What is it like in today's day and age to be a female entrepreneur? How do you successfully launch a tech startup or co-found a company as a woman in the industry? As the leader of such organizations, how can we continue to decrease the amount of gender imbalance and increase employee morale and retention? Tune in to our live, dynamic panel discussion moderated by Vinita Rathi, Co-founder and CEO of Systango and former Executive Director & VP at Goldman Sachs for a look into company culture and success from a female entrepreneur point of view.Read more >
Entrepreneurs contribute significantly to the world economy; the new businesses they create can drive innovation and will often result in the formation of new jobs. Yet almost 60% of UK businesses will fail within 5 years. New research from OPP shows the strengths, and possible blind spots, that people of each type will typically have when operating as entrepreneurs. If entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs are aware of these, it can give them a head start.
John Hackston, Head of Thought Leadership at OPP, will present the results of the research, showing how MBTI type relates to your entrepreneurial orientation, and sharing tools for you to work out just how entrepreneurial your own (or your client’s) organisation is. He will also illustrate the likely strengths of each type as an entrepreneur – and things that they should watch out for.
Entrepreneurs are great at turning ideas into businesses, but lack the skills needed to promote themselves, putting their initial trust and reputation at risk. This webinar will help new business owners build credibility before launch.Read more >
Join Farrah Gray,Celebrity Entrepreneur, International Bestselling Author, and Philanthropist, as he shares Strategies to Breaking the Mold - Reinventing Your Management and Marketing Mindset.
Now more than ever every entrepreneur needs to rethink the way their company has to face their brand recognition challenges in a marketplace that has succumbed to social media. Small businesses will grow and prosper in the social media marketing competitive climate, when founders, owners and managers initiate and enforce radical change.
Farrah Gray was named as one of the most influential Black men in America by the National Urban League. Ebony Magazine and Black Enterprise recognized him as an entrepreneurial icon and best-selling author. Raised in the impoverished South side of Chicago, Gray defied the odds and became a self-made millionaire by the age of 14. At the age of 21, he received an Honorary Doctorate degree of Humane Letters from Allen University. This was in recognition of his ingenious economic mind and distinguished commitment to the development of values such as leadership, integrity and scholarship. In his rise from poverty to national and international prominence as an entrepreneurial icon and pre-eminent power speaker, Farrah Gray has inspired millions around the world. At the age of 29, he has achieved more than many achieve in a lifetime.
For more information and to get a copy of Gray’s complimentary eBook Comfort Is the Enemy of Achievement, visit www.farrahgray.com
One way we can encourage more females into tech and tech entrepreneurship is to raise the profile and visibility of female role models.
This live meet-up event will take place at BrightTALK's London offices and is an opportunity to celebrate female tech founders and to learn from their experience. We’ll be finding out how they’ve overcome the key challenges they’ve faced along the way, as well as the practical advice they’d offer to aspiring female founders. The panel will be filmed, livestreamed, and will be be made available on-demand.
We’ll be talking about:
•Key challenges our tech founders have faced and how they’ve overcome them
•The advantages of being a female in the tech start up world
•The best and the worst things about being an entrepreneur
•Taking a business concept from idea stage, to realisation
•Raising funding – our founders experience of finding - and pitching - to investors
•Our founders’ attitudes to failure
•Establishing a brand – both business and personal
•The relationships that have been vital to our founders success
•What our founders know now, that they wish they knew when they were starting out
Erika Martin is an Entrepreneur and Independent Consultant with CAbi LLC, a social selling company specializing in Women’s Clothing, and previous owner of Options llc, a personal concierge company. Erika is born and raised in Washington DC but after graduation from University of Maryland College Park, she traveled the globe with then MCI Telecommunications for 14 years in various corporate management positions. Erika began her entrepreneurial quest after MCI was purchased by Worldcom and never looked back. Erika is engaged
to be married to prominent DC lawyer, A. Scott Bolden, and through blended families she has a son Cole (9 years old), Twin daughters Mckay and McKenzie (18 years old), daughter Shayla (30 years old), and a granddaughter Ashanti (11 years old). Balancing life/work is a large part of why Erika chose to go into business for herself.
