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Stamps Career Bootcamp: 2021 Keynote Speaker Jules Pieri (BFA '82)

An image of Jules Pieri smiling and looking at the camera. Jules has shoulder-length hair with bangs and is wearing glasses with clear frames. Jules is also wearing maize and blue dangling earrings with a yellow jacket.

Monday, October 11, 2021
6:00 – 7:00 pm


Virtual Event


Career Event
Open to the public
Free of charge

RSVP Required

To kick off the 2021 Stamps Virtual Career Bootcamp, we’re excited to welcome this year’s keynote speaker, Jules Pieri, as she shares her approach to Networking with Introverts.” 

Jules Pieri is a founder, CEO, an investing partner at XFactor Ventures, an author, and a board member. Jules serves on the boards of the University of Michigan Alumni Association and the Access to Markets initiative of The American Economic Liberties Project. 

She is the author of How We Make Stuff Now,” named one of the 11 Must-Read Books for Entrepreneurs by Inc. Magazine in 2019. Jules is co-founder and former CEO of the product launch platform The Grommet. 

Jules started her career as an industrial designer for technology companies and was subsequently a senior executive for large brands, such as Keds, Stride Rite, and Playskool. 

The Grommet is her third startup, following roles as VP at Design Continuum and President of Ziggs​.com. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Michigan and people tell her she is the first designer to graduate from Harvard Business School, where she is Entrepreneur in Residence emeritus. Jules was named one of Fortunes Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs in 2013. She posts as @julespieri on Twitter and Instagram.

Career Bootcamp is an annual event hosted by Stamps Career Development Coordinator, John Luther, and the Stamps Student Life team specifically for students at the Stamps School. 

In addition to showcasing the wide range of careers that Stamps alums enjoy, Luther aims to provide students with meaningful networking opportunities. Stamps alums are very accessible to our students for networking,” Luther reports.

Visit Canvas to learn more about the annual Stamps Career Bootcamp, taking place October 11 – 15.