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Symposium Schedule

Thursday, September 20th
Sheraton Stamford

    • 8:00 AM – Check In & Registration, with the SiW Volunteer Team
    • 9:00 AM – Welcome & Opening Remarks, with Shannon Daniels and Jon Winkel
    • 9:10 AM – Title Sponsor Remarks, with Landmark Print
    • 9:15 AM – Mayoral Address, with Mayor Martin
    • 9:30 AM – Keynote Address, with Nikki Mamuric

10:00 AM – Break

10:15 AM – Breakout Session 1

6 Tips to Create a Killer Elevator Pitch, with Shannon Daniels
LinkedIn for Entrepreneurs, with Marc Halpert & Sandra Long
Owning Your Brand: Essential Steps for Successful Trademark Protection, with Walter Walsh

11:00 AM – Break

Breakout Session 2

Developing a Digital Marketing Strategy, with Jon Winkel
Future Proof Your Concept, with Matt Garrett
Search Engines are Essentially Humans, with John Kagan
Cybersecurity, with Linda Kuppersmith

12:15 PM – Lunch

1:15 PM – Breakout Session 3

Developing a World Class Sales Strategy, with Josh Fedeli
What’s Your Edge for Success?, with Matt Garrett
You Aren’t a Big Advertiser, But It Doesn’t Mean You Need to Be Stupid, with John Kagan
Build Better Products, Better, with Michael McClure

2:00 PM – Break

2:30 PM – Breakout Session 4

Investors Bet on the Jockey, Not the Horse, with Roy Balasuriya
3 Live Video Strategies That Get Your Ideal Clients to You in 12 Weeks, with Zef Zan
Protecting Your Business With Strategic Patenting, with Walter Walsh
3 Ways to Grow Your Business and Get More Sales, with Kathy D’Agostino

3:15 PM – Closing Remarks & Day 2 Preview

Post Event Activities

    • 3:30 PM – Fail Hacking

 

    • 4:30 PM – Leave for Open Houses

 

    • 5:00 PM – Open Houses

 

    6:30 PM – Open houses end, Leave for happy hours

Friday, September 21st
Sheraton Stamford

 

    • 8:00 AM – Check In & Registration, with the SiW Volunteer Team

 

    • 9:00 AM – Welcome & Opening Remarks, with Shannon Daniels and Jon Winkel

 

    • 9:10 AM – Sponsor Remarks, with Bankwell

 

    • 9:15 AM – State of Small Business in CT, with Caroline Simmons

 

    • 9:30 AM – CT Innovations – What They Look For, with Allison Malloy

10:00 AM – Break

10:30 AM – Breakout Session 1

Happy Work Life: Learn To Thrive, Nine To Five and Beyond!, with Tracy Fox
How to Network, with Dan Morris
State Resources for Entrepreneurs, with Caroline Simmons, Rob Michalik and Sheila Hummel
Success Stories – Design2Launch, with Alison Malloy

11:15 AM – Break

11:30 AM – Breakout Session 2

Thinking Minimally About Your Product, with Don Tirea
The Impact of Culture on Growing Your Business, with Kathy D’Agostino

Internet of Things, with CITI
Success Stories – Half Full Brewery, with Conor Horrigan

12:15 PM – Lunch

1:15 PM – Breakout Session 3

The New Content Culture: Adopting the Publisher’s MO to Grow Your Business, with Keith Reynolds
Business Model Canvas, with Enrique Baker

Bootstrap to Angel to Series A: Investing for Entrepreneurs, with Geoff Schneider

Success Stories: Rise

2:00 PM – Break

2:30 PM – Breakout Session 4

Podcasting – Branding Yourself the Expert!, with Dori Decarlo
Business Model Canvas, with Hugh Seaton

Perfect Your Pitch: How to Successfully Pitch Your Idea, with Miles Spencer

Success Stories: The203

3:15 PM – Closing Remarks & Thank You’s

Post Event Activities

    3:30 PM – The Future: Innovating Stamford Panel , with Thomas Madden, Sam Gordon and Gwendolyn LASTNAME
    4:30 PM – Networking ends – Leave for open houses
    5:00 PM – Open Houses
    6:30 PM – Startup Weekend Kickoff at the Ferguson Library