Entrepreneur Bootcamp is just around the corner on Friday, October 10th and we can’t wait to see what happens when we get this rockstar lineup of entrepreneurs and startup experts in the same room.
Attendees will not only learn from the stories told by our speakers, but share ideas with one another during the food truck lunch and mingle moments, as well as have the rare opportunity to talk one-on-one with several speakers during the “Ask the Experts” session. This is a great opportunity to learn new strategies and takeaways, make valuable connections and bring attention to your own startup among some of the state’s top entrepreneurs and advisors.
Here’s a look at the sessions lineup so you know what to expect from this entrepreneur boot camp.
Experienced Entrepreneurs Panel Featuring: Mark Hill of Collina Ventures and Angie Hicks of Angie’s List with moderator Tom Walsh, Ice Miller
You’ve seen Angie Hicks on TV in her commercials for Angie’s List, but now you’ll get to see her in person and hear all about her journey from going door-to-door selling memberships in this revolutionary new service industry idea, to being the face of a nationally known brand and public company. Mark Hill co-founded baker Hill in 1983, and since its acquisition in 2005, Mark has become one of Indy’s most active angel investors with 48 startups and seats on the boards of T2 Systems and Interactive Intelligence. Imagine what you might know if you had been part of one of Indy’s earliest tech success stories and followed it up by investing in and advising four dozen other startups. This panel is going to be one of those things people talk about and remember for a very long time.
Young Entrepreneurs, Lessons Learned Featuring: Chris Palmer of Boxfox and Peter SerVaas and Ilya Rekhter of DoubleMap with moderator Dustin DuBois, Ice Miller
Chris Palmer is the reigning Rising Star and Peter Servaas and Ilya Rekhter lead the Tech Startup of the Year from the 2014 TechPoint Mira Awards. Already on his third successful startup, Chris Palmer secured funding from and spent six months in Chile with accelerator Start-Up Chile, and BoxFox was also a finalist for the prestigious Y Combinator accelerator as well. Peter Servass and Ilya Rekhter piloted DoubleMap when they were still students, but the company’s rapid growth now includes customers nationwide and they even acquired a similar company from Atlanta.
Lessons from the Trenches Discussion: Dustin Sapp of TinderBox and Kristine Camron, Ice Miller
Dustin Sapp is a serial entrepreneur who has a lot of great experience with startup companies — some worked out and some didn’t. Kristine and Dustin will discuss how those experiences, both positive and negative, impacted the way he runs his fast-growing, successful company today.
Prevent Money Mistakes That Could Sink You Featuring: Peter Dunn “Pete the Planner” of Radio, TV & Books
Peter Dunn a.k.a. Pete the Planner is an award-winning comedian author and financial mind. He hosts the popular radio show The Pete the Planner on 93 WIBC FM and he’s the resident Fox59 News personal finance expert.Pete will be speaking about money mistakes startups make and how to avoid them.
Plus, Kristine Camron and Haley Altman of Ice Miller; Harlan Schafir of Human Capital Concepts; and Nicole Wallace and Melissa Stout of Milestone Advisors will deliver presentations and Q&A covering the following vital startup topics:
- “Show Me the Money!” Fundraising & Terms Sheet Negotiation Ask the Expert: Kristine Camron and Haley Altman, Ice Miller
- Health Insurance for the Entrepreneur & First Employees Ask the Expert: Harlan Schafir, Human Capital Concepts
- A Starter Kit for Business, Preparing for Financing: Nicole Wallace and Melissa Stout Milestone Advisors
Entrepreneur Bootcamp ends with a pitch competition and “Ask the Experts” open session where attendees can get small group and one-on-one time with our lineup of startup rockstars and expert advisors. Register now for the October 10th bootcamp.