Growing Great Companies: A Workshop for Island & Cape Entrepreneurs
Sponsored by: Nantucket Island Chamber of Commerce, SCORE Cape Cod and the Islands, and The Nantucket Conference
Join us on the morning of June 8th for a workshop featuring veteran entrepreneurs and investors sharing the struggles, success factors, and secrets of building great businesses in all kinds of industries. The sole focus of this event is helping entrepreneurs think through the challenges and issues related to getting their companies — whatever the industry — onto a growth trajectory.
Our speakers have invested in companies like Lovepop and HubSpot; sold companies for $100 million-plus; been selected for Forbes Magazine & 30 Under 30 list; won startup pitch competitions at the South by Southwest conference; grown profitable companies with zero outside capital; run Kickstarter funding campaigns, and helped founders launch hundreds of new products.
8:30-9:00: Group Introductions: Who's Here?
9-10:00: Interactive Panel: True Stories from the Entrepreneurial Trenches
We'll start the day with a panel that will share some of the most difficult decisions the panelists have had to make; their take on the key success factors that help companies survive and scale-up; and creating company cultures that attract great people. We'll also take lots of questions from the participants.
Moderator: Scott Kirsner, "Innovation Economy"; columnist, Boston Globe; Co-Founder, Innovation Leader; Program Chair, Nantucket Conference on Entrepreneurship & Innovation
Speakers: Ralph Folz, Former CEO, WordStream; Joe Caruso, Angel Investor, Bantam Group; Rebecca Liebman, CEO, LearnLux; Scott Savitz, Founder, Data Point Capital and Former CEO, Shoebuy.com; Scott Miller, CEO, Dragon Innovation and Partner, Bolt; Bobbie Carlton, Founder Carlton PR & Marketing and Founder, Innovation Nights
10:00-10:30: Networking Break
10:30-12: Small Group Workshops
Bring your issues, questions, and a participatory mindset.
1. How to Raise Money: Funding Options and Strategies
2. Running A Crowdfunding Campaign
3. Growing Your Business in an Increasingly Digital World
4. Crafting an Effective PR & Marketing Strategy
5. Other topics to be announced