Lunch&Learn: Workshop Your Business
When starting a business, you usually can't afford to hire consultants but have a ton of questions that need the help of an expert. Wish you could hire someone to help you perfect your business without a big paycheck? These Lunch&Learn workshops are perfect for the early stage business owner looking to get specific feedback and advice for their business.
In these hands-on, interactive workshops, learn from professionals how to better your business with feedback that is specific to you. Get help with the formal language of your business plan. Receive real time feedback on your VC pitch, before you're in front of potential investors. Create a solid marketing statement and brand for your particular product, service, etc…and more!
Groups are limited in size, purchase a ticket early to reserve your spot!
Students can attend for free with the coupon code BIW16student. Use this at checkout and be sure to bring your school ID to the event!
- 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM: Registration, Networking and Lunch
- 11:30 AM - 11:45 AM: Opening Remarks from Deborah Tillet, Emerging Technology Centers (ETC)
- 11:45 AM - 12:30 PM: Workshops (First Breakout)
- 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM: Break
- 1:00 PM - 1:15 PM: Switch Groups (Optional)
- 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM: Workshops (Second Breakout)
- 2:00 PM: Event Close
- Business Law for Entrepreneurs
- Getting your Business to 1.0
- Protecting your Business when things go wrong
- Perfecting the Pitch
- Resource Building
Business Law for Entrepreneurs with Jay Reilly, Saul Ewing
Are you forming a company and need help with taking the first steps? What is stock? Who should get it? Do you want to negotiate your own contracts, but need help understanding the basics? Have you ever wondered how to find and hire an accountant, lawyer or consultant? If you have questions like these, come to our workshop at Baltimore Innovation Week to learn about all of this and more!
Getting your Business to 1.0 with Mark Chu, SmartLogic
How to find the shortest distance between your business idea and a MVP (minimum viable product) whether the limiting factor is time, budget, or your own personal bandwidth. Walk away with bootstrapping tips that range from creating a landing page for your business, outsourcing technical development, and wire framing a business plan.
Protecting your Business when things go wrong with David Lanter, Temple University
An expert in Information Technology Auditing and Cyber Security Programs, this workshop will provide key cyber security tips and cover simple risk management practices startup and small business owners can use to safeguard their businesses, intellectual property, customer and vendor information, and sensitive data. Walk away from this workshop with a better understanding of how to protect your computer systems, information and data.
Perfecting the Pitch with Stephen Auvil, Maryland Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO)
Your ability to effectively communicate your business idea is critical to your success. This is especially true when delivering a “Pitch”. Your pitch, sometimes in a matter of minutes or seconds, will determine whether or not a stranger will take an interest in you and your business or just walk away. When that stranger is a potential investor, partner, or customer, it is easy to understand how critical an effective pitch can be. This talk will cover different types of pitches with an emphasis on the investor pitch including what should be said and how it should be delivered.
Resource Building with Richard May, Baltimore Innovation Village
Running a business is time-consuming and financially challenging. In this workshop learn where to access capital, talent, real estate and business opportunities if you are an entrepreneur or small business. Richard May, Chairman and CEO, will show you how to maximize all of the above using his organization, Baltimore's Innovation Village, as a case example.
Fundraising with Craig Bandes, Pixelligent
How do you identify potential investors, when should you approach them, and what do you need in your arsenal for effective fundraising.