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Great Mentor Lineup for Speed Mentoring

As you likely know, Friday June 1st is the North Bay Innovation Showcase at SSU. If you are an entreprenuer or you just have an idea, register now – this event is expected to be a sell out! At the event will be the first of what promises to be a regular occurrence - Speed Mentoring.

What is Speed Mentoring you ask?

Speed Mentoring connects entrepreneurs, and would-be entrepreneurs, with great local business leaders. Whether you’re looking for feedback on the elevator pitch, need a sounding board for the business model, or perhaps you need to prep for a fundraising round. Speed networking is for you.

Who are the mentors?

Jean Hackenberg, Angel Investor, former Silicon Valley finance executive

Mike Adler, Angel Investor, former Founder/CEO/President of a multi-million franchise
Jack Lance, Angel Investor and serial entrepreneur
Steve Weiss, Engineer, entrepreneur and Angel Investor
Mary Caldwell, Angel Investor and serves on numerous community service boards and regional healthcare initiatives
For more on Steve and Mary’s contribution to SSU visit http://www.sonoma.edu/newscenter/2011/06/post-59.html
How does it work?

Registration for mentors is first-come-first-served at the commencement of the showcase so get there early. The mentors will give you their undivided attention for 10 minutes during the initial networking session, you need to decide what you want from the conversation and ensure the mentor knows what you’re after to help you get the most out of the conversation. Hopefully it becomes the start of a relationship. Everything is in play EXCEPT you are not to solicit investment.
Look forward to seeing you there.

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