Wombi Rose studied naval architecture and marine engineering at Webb Institute, where he met his best friend and business partner John Wise. Wombi received a Masters degree from MIT, and joined McKinsey & Company before heading to Harvard Business School with John.
On a business school trip to Vietnam, Wombi and John discovered incredible paper art form of kirigami and were inspired. The duo took their engineering background and combined this ancient art form with the sliceform structure used in ship design to develop Slicegami™, and Lovepop was born.
Lovepop is reinventing the social expressions industry with an imagination meets engineering approach to designing unforgettable pop-up cards. Lovepop is on a mission to create one billion magical moments by empowering others to do something meaningful for the special people in their lives. The company earned an investment from Kevin O'Leary on ABC's "Shark Tank" in 2015, is a winner of Inc. Magazine's Design Awards for Category Reinvention, and has been named one of Boston's "On Fire" start-ups. Lovepop has more than 450 unique designs to help make every occasion magical - whether it’s a birthday, holiday, anniversary or any milestone for someone you love.
In the fast-paced, digital world we live in, people are looking for meaningful, offline ways to connect with those close to them. Lovepop, creator of beautiful laser cut and handcrafted pop-up cards, has cracked the code on achieving that underlying human need to connect by creating a unique experience focused on the relationship between giver and receiver. While the card industry as a whole may be challenged, the sentiment behind it is as necessary as ever.
The discussion will address:
● What it means to reinvent the social expressions industry.
● The growing desire for personalization.
● The importance of building meaningful, thoughtful customer experiences.
Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Wombi.