Starting a business is hard. Building it into a successful company is even harder. What if you could learn firsthand from the entrepreneurs who have already done it? Already had failures, successes?
Sessions, Tech Cocktail's speaker series, brings the experiences of successful entrepreneurs to you so you can learn valuable lessons for your startup. Hear their stories in their own words and ask them your questions in an intimate setting.
Our upcoming event is about Building Your Team. At some point, most startups reach a point where they need to build a team. How do you start? How do you find the best possible people to grow your company and represent your new brand? Despite today's unemployment rates, the technology sector remains highly competitive and building a top notch team might be more challenging than you think. Come hear from our speakers who have a variety of perspectives on building out amazing teams, finding talent and keeping them.
Please join us for SESSIONS: "BUILDING YOUR TEAM"
When: Wednesday, December 5th, 2012 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. EST
Where: Atlas Theater - 1333 H Street NE, Washington, DC 20002 Get metro, bus and parking information here.
What: A cocktail of tech enthusiasts
Price: $15 (Early Bird) / $20 (Standard) / $25 (Last Minute)
Blake Hall, Founder and CEO of Troop ID
Blake Hall is the Founder and CEO of Troop ID, the first authentication platform that verifies military affiliation online. An Airborne-Ranger qualified officer, Blake led a battalion reconnaissance platoon in Iraq for fifteen months during 2006 – 2007. He has written for The Washington Post, Foreign Policy, Forbes and Vanderbilt Magazine.Thanks to The Economist, he is also the first Google result for the phrase "muscly entrepreneur." Blake attained a Bachelor of Science magna cum laude from Vanderbilt University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Find Blake online at @Blake_Hall.
Carla Valdes, General Partner at Fortify.vc
Carla is the lady of the land when it comes to Founders Funding Founders. She has helped grow Fortify.vc, a D.C.-based investment fund, and co-founded their accelerator, The Fort. She knows social, marketing, PR and portfolio management and strategy as she works to find, mentor and grow successful startups time and again. Find Carla online at @CarlaMValdes.
Peter Corbett, Founder and CEO of iStrategyLabs
Peter Corbett is the founder and CEO of iStrategyLabs - a digital agency that develops solutions to clients' challenges and brings them to life in the online and offline world. He's widely known for his marketing acumen coupled with a deep technical background, and a focus on community buidling. His client work includes brands like Disney, ESPN, ABC, NPR, PBS, GE, Microsoft, NASDAQ, Intel, GEICO, American Eagle Outfitters, Pinkberry, Honest Tea, Coca-Cola, Crate & Barrel/CB2, Chase, Rosetta Stone, The US Army, Deloitte, McKinsey, Volkswagen, Audi, Ford, Hilton, Double Tree, Embassy Suites Hotels, Marriott, Sweetgreen and more. Find Peter online at @corbett3000.
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