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Friday, June 8 • 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Building a Brand and Culture From the Inside Out

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&pizza Co-founder Michael Lastoria set out to create a different kind of pizza shop - one where experience is the focal point, and every shop reflects the culture and people of its neighborhood. In just six years, he has raised more than $60 million for expansion and growth, opening 25+ shops spanning multiple east coast markets. Lastoria lives this culture and strong brand point-of-view by cultivating it from the inside out. &pizza’s employees are its loudest brand ambassadors, which in turn, has led to &pizza’s “cult brand” status among guests visiting the shops. Join this fireside chat with Michael and Rachel Veiga from the creative agency, Moving Image & Content, as they discuss what sets &pizza's culture, mission and growth apart from others.

Leading this conversation will be:  Rachel Veiga is currently VP, Client Partner at digital agency Moving Image & Content, where she fosters relationships with brands and guides them through digital transformation.

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Michael Lastoria

Co-Founder, CEO, & Creative Director, &pizza
Michael Lastoria is Co-Founder, CEO and Creative Director of &pizza, the first Washington D.C. based fast-casual pizza concept rapidly expanding along the east coast. Founded in 2012, &pizza set out to create a brand with a strong point of view. In just six years, he has raised more... Read More →

Friday June 8, 2018 12:15pm - 1:00pm EDT
The Williamsburg Hotel 96 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249, USA