As the editor and publisher of Enterprising Women, Monica Smiley has spent the last decade building the national and now global magazine she leads into a strong voice for women entrepreneurs. Founded as the only national magazine published exclusively for women business owners, the print and digital editions of the magazine now reach a million women entrepreneurs in 185 countries around the globe. The company also hosts the annual Enterprising Women of the Year Awards, considered the most prestigious awards program for outstanding women business owners from around the globe. While Enterprising Women began its tenth year in May 2009 serving the women business owner community, Monica has been the president of a magazine publishing and marketing communication business for nearly 30 years, publishing both consumer and trade magazine titles.
Considered a national thought leader on women’s entrepreneurship, Monica serves on the National Association of Women Business Owners National Advisory Council and is a member of the Women Presidents’ Organization. EW is a founding coalition partner of Women Impacting Public Policy, and she has represented the United States six times as a delegate to the Global Summit of Women (in Morocco, Germany, Chile, China, Turkey, and Greece), a gathering of nearly a thousand women entrepreneurs, women business leaders, and women Cabinet or Ministerial level government leaders from more than 90 countries actively involved in the Peace Through Business program, sponsored by the Institute for Economic Empowerment of Women (IEEW), Monica has served as a mentor in the program for the past four years, hosting women business owners from Afghanistan and Rwanda in her North Carolina home. She founded the Enterprising Women Foundation in March 2011 to benefit the growth of women’s entrepreneurship here and around the world. A recipient of numerous awards, she is a native of Bay City, Michigan.
David has been an angel investor for 20 years and has worked with Steve Jobs, Ed Catmul, and others in Silicon Valley. He played a significant role in the development of the Worldwide Web, has written five books, and coaches startups. Last year he was a candidate to be the next dean of Stanford business school. This year, he’s starting his 22nd company.
In this 60-minute webinar, you'll learn what really causes startups to fail, why you shouldn't build an MVP, explore how you can use Kanban to improve team coordination, why understanding your market is more important than understanding your product, raising money from crazy investors, why you shouldn't go to business school, and building an agile culture. Here are some of his writings:
This webinar is for both early-stage investors and entrepreneurs at all levels.
Augmented, mixed, and virtual reality compose a spectrum for next-gen computing that is disrupting or accelerating the business objectives of companies across almost every industry. With an ever growing number of pilots and available solutions, it is imperative that businesses develop a strategy of where to play and how to win, while avoiding technology for technology’s sake, in order to create new value.
Jiten Dajee is a subject matter expert on digital reality technology spanning the entire value chain of augmented, mixed, and virtual reality. Jiten has been involved with Digital Reality technology since his first joint-venture in healthcare wearables in 2011. He joined Deloitte Consulting Innovation to lead the rapid commercialization of digital reality across industrial and commercial sectors. He brings an end-to-end understanding of how optics, networks, semiconductors, platforms, products, and will interact in the next-gen computing medium. Jiten specializes in market intelligence, technology adoption, solution integration, and strategic growth planning of digital reality in enterprise.
Jennifer Prosek is the founder and CEO of CJP Communications (CJP), a leading international public relations and financial communications consultancy with offices in New York, Connecticut and London. Prosek built the firm using a management strategy she developed called an "Army of Entrepreneurs." The "Army" model is the subject of her first book, Army of Entrepreneurs: Create an Engaged and Empowered Workforce for Exceptional Business Growth, which was published in February 2011.
CJP and Prosek have won numerous honors. CJP was named an Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing company, has been recognized as one of the "Top Places to Work in PR" by PR News, and was named "Small Agency of the Year" by The Holmes Report.
Prosek lectures frequently at leading business schools, including Columbia, and entrepreneurial and business groups, such as the Yale Chief Executive Leadership Institute.
