Note: this is a x-post from the chamber. please RSVP & pay at the link below.
Good ideas are a dime a dozen but your personality is more valuable than money. SmartUps PubTalks brings you an interactive program that aims to help you sell yourself right alongside your good idea.
Good eats provided by Sizzle Pie – Eat Pizza Everyday
Drinks available at The BarnLight
Register at: http://www.eugenechamber.com/wcevents/eventdetail.aspx?eventid=2315025
$12 advance | $18 at the door
Your model isn’t that great but you are
It’s no secret that investors demand a tight business model. Chances are your model has some flaws but more often than not, investment dollars are thrown at the people behind a company which means self-promotion is a vital skill entrepreneurs should not live without. Many of us don’t self-promote enough, the right way or even at all.
We know you’ve got the character for a strong reputation and sometimes it’s hard to toot your own horn in a fashionable sense. We’re here to help - gain some perspective on why self-promotion is a smart marketing tool that will set your early stage company apart from the other startups squandering for capital.
Caroline Cummings, VP of Business Development at Palo Alto Software, one of Eugene’s most authentic self-promoters and co-founder/CEO of two tech startups where she raised nearly $1M will share common myths about self-promotion that will positively affect your ability to communicate the value you bring to the table.
Interact with your peers
Take these self-promo tips into a playful state and boost your speaking confidence through a little bit of improv. During the PubTalk we’ll get into small groups, let go of the need for perfection, take very little time to develop a fast pitch, deliver that pitch, and just play regardless of the outcome.
Get free stuff
Attend the PubTalk and get free 30-day access to LivePlan, the world’s leading online business pitching, planning and financial tracking software, and a new e-book by Mrs. Cummings: "How to Pitch and Get Funded in 10 Minutes."