Join your peers in experiencing the bleeding edge of business innovation.
Join your peers.
Join your peers in the commencement of Stamford Innovation Week's Entrepreneur Symposium with a public address from Stamford's Mayor David Martin.
How would it feel to look back a year from now and realize that you achieved all the goals you had set for 2019? Much has been said and written about accomplishing goals, but not everything works for everybody. The key is to take what works for you and stick to it. But how do you know what works for you? Something has to work because, in the same amount of time, some people achieve a lot while others don’t...Come listen to Helena Escalante as she will share practical knowledge from the experts on how to achieve your goals to make 2019 your best year so far! Helena will share what she has discovered about habits, timelines, schedules, rituals, resolutions, intentions, motivation, productivity, effectiveness, mindset and more, so that you can take what works for you and apply it toward the achievement of your goals next year.
Helena is an entrepreneur, a business mentor, and puts together weekly events for the small business community in New York. She’s the Founder of EntreGurus.com, a blog read in 130 countries that shares one idea, every day, from the best business books that you can read in under 5 minutes. She was recently given the 2018-2019 Smart Hustle Magazine "Entrepreneur of the Year" Award, and she has been called a Top 10 Leadership Influencer in Mexico by Hibox.co
Two Fairfield County nationally-recognized LinkedIn coaches, Sandra Long of Post Road Consulting (Westport) and Marc W. Halpert of connect2colalborate (Fairfield), themselves
entrepreneurs, will co-facilitate a session in which each will be offering you one BIG idea that you need to implement right away. Then they will turn
the session over to you, so you can ask them questions and get concrete marketing ideas from their answers that you can really use. The session is mostly free-form and always elicits a great response, so make the most of it by coming ready to ask them with your top questions and leave with concrete steps to wow your prospects and eclipse your competition.
Marc W. Halpert is a “multi-preneur, whose third concurrent company, connect2collaborate, spreads his high-energy LinkedIn evangelism as a: • trainer in professional practices and nonprofits in strategies to differentiate from competitors • coach to individuals to articulate their brand and achieve new career goals • instructor in companies to align employees’ LinkedIn personas with the corporate message • speaker at conferences, teaching LinkedIn best practices. Marc has authored 2 books: • “LinkedIn Marketing Techniques for Law and Professional Practices” published by the American Bar Association, 2017. • “You, Us, Them: LinkedIn Marketing Concepts for Nonprofit Professionals Who Really Want to Make a Difference,” self-published 2018. He contributes articles on evolving LinkedIn techniques, and is seen and heard on TV and radio. His LinkedIn profile is www.linkedin.com/marchalpert.Sandra Long is an independent LinkedIn expert, speaker, trainer and author. She is the owner of Post Road Consulting in Westport and Stamford. She specializes in: • LinkedIn sales training and coaching • LinkedIn personal and company branding • LinkedIn branding and networking for career and business • LinkedIn speaker and panelist at conferences and for corporate events Sandra’s book is “LinkedIn for Personal Branding: The Ultimate Guide” and is available at most book retailers such as Amazon. Sandra’s work has been featured by Forbes, Workology, and LinkedIn. She teaches social media for Rutgers University. Follow her or connect at www.linkedin.com/in/longsandra
Whether you're starting up or growing out your business, we'll go over the essential tools + reveal the tips & tricks that will help you work smarter and leverage the resources that will help bring out your business best! Join us for an informative panel featuring:
Founding or joining a startup is not only an investment of money but often more importantly it's an investment of time. If you are making the plunge to develop a new product/service it is important that you are not just building a great solution for today's problem but a solution that is needed in the future. In this session we'll discuss some general concepts in assessing and planning for evolving market landscapes.
Starting a company? Launching a Product? Re-branding? Securing the right to use and protect your trademarks is essential to the success of your business. This presentation, by veteran Stamford IP attorney Walter Welsh, will identify critical steps to ensure protection of your brand and prevent costly disputes with competitors through actions such as trademark clearance, registration, third-party policing, and international protection. In addition, Mr. Welsh will discuss strategies for successfully building your brand, including on your product and website, and through social media.As a seasoned IP attorney and engineer, I collaborate with technical staff and executives to create and implement profitable IP protection strategies. I am consistently successful at the USPTO and have a reputation for aggressively and effectively enforcing my clients’ IP rights. I strive to increase the value of my client's business, make their jobs easier, and reduce their costs. During regularly travels throughout the United States and Internationally, I meet with clients and colleagues to implement strategies for effective identification, protection, and enforcement of IP rights. I live in Darien, Connecticut with my wife and children and I enjoy road and mountain biking.
