Entrepreneurs Forum puts out call for presenters

For startups, established businesses seeking insights, advice

The New Hampshire High Tech Council is accepting applications for presenters at the first Entrepreneur Forum of 2015.

The forum is a chance for startups and established businesses to gain insight and advice about a business opportunity or issue from a panel of hand-picked experts in front of a live audience.

Presenters are given 15 minutes to provide an overview of their company and subject matter – which can range from marketing advice to product viability and anything in between – to a panel of three experts and the attendees. Members of the panel act as venture advisers for an evening and provide potential solutions based on their own professional experiences and expertise.

“After each forum, we hear tremendous feedback from presenters about the many valuable takeaways they get from the presenting experience,” said Matt Cookson, the council’s executive director. “Not only is the business advice from the panelists and the audience invaluable, but the networking, connections to New Hampshire’s smartest tech minds and publicity make applying to be an Entrepreneur Forum presenter a clear value-add.”

Between the two presentations a 90-second “Sky Dive” is held, during which a start-up or nonprofit organization will look for feedback on a specific challenge or opportunity that it is facing.

For more information, visit nhhtc.org or contact Matthew Benson at mbenson@clrm.com or 603-621-7115.

The forum will begin at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11, at FIRST headquarters in Manchester.

Cost for the event is $15 for council members, $30 for non-members and $10 for students. Refreshments will be served, and a cash bar will be available.

Entrepreneur Forum sponsors are: Autodesk; Baker Newman Noyes; Dyn; Capital Regional Development Council; and Ziftr. The New Hampshire Business Review is media sponsor.

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