Upcoming Events… Winter 2014
Young Leaders @ UR Preparing an Elevator Pitch with Mark Wilson
What: Casual Lunch
When: Tuesday, Feb. 25 from 12 - 1 p.m.
Where: Simon School’s Gleason Hall Room 335
Mark Wilson, Lecturer in Entrepreneurship at the Simon School of Business, will join us over lunch to guide us in developing and improving on our “elevator pitch”. An elevator pitch, a 30 second – 2 minute summary used to quickly and simply define what you offer, is a useful tool in many networking opportunities and certainly will be useful for our Speed Networking Event. Mr. Wilson founded Initiatives Consulting LLC in 1997 to help clients turn technical ideas into new products and companies. Initiatives Consulting has created business plans, marketing support, and road show coaching that has been instrumental in starting six companies, raising several million dollars of seed money, and launching two new medical devices. With diverse roles prior to Initiatives Consulting in product design, process engineering, optical tooling, lean manufacturing and automation, Wilson has been involved in the creation and launch of five new medical device platforms currently generating more than $1 billion in annual sales. Wilson has conducted market and competitive research, recommended pricing strategies and business models and directed sales training and business development endeavors.
Young Leaders @ UR “Speed Networking Event”
What: Young Leaders @ UR Speed Networking Event
When: Wednesday, Feb. 26 from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Where: Eisenberg Rotunda in Schlegel Hall
Speed-networking is just what it sounds like – quick, focused opportunities to meet those who can propel your career. We all desire to accelerate our careers and get on the fast track to success. Speed Networking is designed to maximize quality, lasting, professional connections in a short period of time. Attendees have about 3 minutes with each University senior leader until directed to move on to meet someone new. It is the hope that these connections will lead to follow-up meetings, lunches and referrals down the road. You can meet more quality contacts and actually have meaningful conversations in just one event than any other method!
1.) Bring your business cards
2.) Prepare your 'elevator speech' lasting a little over a minute to tell each partner about yourself or your business.
3.) Be yourself.
The goal of the event is to facilitate dialogues between people across the University and enable young leaders to discuss their career aspirations with people who can provide them with feedback on how best to attain their goals.
IMPORTANT: Based on the number of experienced/senior leaders that we have confirmed to attend, we can only take the first 25 RSVPs for this event. You will be notified by email if your reservation is confirmed. If you RSVP to attend this event, you are expected to attend.