What: Present Like A Pro
When: Thursday, April 14 @ 5:30 - 7:30pm
Where: The WaterCooler
Cost: FREE for members, $15 for nonmembers and guests
business, big or small, needs to be good at making presentations--to
the board, investors, colleagues, customers, bankers, you name it.
If you have an idea, you need to know how to deliver presentations that inspire, inform and motivate audiences to action (and keeps 'em awake!)
Join Kickstand at our April meeting for a presentation... on presentations with Better Business Bureau President/CEO Dale Dixon. Dale has 16-years of broadcast news and media communication experience working in radio and for CBS, ABC, & NBC-TV affiliates. He has traveled extensively covering a variety of stories ranging from humanitarian efforts in Romania to refueling B1 Bombers over Canada en-route to Bosnia. Dale is an Associated Press and Idaho Press Club award winner, was named an Idaho Business Review 2004 Accomplished Under 40 recipient and a 2007 Better Business Bureau Integrity Counts! honoree.
Walk away with tips to help you take your upcoming presentation before a crucial audience to the next level.
Make it a day chock full of entrepreneurial energy by kickstarting your Thursday at Boise State for Entrepreneurship Day in Idaho - a full day event for current, serial and aspiring entrepreneurs in the community and on campus.
When: Thursday, April 14, 2011
Where: Simplot Ballrooms, Boise State Student Union Building
Cost: FREE and open to the campus and community. Pre-registration is required for the lunch guest speaker, with lunch provided.
Register: Contact Lyn Moore at email@example.com
Highlights from the day include:
- Spotlights on successful Idaho entrepreneurs
- Information and support for entrepreneurs
- Encourages action on entrepreneurial ideas
- Special lunch speaker - Ward Parkinson, co-founder of Micron, discusses the path of his entrepreneurial success.
- Four tracks of interest to entrepreneurs
- The Conversations track offers insights into the early days of successful Idaho firms.
- The How To track offers information and skills workshops on important issues facing all entrepreneurs.
- The Opportunities track presents services and support available locally to entrepreneurs.
- The Idea Fair track showcases student ideas, offers advice on elevator pitch messages and culminates with student elevator pitch competition.
As part of the Obama Administration's Startup America Initiative, U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced the "America's Next Top Energy Innovator" challenge, which will give start-up companies the opportunity to license groundbreaking technologies developed by the National Laboratories for $1,000 and build successful businesses. Entrepreneurs interested in participating can already view the available technologies on the Department's Energy Innovation Portal.
MAKE THE DATE
April 20: develop.idaho 2011 is a half-day, industry-led event created to promote and support the software community in Idaho. Speakers will include local entrepreneurs and visionaries that will provide their insights on the local software community, success stories about their companies and trends affecting the software industry. The day will conclude with Tech Cocktail Boise - sponsored by SolutionPro. This evening mixer will spotlight local startup companies in the Startup Showcase. The Tech Cocktail team looks to help entrepreneurs by educating as they showcase them and the local technology communities they live in. More Information
April 21: Ignite Boise 6 5 minutes, 20 slides, what would you say? Ignite Boise brings together an inspiring and unexpected blend of thinkers from business, art, technology, government and academia. All with ideas. And all willing to share them. Be part of it on Thursday, April 21 at the Egyptian Theater. Doors open for general admission (FREE) at 6:30pm. Among the talks on tap:
- Gravitational Modulation of Bone Cells
- Razor Burned: Is shaving a necessity or just a load of Schtick?
- StopShop: 1 year without shopping
- I'm good at poor, it's prosperity that got me
- Singularities: The good, the bad and the invisible
June 7: IdaVation is Idaho's premier annual education and networking summit for innovators and entrepreneurs. IdaVation gives innovators and entrepreneurs an opportunity to learn from an ensemble of business luminaries and experienced, successful entrepreneurs. Stay tuned for the full agenda.
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