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Jules Pieri

Co-founder, The Grommet

Jules Pieri

Jules Pieri is an Investment Partner at XFactor Ventures, an Entrepreneur in Residence emeritus at Harvard Business School, and the co-founder and former CEO of The Grommet, which she sold to Ace Hardware Corporation. Jules was named one of the “Ten Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs” by Fortune magazine.

She is the author of the 2019 book “How We Make Stuff Now” that Inc. magazine called “One of the 11 Must-Read Books for Entrepreneurs.” The best-selling book is used as part of the core curriculum in many college entrepreneurship courses.

Jules serves on the board of the University of Michigan Alumni Association, contributing to providing merit scholarships for minority students, and the digital transformation of this independent organization serving over 600,000 alums.

Powerful Products


Track 1

Wed - Sept. 22

3 pm EDT

Are you eager to start your own business or build your own products? Jules will share her top lessons learned from helping to launch over 3,000 products over 12 years at The Grommet.




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