In the process of "innovating the new," entrepreneurs often face seemingly impossible challenges. What can they do? By using several easy-to-learn, creative thinking techniques, they can transform the seemingly impossible into the possible, and in the process, generate a wide variety of potentially-breakthrough solutions. Bryan W. Mattimore is cofounder and “Chief Idea Guy” of the Growth Engine Company, www.growth-engine.com, a nineteen-year old innovation agency based in Norwalk, Connecticut. In his innovation consulting career, Bryan has facilitated over a thousand brainstorming sessions, moderated over five hundred creative focus groups, and managed over two hundred successful innovation projects, leading to over $3 billion in new sales for a wide variety of Fortune 500 clients, including Kraft, Unilever, Ford, AT&T, BNY Mellon, LVMH, Merck, and Pepsi. A cum laude graduate of Dartmouth, he has written three books on ideation and innovation process including Idea Stormers, How to Lead and Inspire Creative Breakthroughs (Wiley Jossey-Bass) and 21 Days to a Big Idea, (Diversion Books). In addition to being a marketing and innovation instructor at Caltech, Bryan is also the inventor of the creativity training game, Bright Ideas.
Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are important independent of market hype or cooling off as is happening now. This session will define bitcoin, cryptocurrencies and the underlying blockchain technology, discuss scenarios that cryptocurrencies and blockchains enable and explain why these technologies matter in our world today. The business, financial, social and political impact of Bitcoin and blockchain-based technologies will also be discussed. Matthew Krieger is a technologist and executive with experience in information technology, manufacturing, publishing and fundraising. Matt is an Advisory Chief Technology Officer for non-profits and VP of Technology with manufacturer Cober, Inc. where he leads engineering and an industrial IoT initiative. Previously Matt had overall responsibility for IT at QSP, Inc., the nation’s largest youth fundraising company at the time, and held senior IT leadership positions at Time, Inc. and The Reader’s Digest Association. Matt serves on the board of two non-profit organizations, is a frequent presenter on topics of business, technology and the intersection of each, and is a business mentor with SCORE. Matt is currently engaged in a blockchain initiative and is creator of text-to-speech service Whysper https://whysper.io.
During this seminar you will learn:
Uncommon, proven ways to engage your mindset and create room for reliable revenues
Leveraging the power of belief and self-esteem to grow your relationship with money
Kim draws from her 32 years of professional sales and marketing along with her personal trials and triumphs in very competitive industries such as telecommunications, direct sales and corporate staffing.
She shares these savvy and strategic tips to delight and inspire audiences to network in powerful, productive ways that create the clients they desire with the revenue that they deserve.
People who have heard her speak call her the “Success Genie” for her magical ability guide to them to success levels beyond their imagination.
She provides tangible, measurable and simple action steps that motivate and inspire audience members to create 6 &7 figure revenue leaps within 12 months while creating peace in their spirit, joy in their heart and profit in their pocket -- all at the same time.
She has addressed national audiences via radio, magazines teleseminars and webinars.
She receives rave reviews for her inspirational and simple approach to creating success on your terms
Anthony M. Verna III
Nessa Group – Director -Brand Consultant
Bachelor’s Degree from Case Western Reserve University - Computer Science
Juris Doctor (JD) Rutgers Law School
Trademark and Copyright AttorneyWill Jacques Nessa Group – Director – Intellectual Property Consulting Services Bachelor’s degree from Howard University Mechanical Engineering MBA, Marketing – American University Patent Agent Marketing Panelists: Dean Eaker Nessa Group – MarTech Alliance President & Founder Wired Assets Holdings Bachelor’s Degree – University of Miami – Marketing & Communication John Greco Nessa Group – MarTech Alliance Founder & Chairman – Marketing IMPACT Council & Greco Associates Bachelor’s Degree – Monmouth University MBA – Columbia University Business School Raising Capital Panelists: Barry Kolevzon Nessa Group – Managing Partner Bachelor’s Degree – Rutgers University Economics MBA – Columbia University – Economics & Finance Justin Tripodi Nessa Group – Managing Director Bachelor’s Degree – Binghamton University Marketing & MIS MBA – Binghamton University – Marketing with focus studies in Consulting /Leadership.
You only get one chance to make a first impression - make the most of it. In this talk, you'll learn how to create a killer elevator pitch that: · Hooks your audience · Let’s you stand out from the crowd · Elevates your value · Drives actionShannon Malkin Daniels is Founder and CEO of Encaptiv, an author and a public speaking and communication consultant. After a successful executive-level career in sales, marketing and communication, Shannon left the corporate world to pursue her passion of helping others achieve success. She works with entrepreneurs and companies of all sizes. Some of her endeavors include teaching a series of workshops at MasterCard, successfully coaching an inventor through the first round of Shark Tank auditions, and helping entrepreneurs secure funding for their business. She's also taught communication and public speaking at Columbia University and Iona College. Shannon's years of speaking, teaching, and coaching led to a mounting frustration with existing presentation software, so she set out on a mission to develop an interactive presentation software that bridges the gap between presentations and goals. Thus Encaptiv was born!
The Publisher’s M.O. is comprised of "7+7 Buckets" for strategy and implementation-to-scale that, when executed, will result in achieving the content marketing goals you’ve established. As a result, brands, agencies, and entrepreneurs: