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Princeton Tech Meetup #25 w/ Derek Lidow

  • Apr 17, 2014 · 7:00 PM
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Speaker: Derek Lidow 

Topic: Startup LeaderShip - How Savvy Entrepreneurs Turn Their Ideas Into Successful Enterprises

Agenda:

7:00 - Arrival - Snacks, Pizza and Networking.

7:30 - Introduction / Announcements by the organizers.

7:40 - 7:45 Start Demo / Pitches (ONE MINUTE each)

Demo 1 - Apply to present

Demo 2 - Apply to present

Demo 3 - Apply to present

7:45 - Derek Lidow - Startup LeaderShip - How Savvy Entrepreneurs Turn Their Ideas Into Successful Enterprises

Anyone can start a business only leaders can succeed. Through stories of his own success and failures plus interviews with a number of other entrepreneurs, Derek shows why leaders are the reason for startup success, which factors are most critical at each state and how to use Derek’s Personal Leadership Strategy to your advantage.

8:45 - Open-mic to quickly promote your business or broadcast a need that someone in the group might be able to fill.

8:55 - Wrap-Up, discussion of Meetup, feedback and opportunities for improvement or future topics.

8:59 - End of formal part of meeting.

9:00 - Exit Venue and head to After Hours Party - Location: TBA

More about the Speaker

Derek Lidow - CEO, Entrepreneur, Princeton Professor, Start-up Coach has spent a career testing what it takes for a company to succeed. His contributions have improved companies as diverse as Sony, Samsung, Philips, Goldman Sachs and IBM. Today, he is on a mission to empower people with the confidence and skills to build better businesses. Audiences can look forward to Derek’s hands-on, how-to advice.

Derek Lidow is a successful entrepreneur, who built the information company, iSuppli and then sold it for $100 million. Throughout his long career—as CEO, innovator and entrepreneur— he has tested virtually every aspect of launching a business. Lidow now argues that success is far less dependent upon a firm’s idea, or any grand strategy than it is upon something more personal--leadership. Emerging companies have specific leadership requirements, stage by fast-moving stage. Few founders have been able to leverage the tremendous power of this under-recognized reality–until now. Startup Leadership demonstrates how founders can adopt the skills that are required at each stage of their journey. Whether you are at the idea stage or managing a more mature enterprise, you can start to recognize the fundamental conflict—how to balance your “selfish” drives with the more “self-less” leadership required by the organization at any given time. The book illustrates how to become the “startup leader” each business needs – and how to move a plan forward with greater confidence and success. 

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  • Alex S.

    Professor Lidow did a great job last Thursday - It was a very interesting/informative talk!

    I did one of the 30 second pitches for the multi-robot warehousing product. Here is a product video that gets interesting @ the 2 minute mark. http://opex.com/material-handling/

    I look forward to connecting with you all again.

    April 21, 2014

  • Lisa C. C.

    The Meetup was awesome! It was the best $5.00 that I have spent in a very long time for a meet/greet session that included a speaker and a few pitches. I'm looking forward to the next one. I can be reached at [masked].

    April 18, 2014

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    A former member

    Thanks for listening to my talk about the world's first ever international collegiate science journal. Support our kickstarter at kck.st/1m5ybTM

    April 18, 2014

  • carol

    Very informative about leadership in startups...selfishness and selflessness is required. Interesting point

    April 18, 2014

  • Dominic F.

    Jonathan with Bandwidth Technology -- unfortunately I missed the meeting last night. I have experience with DSL and DSLAMs. I was Product Marketing Manager for Adtran when they introduced their "pizza box" Total Access 3000 Dslam. [masked]

    April 18, 2014

  • Barry J.

    Great talk, just long enough, solid points. To all I didn't get to introduce myself to, I run a web design agency down at the shore, jabstudio.com, and I'm looking to expand through strategic partnerships and good old hard work, if you have need feel free to contact me, thanks.

    April 18, 2014

    • Angelo K.

      Hi Barry, I'm a developer who was at the meetup last night. I help early-stage companies build web apps, and I'd be interested in talking more about how we might be able to help each other. Feel free to reach out at [masked]

      April 18, 2014

  • Justin

    I wanted to find what the 30 second pitches were, but the only one I noticed on twitter was the indiegogo one... Can someone list them or tell me where I can find them. Maybe they are on the video? Thanks!

    April 17, 2014

    • Jonathan

      Hey Justin, I made a 30-second pitch last night. I am with a company called, Bandwidth Technology Corp. We have developed a a new transmission pulse (with six patents in place) that is able to increase bandwidth transmission over existing DSL and wireless lines. We are looking for an entrepreneur-leader to help us further develop and deploy this technology.

      1 · April 18, 2014

  • Udayan B.

    wonderful session. still struggling to absorb - ideas are not important..leaders are and balancing selfishness with selflessness. Powerful thoughts. Thanks Prof. Lidow.

    1 · April 18, 2014

  • Douglas M.

    Excellent. Highly relevant if not crucial for any start up entrepreneur or team member. DL has done it himself and done his home work about those who do.

    1 · April 18, 2014

  • Bhargava G.

    Dr.Derek was great.

    April 17, 2014

  • Asim

    Excellent!!!

    April 17, 2014

  • Sujit P.

    Excellent

    April 17, 2014

  • Sujit P.

    Someone spoke 30 seconds at the end about classical music app. Could you contact me and let me know about it. Great meeting today.

    April 17, 2014

  • Esther S.

    Sorry I am unable to be there for this one! Have a great meeting. If anyone wants to "cover" Princeton Tech Meetups from time to time (when I can't go) for NJTechWeekly.com please get in touch.

    April 17, 2014

  • Asim

    What is the car parking situation?

    April 13, 2014

    • Danna H.

      There are two University lots on Williams Street that runs by the Friend Center where you can park after 5 pm and metered spaces on Williams that are free at 7.

      1 · April 16, 2014

    • Asim

      Are Friend Center parking lots free or paid after 5 PM?

      April 17, 2014

  • Nick S.

    Ahh! I won't be able to make it :(

    April 17, 2014

  • Danna H.

    I am looking for some help with creating new screens written in JS using the ExtJS framework. Is anyone who is coming to the meetup tomorrow got any experience with this and would be interested in discussing the project?

    April 16, 2014

    • Premayogan M.

      Reach me out @ [masked] let us talk tomo in detail.. Send gist abt ur need

      April 16, 2014

  • Sach K.

    Looking forward to hearing Derek

    April 13, 2014

  • natasha g.

    +1 Great speaker, great topic!!

    April 11, 2014

  • Bhargava G.

    It will be good idea to have few copies of his book at the meetup.

    April 11, 2014

    • Venu M.

      yes we will have books and he will sign them as well

      April 11, 2014

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