There is a group called the Pipeline Entrepreneurs with headquarters in Kansas City, MO that is changing the world one startup at a time. While they typically cater to companies in the Midwestern states, their influence and reach is worldwide. I have had the pleasure of coaching their teams for the past 3 years all leading up to the Innovator of the Year celebration. If you want to see how they celebrated their year long program, check out this video:
I am thrilled to announce that the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation has done it again for me. They originally published a free educational video series in 2013 on Powerful Presentations using my Red Box Method approach to pitching investors.
Beginning tomorrow, the Kauffman Founders School, an amazing and free resource for entrepreneurs, will be releasing 5 new short videos on how to handle Q&A more effectively, staring me!
They wanted to add this series to the Powerful Presentation series because they know, as you know, questions are the first thing that follows most every presentation. In fact, you may actually find yourself involved in answering questions about your business and product a lot more often than the formal times you pitch to investors and customers.
The first of the videos will go live on July 22, right here. I will also post them on my Videos. I hope you enjoy them and learn something new or get reminded of something you have forgotten over the years.
The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, headquartered in Kansas City, MO is looking to make more impact in the startup world of entrepreneurs. I just received this email from them and I wanted to pass it onto to you:
July 15, 2015
As participants in helping us create our free educational resources for entrepreneurs, (Kauffman Founders School) I want to inform you that the Entrepreneurship team is pushing forward in another effort to help entrepreneurs overcome challenges and move from one stage to another.
I'm pleased to tell you that the Kauffman Foundation has initiated a search for exemplar US-based nonprofit entrepreneurship programs in which we can invest as part of our plan to increase the Foundation's impact on entrepreneurial success.
We expect to award grants to selected nonprofit organizations that help entrepreneurs navigate their most pressing challenges.
If you know of a qualified organization that has a track record of generating exceptional results, please encourage them to visit www.kauffman.org/entrepreneurshipRFP for more information.
The deadline to apply is July 31, 2015.
Next week, I am delivering a brand new 2-hour workshop in San Francisco called Designing Your Unforgettable Handshake Intro. It is a new workshop that has not been seen in public yet. There are two opportunities to attend and I want to offer you (and people you know) a free seat. All you need to do is enter the promo code nrgvip.
If you are not able to attend, would you please forward this information to other people you know, blog it, Tweet, or FB post to spread the word? I would be grateful for your help in spreading the word.
I want to share a great opportunity with you to gain visibility and meet prospective customers and investors, especially if you are truly in growth mode or nearing that stage. This is for U.S. and internationally based companies.
DEMO [an IDG launch conference with a 25-year track record of bringing together emerging companies with investors and enterprise buyers] is now bringing its newest event DEMO Traction to the East Coast of the U.S. for the first time ever on September 16 at the Westin Waterfront in Boston.
Neal Silverman, the SVP of DEMO, will offer anyone who mentions my name, Nathan Gold, a reduced rate to present at this show. When you fill out your app, be sure and let them know you heard about this from me and you will be entitled to a nice discount.
The focus of this one day event is on connecting companies with prospective customers, investors, press and strategic partners.
DEMO Traction is an invitation-only event seeking 30 promising companies on the cusp of tremendous growth to present on the main stage and display in our DEMO Pavilion.
To learn more about this opportunity, apply via the DEMO website. In the meantime, check out our spring DEMO Traction San Francisco highlights!
Interested in attending DEMO Traction? Attendee Registration is now open. Purchase a special discounted ticket today at http://www.demo.com/DTR15Boston.
Looking forward to seeing you in Boston!
SCORE.org is one of the best kept secrets on the internet for finding highly qualified people (for free) who can help you with your business challenges. It's one thing to speak to your mentor. It's another to talk with a complete stranger who just might be able to give you some insights into what you are doing based on their lifelong experience. I highly recommend using this site to find people who can affect your future.
Here is a 40 second video of one of the successes that came from SCORE.org:
To find more resources like this, please visit my Hidden Gems page.
Calling all entrepreneurs...How to prepare for investors. If you are in the Bay Area on Thursday, February 19 at 5:30 PM, please drop by the GSVlabs, 425 Broadway Street, Redwood City, CA 94063 for a fun filled 90 minutes of solid nourishment and no empty calories.
Kauffman Founders School LIVE brings experts in a variety of topics into discussion with entrepreneurs to help prepare them for the challenges they are or will face in their growing ventures. Join us as our experts tackle 'how to prepare for investors' in the areas of financials and handling Q&A. Bill Reichert, managing director of Garage Technology Ventures, is a VC and serial entrepreneur in Silicon Valley. Nathan Gold is a demo coach who has helped improve the pitch and presentation of hundreds of entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley.
To register for your complimentary ticket, click here.
If you are unable to attend, you can still get a taste of both Bill and myself from one of the best kept secrets on the internet for entrepreneurs. The Kauffman Foundation created a free resource for you located here:
Bill Reichert - The Art of Startup Finance
Nathan Gold - Powerful Presentations