2017 Summit > 2017 Agenda
Social media is helping to close the gap for women who want to start their own business. According to Hunter Hoffman, head of U.S. communications at Hiscox Small Business Insurance, women are taking advantage of the significantly lowered costs of starting businesses and setting up shop online, where they have the ability to expand easily. It doesn’t hurt that marketing via social media happens to play on traits often associated with women: cooperation, collaboration, and sharing. In this session, we’ll explore how female entrepreneurs can use social media channels to promote their personal brands and business, tapping into a rich and growing customer base.
Panel discussion with successful NEO entrepreneurs. They will discuss different directions you can go with entrepreneurship and how to make that leap.
1.) A GUIDE TO CAPITAL: WHAT YOU NEED AND WHERE TO GO TO GET IT!
2.) AN ENTREPRENEUR’S CHECKLIST FOR MITIGATING RISKS
Three featured categories: Financial, Legal and People Risks.
Exciting and prominent female chefs in Cleveland will join forces with four of the top male chefs in our great city for cooking and discussion on what it takes to be a female entrepreneur in the world of food.
They will prepare a dish of “Fall Harvest Favorites: Meals the Busy Entrepreneur Can Prepare in 20 Minutes or Less”.
1.) INTENTIONAL NETWORKING – CONNECTING IN A MEANINGFUL WAY!
She will conduct an interactive networking session where you can walk away with referrals and leads to grow your business. Bring business cards.
2.) POSITIVE WORKPLACE CULTURE – SUPPORTING OTHER WOMEN IN BUSINESS
Panel discussion designed to educate and inspire the female entrepreneur on the ways to grow, start or promote a culture that supports women in their organization and in their community.
Visit 20+ sponsor and resource tables, taste and vote for your favorite chef’s sample in the People’s Choice tasting contest. Chefs will compete for great prizes based on creativity, taste and ease of preparation.
Judged by Renee DeLuca Dolan, President, Contempo Communications and FlashStarts execs – Charles Stack, CEO and Shannon Lyons, COO.
Watch 5 of Northeast Ohio’s most promising female entrepreneurs pitch their companies for a chance at the grand prize: Design Services from Contempo Communications ($5000 value), 1 Year Reserved Desk Membership at StartMart and $1,500. Listen to entrepreneurs pitch and meet the women whose innovative ideas are taking Cleveland by storm. Teams can apply through this link: https://goo.gl/forms/zYH4WVShP6IbWJtB2