New Ways Of Doing Business &
New Ideas For Making Your Business Grow
Thursday, March 27, 2014| Stamford Hilton | Stamford, CT | Directions
Registration/networking – 7:30 a.m. | Program – 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.
The WCBS 880 Small Business Breakfast Series kicks off 2014 in Stamford with a morning of engaging conversation on New Ways of Doing Business and New Ideas For Making Your Business Grow. The WCBS Business Breakfast Series is hosted by WCBS 880 Morning Business Anchor Joe Connolly from the Wall Street Journal.
A new year means new challenges for you and your business. Joe will dive into the topic of new ways of thinking to make your business more profitable. We’ll talk marketing, technology, and social media. You’ll leave with ways to apply new ideas to your own businesses. The Connecticut events sell out every time we hold them. Tickets for this breakfast are $25. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. The panel discussion begins at 8:30 a.m. and we’ll have you on your way by 10. Bring plenty of business cards for the networking.
We’re pleased to have an excellent panel for this breakfast.:
Jessica Lawrence heads New York Tech Meetup, the largest Meetup in the world – which sells out a thousand seats in minutes every month for its meetings in Manhattan, where heads of ten companies are invited to give 3 – 4 minute demos of their new products followed by a 90 minute networking event.
Jake Schwartz of General Assembly in Manhattan is head of a company that has changed its own business model as it has grown quickly from a shared office sites business into a leading business education company that now teaches social media boot camps and courses in digital marketing, new business models, the art of the pitch, ( elevator speeches for entrepreneurs) , raising start-up capital, career transitions and other topics.
Martin Keely is Senior Vice President for Partner Solutions at Major League Baseball Advanced Media. He runs the fast growing partnership division at MLB’s successful and innovative Advanced Media operation. He’ll give great insight on partnerships and growing revenue.
More About Our Featured Speakers:
Jessica is the Executive Director of NY Tech Meetup (NYTM), the largest Meetup in the world and a 36,000-member non-profit organization helping to build a sustainable and diverse technology industry in New York. Prior to her work with NYTM, Jessica was the CEO of Girl Scouts of San Gorgonio Council in Southern California, where she supported a community of 75 staff, 5,000 volunteers, and 15,000 girls. Jessica was one of only 15 women selected to participate in Seth Godin’s Female Entrepreneur MBA (FeMBA) in 2010. Jessica’s writing has been featured on the Harvard Business Review blog, Forbes.com, The Next Web, The Daily Muse and in a weekly column in The Press-Enterprise. She also speaks frequently on technology startups, the New York technology community, women in tech, organizational development and culture, the future of work, and non-profit management.
Jake is Co-Founder and CEO of General Assembly, where he is responsible for guiding the organization’s growth and expansion. Under his leadership, General Assembly has scaled to nine cities in less than three years, and has helped more than 70,000 students create opportunities through educational programming in technology, business and design. Most recently, Jake was named to Vanity Fair’s “The Next Establishment” and Business Insider’s “Silicon Alley 100.” Prior to founding General Assembly, Jake worked for Associated Partners, a multi-stage private equity firm focused on telecommunications, media, and technology co-funded by Liberty Media and Goldman Sachs. He has a BA from Yale University and earned an MBA with Honors from The Wharton School.
Martin is Senior Vice President, Partner Solutions for MLB Advanced Media (MLBAM), LP, the interactive media and Internet company of Major League Baseball, which manages the official league site, MLB.com, and each of the 30 individual Club sites. Keely has worked in a variety of production, development and operations roles at MLBAM since joining in 2001. He is currently responsible for overseeing the partner solutions business unit and all aspects of business operations, product management, and content services for MLBAM’s sports and entertainment partners, including WWE Network, TheBlaze TV and Minor League Baseball. Prior to joining MLBAM in 2001, Keely worked as a developer for several consumer internet pioneers, including the original pay-per-performance search engine GoTo.com and online city guide CitySearch Australia. Keely graduated from Georgetown University, and received his M.B.A. from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Kenan-Flagler Business School.