Bob Smith, Director of the Mason Small Business Development Center at George Mason University and current GW Mentor-In-Residence presents methods for conveying facts about a startup venture efficiently. This workshop explores approaches for generating enthusiasm for your venture and addressing the fears and concerns that investors and funders have about any new venture.
About the presenter:
Bob Smith is the Director of the Fed Tech I-Corps Program at GWU. He is also Chairman of CollegeFactual.com, a leading college rankings and selection website. He has over 30 years’ experience creating, running and funding start-up businesses. He held senior management positions at Congressional Quarterly and America Online in sales, marketing and new product development and was the founder and CEO of the first nation-wide online city guide, Digital City. As an executive, angel investor and advisor he has helped companies in e-commerce, e-government, identity management, publishing and local media go from launch through to favorable exits. He received a BA from USC and his MBA from GWU. He is a veteran of the US Navy.