Ignite Program Presents Business Speed Mentoring for Entrepreneurs December 6
Entrepreneurs and start-ups, pre-existing or just beginning, are invited to attend Business Speed Mentoring. There will be many resources and great information to support starting or growing a business. Participants will be able to have brief one-on-one 'appointments' with innovative and inspiring mentors from successful local businesses. Mentors at press time include: Maria Miranda from Miranda Creative and Sara Connolly from Temple Media to discuss marketing; David McBride, Executive Director of Thames River Innovation Place, Kristin Harkness and Hannah Gant, Spark Coop, to discuss business strategy, planning and financing. Liberty Bank will be on hand with information on business banking and traditional financing. Brochure and website writing can be discussed with Michele DiLima and Bridget K. Brown of StoryMatters, LLC. R. MacPherson Photography will be on hand to take professional headshots for $20 throughout the event.
The Ignite Program is interested in helping entrepreneurs solve their start-up challenges while making great connections. Office Hours will be followed by a Fireside Chat and a networking reception. Registrants may attend some or all of the activities. Pre-registration is strongly suggested for office hours and headshot photography.
The Ignite Program is a partnership between The Commons and Spark Makerspace established under the Thames River Innovation Place grant from CTNext and sponsored by the TRIP collaborative. Ignite is designed to spur new ideas, businesses, and innovative growth in the Thames River region by producing events, sponsoring education, and connecting entrepreneurs into the business development support system.
Entrepreneurs and start-ups are encouraged to Ignite’s Business Speed Mentoring on Wednesday, December 6th at Harris Place, located at 165 State Street in New London, CT. The event starts at 5 pm with Office Hours with mentors, to be followed by a fireside chat at 6:00 pm and networking reception from 6:30 to 7:00 pm. This event is presented in partnership with Harris Place, CURE Innovation Commons and Spark Coop. The event is free, but registration is required. For more information and to register, go to www.bit.ly/Ignite120617.