details below.

About the meeting: As Product Owner of Simplify Commerce, Tim will describe how MasterCard’s latest payments innovation came to life from ideation to incubation to global commercialization. Tim will highlight the challenges and solutions to maintaining the startup mentality within large organizations where disruption may seem impossible. Tim will also focus on steps Product Managers can take to successfully sell their product internally across local and global teams for top prioritization among strategic goals.

About the Presenter: Tim Zyk, VP of Product Development, Simplify Commerce at MasterCard

“I am a builder. I am a builder of digital platforms across web and mobile channels. I have a laser focus on user experience and the seamless integration of in house and multi-vendor solutions. I provide the digital product strategy, thought leadership and emerging payment innovation passion to Simplify Commerce at MasterCard ( Before MasterCard, I’ve led Product Development teams at Scottrade and AT&T.”

About the event
This meeting is part of the weekly Venture Café Gathering at CIC. Every Thursday from 3:00 – 8:00pm, The Venture Café welcomes the innovation community to “a weekly gathering of innovators and startups. A place for serendipitous collisions to occur. Each week there are roundtable discussions, information tables, office hours with thought leaders, and guest speakers relevant to the ecosystem.”

The St. Louis Product Management Group meeting will be held in the Havana Room (2nd floor) from 7-7:45pm. You are encouraged to arrive early to participate in other related events, along with networking and refreshments. Check the Venture Café calendar to see what other events are going on before our meeting.

The Venture Cafe at CIC
4240 Duncan Avenue 2nd Floor
St. Louis, MO 63110

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Parking is available in the CIC parking lot, on the street (Duncan Ave), or in the lot on the north side of Duncan Ave across from CIC. The main entrance is closest to the corner of Duncan and Boyle.