This event hosted by
the Tech Council of Maryland
No entrepreneur ever got far without making tough
decisions. A lot of them. Most of the time,
knowing when to pull the trigger on a major
decision is just as important as making the right
call. And while all decisions are unique, from
launch to full-fledged, growing business, the big
themes often repeat themselves. How do you know:
when to seek outside capital, in any form, and
how do you determine how much?
when to grow the team
and how do you time it with growth in customers?
when to actively
promote your company, and how do you tell if
you're ready for prime time?
when to engage service
providers -- such as lawyers, accountants, and
advisors -- and how do you decide between using
them and going it alone?
Whatever your stage of growth, all entrepreneurs
will face these issues. What's the secret to
knowing when to pull the trigger, and how can you
prepare yourself do it with confidence (at least
as much confidence as possible)? Our panel of
experts and veterans will explore the factors of
qualification, balance, and timing that go into
these decisions, offering real life insights and
rules of thumb to help you through your next big
call, and the one after that. Strap the big iron
on your hip and come on down to the Netpreneur
Corral for "Pulling the Trigger." Shucks, this
town's plenty big enough for the both of us.
Ching-Ho Fung, Chairman,
Phil Carrai, Morino Group
Chasen, CEO, Blackboard
Friday, May 30, 2003
7:00-8:00 AM, networking and
8:00-9:30 AM, program and Q&A
These informal networking and information
sessions give entrepreneurs the chance to
exchange ideas, experiences and knowledge.
Each session is an opportunity to meet other
netpreneurs and gain ideas
for your business. Registration
is typically limited to approximately 250
with preference given to entrepreneurs and aspiring
Made possible at no charge to the
entrepreneur community through the
support of our program partners and
of Netpreneur, Coffee & DoughNets
continues in 2003 thanks in part to the efforts of four
to helping entrepreneurs in the Greater
Washington region -- the Tech
Council of Maryland,
Virginia Technology Council,
DC Technology Council,
and Virginia's Center
for Innovative Technology. Rotating between venues in Suburban Maryland,
Northern Virginia, and DC, Coffee
& DoughNets will remain the preeminent
networking and educational event for the area's startup
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