She is a graduate of Miami University of Ohio and the Columbia Business School. She lives in New York City and Westport, Conn with her husband and daughter.
An incredible opportunity to Ask Daymond John about how to get your business started!
A young entrepreneur, industry pioneer, highly regarded marketing expert and a man who has surpassed new heights of commercial and financial success are just a few ways people have described Daymond John. Over the last 20 years, Daymond John (The Shark) has evolved from one of the most successful fashion icons of his generation to a highly sought after branding expert, author, consultant, and as a speaker in business and motivational genres.
Daymond’s creative vision and strong knowledge of the marketplace created one of the most iconic fashion brands in recent years. FUBU, (“For Us By Us”), represented a lifestyle that was neglected by other clothing companies. Realizing this need in the marketplace, Daymond helped to create the
untapped urban apparel space and laid the groundwork for other companies to compete in this newly established market.
In 2009, John joined the cast of the ABC entrepreneurial business show, Shark Tank, produced by acclaimed TV producer Mark Burnett. As one of the “Sharks”, Daymond and four other prominent executives listen to business pitches from everyday people hoping to launch their company or product to new heights. Investing his own money in every project, Daymond becomes partners with the entrepreneurs helping turn their dreams into a reality. Millions of viewers tune into the show as Daymond demonstrates his marketing prowess and entrepreneurial insights, which have earned him his nickname as “The Shark.”
Will Virtual Reality connect us to the world or separate us?
Join world creator Rob Crasco and speaker Ryan A Bell for a special live discussion on immersive media, tipping points and the future of creating. In this session you’ll learn how to get started in VR, the mentality of the future creator, building worlds and, of course, what will happen in the future.
Seminar topics will include:
* Immigration considerations for starting a business in the U.S.
* Visa options for essential personnel
* Corporate business formation and establishing a business presence
* Tax considerations for new businesses
Intellectual property can account for 70% of a company’s valuation, conflicting views exist on the best way to value patents and IP portfolios, or even whether they can be valued at all.
Dr. Dierk-Oliver Kiehne, CEO at InTraCoM GmbH, a leading patent valuation consultancy, joins us on 8th February to discuss the various ways in which patents can be valued, as well as the benefits and disadvantages of the various approaches.
He will explain how a better understanding of patent valuations can help to support an organisation's strategic goals and suggest ways in which patent portfolio owners can measure and track the value of their patents. There will also be a Q&A session at the end of this webinar where our audience can put their questions to our expert speaker.
This webinar is essential viewing for all patent owners who are interested in understanding patent valuations, regardless of the scale of their business or portfolio.
Virtual Reality puts you on the other side of the computer screen, but it isn’t all about games. VR has the ability to enable individuals, bring them together and invoke true empathy and feelings. This technology has the potential to change people’s lives for the better.
Join us for an informative discussion of the power of Social VR.
Ryan A Bell talks about the beginning of content creation in VR, how it fits into social and a very powerful case study of one nonprofit utilizing the empathy machine to reach the masses. Rob Crasco talks about the power of virtual worlds to empower people, bring them together and create true connections across the globe.
There is no question that being a working mom is a challenge. You never feel like you’re actually giving 100% to your family or your work. How do you manage everything amidst exhaustion and not feel guilty? Hear from two, hi-tech mommy marketers on how they have achieved a healthy balance of succeeding in the boardroom and on the home front. For entrepreneurs, learn how to find the right balance required to manage your own business. For women determined to climb the corporate ladder, hear tips on how to keep yourself and/or your team motivated.Read more >
Self-Protecting, Self-Encrypting, Storage Devices (SP-SEDs) are already widely available and successful in the marketplace. This talk will focus on exciting new concepts that take existing standards, and existing Open Source code repositories to create opportunities for new wealth through security and privacy. Look to the clouds for guidance for what should be in the Personal Storage Device.Read more >