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May 4, 2022

E25 - The Finale!

This is the season finale for This Startup is being Recorded. Thank you for watching and stay tuned for Season 2!

Agenda:
- None! This was unplanned! But then in the middle of the wedding we got an urgent email about the Series A!

Takeaways:
- Happy, joy, celebration!!

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Agenda:
- Stand up - some exciting and some disturbing news

Takeaways:
- Eric to add one more egg to the digital easter egg hunt
- Set up a Rube Goldberg machine / human mouse trap in the office
- Kate and Thea to have a discussion, NOT as a part of SYT, about Kate’s choices
- Kate to do her daily…

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Agenda:
- Final update on the camera replacement project (to remove the WeWatch malware)
Introduction of new intern, Melanie Hubbard!

Takeaways:
- Everyone review results of Melanie’s background check and vote on if we should offer her a position to stay
- Matt follow through on idea of how to con…

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April 13, 2022

E22- SYTizens United

Agenda:
- Executive Stand up!

Takeaways:
- Reach out to Lifetime about a movie deal related to the Product Manager / Developer GDPR Love Story
- Create a fake Twitter account for an African dictator and use it to convince John to stop illegal logging and perhaps start a revolution
- Create new lan…

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Agenda:
- Recap of what’s been going on at SXSW

Takeaways:
- Thea to do some social monitoring to see how beholden SYT will have to be to John’s promises (like carbon absorbing cushions, selling carbon credits, and having whole workforce - including drivers - work from home 50% of the time)
- Reac…

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Agenda:
- Executive Standup

Takeaways:
- No one eat seafood! Except the office cat, they’re a contractor, so it’s OK
- Everyone create a top 12 list of people they care about and would like the cameras of their devices replace
- Investigate if we can geofence the new augmented reality experience t…

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Agenda:
- Melvin is here to discuss WeWatch, the software company he runs. WeWatch builds an exclusive meeting recording software. SYT has been testing WeWatch with a free trial the last week, and Melvin wants to come in for feedback.

Takeaways:
- Matt to replace all the cameras for all devices th…

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March 1, 2022

E18 - Freaky Friday

Agenda:
- John dictated that to solve the Creative and Tech team conflict, Thea and Matt should do a “Freaky Friday” (idea came from The Hard Thing about Hard Things) and switch places

Takeaways:
- Thea and Matt can, shockingly, switch back 2.5 days ahead of schedule
- Matt to work on getting new …

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Agenda:
- We’re ready to reveal the new company name!
- Also, Executive Standup

Takeaways:
- Kate to keep wearing away at Francis’s fear of robots
- Take away the pavlovian shock keyboards from the Support team
- Eric to create final report on covert supply chain QA test
- Create a decriminalized…

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Agenda:
- A user finally showed up to our weekly user interview session! Zach Lambic from Al Dente, Wyoming

Takeaways:
- Kate to figure out if the server room’s sprinklers are going, hope the company isn’t destroyed, and hope she doesn’t have to pull Matt out of his therapy session
- Add “Wresting…

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Agenda:
- Review pitches for branded content from Matt Matthews and Matt Matthews of Big Matt’s Content

Takeaways:
- Reach out to Matt and Matt, by letter, with our decision
- Matt and Matt are going to meet with their lawyers… as always
- Whoever sees John first (or ever again) tell them hi from…

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Agenda:
- Meta (Facebook) has sent over some terms for an agreement to buy the Meta Market name. We ran out of legal hours this month, so get to do the review ourselves.

Takeaways:
- Thea and Matt to work together to tame the negative energy leaking out of the server room
- Kate to make some red …

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Agenda:
- Executive Stand up

Takeaways:
- Pull all the embroidered couches and disposable couches - NOW
- Contact Zola about pausing partnership temporarily
- Support doesn’t get to handle account deletion requests for a little while
- Calathea will be in Des Moines for the rest of the week
- Kate…

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Agenda:
- John called this meeting an hour ago and said there were two important people to meet. They have a pitch to make the company better… somehow?

Takeaways:
- Everyone send feedback to Kate on Mr. Mister Vooo and Frederick Lamar. She’ll add it to her positives and negatives notes and send th…

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Agenda:
- Review proposal from Creative for new names - start saying goodbye to Meta Market!

Takeaways:
- Consider the name ideas… must decide on something soon.
- Reconsider partnerships with dating apps
- Kate to read all the updated contracts NCIS sent over
- Thea to reach out to the typeface c…

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Agenda:
- Clean up odds and ends from 2021

Takeaways:
- Matt to have a gentle 1:1 with Rachel
- Matt going to move his Peloton and get a telehealth visit and some EKGs
- Complete contracting regarding NCIS cameo

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Agenda:
- Emergency meeting (again)! Taxes are due we need our employer ID number from Iowa

Takeaways:
- Kate to complete taxes
- Matt taking a Lyft ASAP to the airport
- Everyone delete the medical records from their phone
- Thea to feed the office cat
- Someone to re-register Meta Market in Iowa

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Agenda:
- Share feelings - not about OKRs or goals - share your true feelings

Takeaways:
- Eric to lock down the website so Kate can’t change it anymore
- Kate to coordinate Zoom interview with up to 40 intern candidates
- Thea to decide whose made it on her best friend list
- Store Thea’s holiday…

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Agenda:
- Emergency! Email from Facebook/Meta’s legal counsel! Will explain more in meeting!

Takeaways:
- No one disturb Creative team for the next week, no matter what noises you hear from behind the privacy curtain.
- Eric to send everyone the video of John getting stuck in a couch, just for fu…

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Brand marketing isn't magic they say, yet they still do this...
#brandmarketing #marketing #mascots #startups #shorts

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Agenda:
- Prep for screaming room training with Lindsay, who is here from Bhutan

Takeaways:
- Eric to make extra carpet square for John
- Kate to share with Lindsay template for how to have 30 people share one toilet
- Everyone to send out the experience from the warm up (WITHOUT specific details)…

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Agenda:
- Executive Standup

Takeaways:
- Matt and Chelsea to follow-up about the Des Moines servers… which are somehow still on
- Calathea to reach out to her Russian study abroad friends(?) about if they know a Soviet handler named Parkov
- Approve the small grade explosives from Chelsea (once s…

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Agenda:
- Executive Team Building exercise (to help everyone get to know Matt a little better! Plus team building is FUN!), go through this quiz together: https://www.buzzfeed.com/joannaborns/which-season-actually-matches-your-personality

Takeaways:
- Find ways to get Calathea’s answers to the qui…

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Agenda:
- Onboard Matt.Yachts! It’s his first day, we’re so excited to have a new CTO!
- Overview of each person's domain - not to overwhelm Matt, just give him a glimpse into the amazing rocketship that is Meta Market

Takeaways:
- Reminder (again) to make sure to stop Victor if you see him in a f…

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