THE STARTUP ROADMAP: 10 profit principles get at the nub of how startups makes consistent profits and how they can help you build an enduring business that produces sustainable profits as well (all attendees will receive The Startup Roadmap booklet )
1. Build a Business Based on Your Distinctive Competence
2. Develop and Deliver a Superior Value Proposition
3. Don’t Start Up Until…
4. Take Charge of the Money and Control It
5. Create a Profit-Based Reward Structure
6. Recognize and Hire “Lightning in a Bottle”
7. Create Profit Centers to Scale Your Business
8. Augment Profits with Proprietary Technology
9. Build a Financial War Chest for Strategic Advantage
10. Behave Ethically, and Profits Will Follow
+Comp: Pizza, Soda, Marley Coffee, Hint Essence Water, Bavarian Beer!
Main Speaker: Ed “Skip” McLaughlin, Entrepreneur & Investor
Skip is an Entrepreneur, Executive, and Author. Founder of four B2B businesses. Investor in start-ups and real estate. Executive with Johnson Controls and Partner at Trammell Crow Company. Regional Marketing Manager at Hewlett-Packard and salesman for IBM. Founded real estate services company United Systems Integrators Corporation (USI) in 1991, grew USI into an Inc 500 Company and sold it to a Fortune 100 company, Johnson Controls in 2005. Became CEO of JCI's Global Workplace Business for the Americas from 2005 to 2007. Honored by Ernst and Young as Entrepreneur of the Year for Business Outsourcing in 2001.Having bootstrapped four companies, Skip will be releasing a new book: "The Purpose Is Profit: Secrets of a Successful Entrepreneur From Startup to Exit."
Rohan Marley, Founder and Chairman
Rohan Marley is the founder and acting chairman of Marley Coffee®, son of Bob Marley, and a passionate entrepreneur. Rooted in the Marley family values of love, passion and social responsibility, Marley Coffee is dedicated to creating a brighter tomorrow for future generations, while building a thriving international business. Rohan is actively involved as ambassador to Water Wise Coffee™, is Vice President of Protecting African Lions (PAL), recently joined Fortune Rookies in Finland and is know as the Govern General of the Marley Family business and supports all family brands. Rohan integrates coffee, tech and charity to encourage social connectivity globally. You can follow Rohan on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rohan-Marley/141835292581864), Twitter (https://twitter.com/Romarley) and Instagram (http://instagram.com/romarley)
Panelist: Amit Shah, Founder & CEO
Amit is the founder of AIT International Corp. He is a young entrepreneur who started AIT when he was a sophomore in high school. He started the business with $0.00 and has grown the company into mid-sized company. Recently he received a letter of intent. However, he declined it -- all $10 million -- confident he can grow without taking on any investors at this time. He aims to build AIT into a market leader. He will be entering his senior year this September and as long as he passes all of his classes, he will continue to expand the company and gain market share at a faster pace! Still in high school he still oversees the company, manages a team of developers and is responsible for the project management and growth. He says that he wants to be a prime example of "you don't need college to succeed in life".
Panelist: Bruce Bachenheimer, Professor and Director
Bruce is a Clinical Professor of Management and the Executive Director of the Entrepreneurship Lab at Pace University. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses, primarily in the areas of entrepreneurship, management and strategy. He is also the organizer of the annual Pace Pitch Contest and Business Plan Competition. He is a member of the Board and past Chair of the New York City Chapter of the MIT Enterprise Forum and has served on the organization’s Global Board. He serves on the Board of Directors & Advisors of LeadAmerica and has served as a consultant to governmental organizations and a variety of new ventures.
Moderator: Kevin Pianko, Partner of WeiserMazars, performs audits of public and private companies and assists them with the financial and operational aspects of their business. He helps clients obtain alternative sources of capital and provides merger and acquisitions, and strategic alliance analysis. Kevin has industry expertise in life sciences, private equity activities, SEC/public companies, technology, manufacturing, professional services, and financial services. He is also a regular on Bloomberg Radio and NBC.
Host: David Carlos, Founder & CTO of Myhomepayge.com
David is the Sexy Technologist, a Tech Geek and Entrepreneur!
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WHEN: October 6, 2015 from 6.15 PM to 8.15 PM
WHERE: Microsoft, 11 Times Square, 8th Avenue
6:15 to 6:45: Pizza & Soda thanks to FundingPost, Beer & Wine, Hint Essence Water and more....
6:45 to 8:15: Announcements, Panel and Group Discussion
8:15 to 8:30: Q&A
8:30 to 10:30 Special Disruptive Happy Hour
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