JUMPSTART! Lunch Speaker Series
Thursday, April 17, 2014
11:30AM to 1:00PM
Producers: Pasadena Angels
Sharon Bailey Beckett, Beckett Advisors
Louis Dienes, Locke Lord LLP
How to Use Strategy for Growth
Speaker & Sponsor:
Sharon Bailey Beckett
Managing Director of Beckett Companies
Fabulous pizza and salad buffet lunch provided.
Sharon Bailey Beckett is a founding partner, and Managing Director of Beckett Advisors, the business strategy consultancy group with an international client base. The teams under her leadership have assisted in strategy formation for start-ups to multi-national organizations—helping fulfill their potential. She is on the board of the Pasadena Angels, as well as the Advisory Board for the Business Technology Center.
This 1-hour lunch program will answer many of the strategic questions entrepreneurs ask (or should ask) to help them reach their business objectives, including:
- Why do I need to worry about strategy and positioning for my start-up or early stage company?
- How have market leaders used strategy to flourish while so many businesses have failed to launch?
- What are the steps to building the most effective strategy—what are my choices?
In this session, you will learn about:
- The difference between strategy and tactics—and why it matters
- What elements of strategy drive growth
- Selecting your strategy
Business Technology Center of Los Angeles County
The Business Technology Center of Los Angeles County (BTC), one of the largest technology incubators in California. The BTC is a project of the Community Development Commission of the County of Los Angeles.
The Business Technology Center is an innovative award winning project that opened in October 1998. The BTC is a 40,000 square foot secure facility with a state-of-the-art infrastructure. The BTC offers key business support services to emerging technology organizations, that includes access to capital, business professional mentorship from a large volunteer group of seasoned executives.
Located just 2 miles from the world famous Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena and close to the prestigious California Institute of Technology, the BTC houses companies with specialties such as software development, bio-infomatics, cutting edge sensors and the commercialization of Federal laboratory technologies. BTC firms have raised over $180 million from Angel and Venture Capital investors. Make an appointment to discuss how we accelerate the growth of high technology organizations.