The Creators of the World's FIRST eCommerce Company | Thomas Parkinson of Peapod (VIRTUAL)

Apr 16, 2020, 11:00 PM – Apr 17, 2020, 12:15 AM

Virtual (Zoom Details to Follow), Your Couch with a Beer, The Internet, 12345

Brothers Andrew and Thomas Parkinson founded online grocer Peapod in the Northwestern Technology Incubator in 1989 as the world’s first dedicated E-commerce company. In our discussion, we'll not only get to hear their story of creating an e-commerce company in the 80' through taking the company public, to the sale of PeaPod and all their lessons learned along the way.

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About this event

*****Virtual is the new reality. Let's stay safe while we kick COVID-19's ass.*****

Join us as Thomas Parkinson of Peapod comes to share his incredible 30+ year journey with us.

Where: Virtual (Zoom Details to Follow)

When: April 16th, 6:00-7:15 PM

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  • Thomas Parkinson

    The Garage

    Entrepreneur in Residence



April 16 – 17, 2020
11:00 PM – 12:15 AM UTC


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