Innovator Introductions: Pitches & Networking Event (OPEN TO PUBLIC)

Public Networking Event - FREE EVENT

Innovator Introductions: Pitches & Networking Event


Are you looking to bounce some ideas around? or trying to get serious with some partners. Find your next investor, co-founder, programmer, mentor or protege at Innovator Introductions! (We attract a lot of techies in particular, but also welcome all industries including SME entrepreneurs.)


Agenda:

6:00 - 6:30 PM - What's Sizzling? - Entrepreneurship Insights

Review of the hottest trending entrepreneurial news

6:30 - 7:00 PM - Introductory Elevator Pitches*

30 seconds to present your personal or professional endeavors

7:00 - 8:00 PM - Innovator Introductions & Q&A session

We have several businesses lined up, but are also always accepting applications. If you want to present your product or service please an e-mail to [masked]

8:00 - 9:00 PM - Open Networking

Try out our new, custom-built networking app! Ensure you fill out the RSVP questions** in order to take advantage of it.

 

Presentations:

Asim Siddiqui: WizeNation is a location-based social bulletin board to connect with your neighbours, local businesses, and people with similar interests and skill. Users can use WizeNation to buy/sell stuff, borrow/lent something to their neighbours, find someone to run their chores, ask for local recommendations, read announcements and deals from local businesses.

 

Calvin Sribniak-Jones: Are you trying to save money this month or are you ready to spend some cash? Spenz is a FREE app that helps you easily track your spending while helping you save money on what matters to you. Spenz integrates banking information such as debit and credit transactions and it's free to use. By using it you can get personalized deals based on what you buy and where you are. You can input your cash expenses in seconds and categorize your spending the way YOU want to.If you spent $84 on coffee last month is that good? Spenz shows you the average spending of both your friends and the population to give you context.

 

Dan Holowack: Crowd Riff helps brands channel and promote crowd-driven social media content. The platform uses real-time analysis of social streams (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook) to identify, encourage and reward the people and content that are most relevant to a specific brand and event. Crowd Riff displays curated content and live visualizations within client-branded environments (web / mobile) and also scores the people publishing content over time (like a brand-specific Klout score). The solution is targeted to brands that sponsor events, such as RaboBank (rugby sponsorships), Budweiser (MLB sponsorship), Sony Music (social concert tours), Virgin Media (concert festivals) etc. This is our second social media product. Our first product, TwitSprout, was launched in January and currently has over 20K users.

 

 

Don't forget to check out our website: http://entrepreneursden.ca for the latest news and updates!

 

*Pitches are voluntary and you don't have to pitch if you don't want to. Please note that is a very friendly and engaging group.

**RSVP questions are optional, but they will allow you to connect more efficiently with the people present at the event.

 

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  • Bruce

    Sorry, we don't keep complete archives of presentations but we have plans for recording future events.

    August 12, 2012

  • Max H.

    Is it possible to get slides or is there meeting notes?

    August 12, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    First two presenters (Spenz, TwitSprout) were great, as presenters, as entrepreneurs and as technology integrators. I have been energized to follow in their footsteps. Keep inviting people of this high calibre!

    Suggest that there be some speaking coaches to provide constructive feedback to the people practicing their pitches, so they have specific information to up their game when they have to really sell their products, services, and teams. Anyone who has been a long-time Toastmaster provide such feedback, with grace and caring.

    August 12, 2012

  • Christian

    It was awesome! Learn lots networked and mingled a lil bit; also validated some of my own research and planning.

    August 11, 2012

  • Sonia G.

    - enjoyed the 30 second elevator pitches. Was impressed by how many people participated.
    - enjoyed the pitches (especially team spenz :))
    - networking was a little intimidating but everyone was friendly and I met lots of interesting individuals.

    August 11, 2012

  • Narayan M.

    Great Networking! I have new friends now!

    August 11, 2012

  • Vasanth C.

    Met amazing people, heard inspiring stories.

    August 11, 2012

  • paulrenie

    I really like the fact that there was an excellent attendance. Also, the concept behind the meetup is very good and the presentations really provided a lot of insight and value. Allowing individuals to pitch was very valuable and a great opportunity to practice. I think you can make the pitching part even better if you were to take a few minutes to explain the importance and the components of an elevator pitch. Even though the room was full of entrepreneurs it is by no way mean that they all know about the elevator pitch. So I recommend that you us a Powerpoint slide to show the components of an elevator script during that period. In this way individuals would be able to practice providing the information required in an elevator script. see link:
    http://ezinearticles.com/?Eleva...­
    I look forward to attending your next saturday event!..good job..keep up the work and thanks!

    August 11, 2012

  • Sergiy K.

    Great event. Keep it going.

    August 11, 2012

  • Prudy T.

    a bunch of enthusiastic entrepreneurs.

    August 11, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I was impressed with the turn out and the pitches given. Everyone seemed to get involved within the Q&A session, but we stayed within the time restrictions. There could have been a short stretch break in the middle, but maybe that was just me and arriving 30mins early. I personally found it to be a great evening listening and learning about the various people and their business ventures.

    August 10, 2012

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