Elevate and Celebrate
April 16, 2024, 9am - 1pm
Carroll County Arts Council....91 West Main St.....Westminster, Md 21157
Here is an opportunity to network and engage in dynamic panel topics to "Elevate" your knowledge base and expand opportunities for success!
9:00am-9:30am - Registration & Networking
Get here early and meet fellow entrepreneurs in the community and enjoy a cup of coffee and pastries before we get started.
9:30am-9:45am - Opening Remarks
Join us in the theatre as we get started with an introduction to the day by Rick Leimbach, of Startup Portal, and our Prime Sponsors.
9:45am-10:25am - Panel 1: Raising Capital
Fueling the Engine: Raising Capital
Moderated by: Rick Leimbach - Carrollton Partners
Fundamentals that accelerate your ability to raise capital
Different types of capital: equity, debt, grants...What's appropriate?
Building a strong investor pitch. What are the essentials?
Valuation and what are the terms of the capital raise?
What are alternative funding sources? What about Crowdfunding?
10:30am-11:10am - Panel 2: Entrepreneur Mindset
The Entrepreneurial Mindset
Moderated by: Henry Mortimer, Director / Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation / University of Baltimore
What are the key elements for building that foundation?
Vision and Passion
Resilience and Adaptability
Becoming an Effective Leader and Team Builder
11:15am-11:55am - Panel 3: The Selling Mindset
The Selling Mindset
Moderated by: Chris McDonell - Sandler/MCG Consulting
What Behaviors and Knowledge Optimize Your Ability to Sell?
What's Your Value Proposition?
Developing Effective Communication Skills
Building Trust and Credibility
12:00pm-12:15pm - Closing Remarks
Prime sponsors wrap it up!
12:15pm-1:00pm - Networking and Lunch