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Content will be geared toward entrepreneurs with topics on leadership, sales/marketing, acquisitions and talent. The day will include a keynote speaker, 2 min company pitches, Elevate Awards, an interactive corner, and more.
Registration begins as doors open at 8:30 am.
9:30 am - Room B
Chris LaMothe, Elevate Ventures CEO kicks off the day.
9:40 am - Room B
Keynote: Efosa Ojomo
Efosa Ojomo’s keynote address
will focus on how different innovation creates value and helps economies prosper. He will also explain the need for a symbiotic relationship between the public and private sectors to advance prosperity.
11:00 am - Room A (Content Session)
Acquisitions - Views from Both Sides
Ever wonder what prospective acquirers are looking for when they evaluate a company for possible purchase? Want to get into the mind of the entrepreneur who has exited and understands the preparation, lessons learned, and insight they can share. Join us for a dual fireside chat.
11:00 am - Room B (Content Session)
Boosting the Value of Your Network
Everyone has a network, but some people struggle to utilize their network to it’s full potential. As a startup, leaning on family, colleagues, investors, board members and stakeholders engaged with what you’re doing can be critical to the everyday health of your company and can change as you continue your growth. Join this panel to hear from individuals who have built their network organically, strategically, and from scratch and see how their network has changed over the course of their career.
11:50 am - Room B
Lunch / Company Pitches at 12:20 pm
Starting at 12:20 PM we will invite 15 companies to the stage and using only 2 slides and 2 minutes, we will ask them to present their business ideas.
Begins at 1:00 pm
Investor One-on-One Meetings
Investor One-on-One Meetings will run between 1:00 - 5:00 pm.
1:00 pm - Room B
Fireside Chat with Special Guest
1:30 pm - Room B
Join us to celebrate the hardworking people/companies that keep fueling Indiana ambition!
2:00 pm - Room A (Content Session)
Attracting High-Quality Talent
Attracting high-quality talent can be tough and while there isn’t an end-all-be-all answer, there are practical tips to make recruiting talent easier. Join us for an interactive discussion on trends and placement of talent in Indiana, how values of an organization effect recruitment and learn how a founder has recruited talent in his local community.
2:00 pm - Room A (Content Session)
The Power and Stages of Marketing & Sales
Marketing and Sales can be complicated, especially as you grow your company. Sometimes you'll have more questions than answers - when do you focus on marketing, when do sales matter, can you build one process without the other, is technology a friend or foe, etc? Join this session to see how various entrepreneurs have approached sales and marketing and see how the stage of your company can alter your thinking.
Begins at 3:00 pm
Interactive Corner Opens
3:00 pm - Room A (Content Session)
Strategies of Startup Fundraising
Every startup company’s fundraising strategy differs - especially when you consider both the tactical and psychological approaches. Whether you are bootstrapping, going after institutional investors, or want only non-dilutive capital, the way in which you market yourself, discuss the product, answer questions, and approach each discussion may vary. Learn from entrepreneurs who have secured multiple forms of capital across multiple rounds and see how their approaches did or didn’t pay off for them.
3:00 pm - Room B (Content Session)
Elevating Your Ability to L.E.A.D.
Effective leadership in a startup is essential. And the leadership from the top is just as important as the leadership of the front line. During this session attendees will dive into the four key capabilities for high performing leaders: Learn, Explore, Adapt, and Drive. An interactive self-assessment will allow attendees to hone in on their strengths and opportunities with a 70/20/10 development plan to provide focus and structure for true personal growth.
4:00 pm - Room B (Content Session)
Term Sheet Basics and Trends
Term sheets can be confusing, and if you’re new to fundraising it can be hard to figure out what terms you should really focus on. Join this session for a discussion on the trends and basics of terms sheets. Learn from all sides of the coin on how terms can alter outcomes.
Reception / Announce Nexus Winners
Join us to network over drinks to help close out Kinetic 2020. The Elevate Nexus statewide pitch competition winners will be announced at 5:30 pm.