“Have you heard of tiny Melinda Mae,
Who ate a monstrous whale?
Because she said she would!”
Entrepreneurs are different. I have read variations of this statement over and over. I have always self-identified as average or normal, but I’m willing to admit that as a young, single woman I skipped the wistful dreams of the day I would meet that someone special and marry. Instead of the stereotypical wedding dreams of a young girl, I dreamed of building an empire and maybe meeting someone who I could trust enough to build it with me.
Engineering the pitch
In anticipation of the upcoming Designer of Things Conference, where I will be speaking and leading the Pitch Coaching Workshop, Susanne Deffree, EDN's executive editor, interviewed me about tips for bringing a product to market. I think this could be helpful for all entrepreneurs more generally.
Here is a copy of Susanne's article:
I'm looking forward to the DoThings Conference. Are you an engineer? Designer? Inventor? Interesting in the Internet of Things? If you're planning to attend, let's connect there.
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PresenTenseLA is The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles' installment of PresenTense’s Community Entrepreneur Partnership, which is an 8-month long fellowship that engages local innovators and professionals in cooperative ventures. The goal of this fellowship is to equip Jewish social entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial professionals in LA with the tools, networks and resources they need to build and sustain successful ventures that provide meaningful avenues for engagement and impact. The program intends to create a community devoted to inspiring and supporting social entrepreneurship and innovation in LA, thereby affecting the greater LA community and the world.
Each PresenTenseLA Fellow is matched with an experienced coach who works with the Fellow on their deliverables and acts as a sounding board for their development. Our founder has been coaching Rabbi Rachel Bat-Or on her JQ International Warmline project in preparation for the upcoming launch.
Shining a light on LA’s Jewish social entrepreneurs, Launch Night is the culmination of the Fellows’ hard work. Next Wednesday, the Fellows will pitch and present their ventures to the LA community. If you would like more information about PresenTenseLA or you are in LA and would like to attend on Wednesday, May 21st, please visit: http://www.presentensela.org/launchnight.html.
"Being an entrepreneur is a lifestyle, not a job or hobby." Do you have what it takes?
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