Vol Court Archive – Spring 2010

Vol Court Archive – Spring 2010

Chuck Witkowski, Founder, President & CEO of Protein Discovery, Inc., and Andrew Dougherty, co-founder of Medical Interactive Education & the ALZselftest, presents situations entrepreneurs face & tools for success. Mike Carroll, serial entrepreneur & local businessman talks about seeing, developing & protecting ideas.
Shawn Carson, Director of Center for Entrepreneurial Growth, explains how to establish your clientele by finding who is experiencing the need, determining your value proposition, and reaching your customers. Lynn Youngs explains the purpose of a business plan, its essential components, and the resources available to help you in developing your own business plan.
John Morris, President & CEO of Sunlight Direct, Inc. discusses how to set up a board of directors, establish roles in the organization, utilize complementary skill sets and find resources to help in the process. Dan Ryan, Senior Consultant of The Human Capital Group, talks about the need for networking, how to approach it, and the elements of the elevator pitch.
Chris Miller explains the capital continuum, managing expectations, determining what to ask for, and dealing with investors. John Jansheski, DenTek Chief Innovation Officer, discusses the life of an entrepreneur, the ways to get started, and the paths to take.