Beyond the Pitch
Free Lunch & Business Workshop at Cultivate (Two Session Event)
Our November Lunch and Learn will feature two sessions. One before lunch (served at 11:45) and one after lunch. Please join us for one or both. Registration is free and will help us to get a head count for lunch. Word has it that we have the best lunch of any entrepreneur event in Columbus!
Ryan Frederick will kick off this workshop with the topic of Prototyping. With growing pressures to meet aggressive project timelines, entrepreneurs are challenged to shorten schedules without sacrificing quality. Prototyping streamlines the design and development process, enhances team collaboration, and drives improved learning interventions. In this session you will learn:
- How human nature impacts product creation
- Key components of a disciplined product approach
- What it means to be a product owner and manager
Speaker: Ryan Frederick has helped companies grow from inception to viability, through to sustainability. During the evolution of these companies, Ryan has served on company boards and been instrumental in capitalization activities. Ryan brings a unique blend of business acumen and technical knowledge to help companies and clients achieve their objectives. Ryan is a Principal at AWH, Director for Startup Grind, Chairman at i.c.stars|*COLUMBUS, and Co-founder and leader of ProductCamp & ProductTank Columbus.
The second half of this workshop Anthony McIntosh will discuss Strategy & Planning- The 4th Quarter Checklist. The 4th quarter is probably the most important quarter of the year. Yes, there is a push to ensure that the current year closes strong, however, its relevance lies more with the success of the upcoming year. The 4th quarter is the time for finalizing strategy and planning for the next year.
This session will focus on providing insight that better prepares your organization for 2018. Topics covered will include:
- Examining the strategy and planning process
- Differentiating between strategy and planning
- Understanding the value of the 4th quarter
- Creating a solid strategy
- Building a plan that makes the strategy actionable
- Communicating both strategy & plan
No matter the size or stage of your business, having a clear strategy and plan is critical and having a checklist helps ensure your organization is best positioned for success.
Speaker: Anthony McIntosh, President & Founder of SSE Advisors, has more than 25 years of experience in business leadership, strategy and sales. Anthony founded SSE Advisors on the premise of helping companies build and sustain success by remaining relevant and evolving. His consulting background, combined with years working inside organizations, give him a unique perspective on addressing business issues. He has worked for or within small, medium and Fortune 500 companies.
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