Virtual Office Hours

During the Coronavirus, we’re providing our startup community with additional support.

Executive Mentors are here to help you with 1:1 virtual meetings. We’ll get through this together!

KRISTEN COOPER

CEO & Founder,

The Startup Ladies

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Tuesdays from 8-10am

Open to public

Startups, building tech,  fundraising​

KIM SAXTON

Clinical Professor of Marketing

IUPUI Kelley School of Business

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M-W from 9-11am

Open to public

Marketing strategy, market segments, digital marketing

ANGIE STOCKLIN

Investor

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Tues. & Thurs. 10am-3pm

Open to public

Scaling, culture, exiting

2020 Indy Events

Sara Norris

Principal,

When You Leave the Room

VIRTUAL STARTUP STUDY HALL

Topic: The Real Truths about Virtual Meetings

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm

 

Audience: Founders, investors, small businesses, non-profit leaders, solopreneurs

Like us, you are probably participating in - or perhaps hosting - more virtual meetings than you ever have before. Also like us, you have probably seen the good, the bad, and he ugly. To help all your meetings classify as "good," Sara Norris will present her Five Fast Facts About Presenting from Afar.

Katie Blair

Director of Advocacy and Public Policy,

ACLU Indiana

VIRTUAL

STARTUP STUDY HALL

Topic: Transgender People are People!

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm

 

Audience: Founders, investors, C-level execs

Everyone wants to be treated like a human being, but when something is new to us it can seem difficult or even scary. Let’s normalize treating trans people with the respect and dignity that they deserve!

Kit Malone

Advocate and Educator,

ACLU Indiana

Patrick Brown

Director of Media & Analytics,

Bradley and Montgomery

VIRTUAL STARTUP STUDY HALL

Topic: Setting Up Your Analytics for Success

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm

 

Audience: Founders, investors, small businesses, non-profit leaders, solopreneurs

Low bounce rates are great, but only if your analytics settings are ship shape. Patrick Brown, Director of Media and Analytics at Bradley and Montgomery, will discuss how to set up your web analytics to ensure you’re tracking the right measurements and getting accurate data. Attendees will gain a better understanding of potential pitfalls in setting up analytics, how to interpret analytics data points, and what to do once you've collected your data.

VIRTUAL STARTUP STUDY HALL

Topic: Branding - It's More Than Just a Name

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm

 

Audience: Founders, new startup members, early stage startups

Are you planning to start a new business? Is your startup struggling with identity and branding hurdles? Join us as we review a branding checklist for new businesses to ensure a strong start.

Maureen Sanner

Principal Consultant of Marketing Services,
Lift Bridge CXO

Pat Roberts

Principal Consultant of Human Resources,
Lift Bridge CXO

VIRTUAL STARTUP STUDY HALL

Topic: The Impact of a Bad Hire – What Do I Do Now?

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm

 

Audience: Founders, investors, C-level executives

Occasionally we hire a candidate who has the right credentials, glides through the interview process, and has outstanding references but ends up negatively impacting productivity, poisoning morale, and risks turnover of valued team members. Could it happen to you? Only 19% of new hires are considered fully successful. There are ways to mitigate the risk. At this Startup Study Hall, Pat Roberts will you teach you best practices for hiring, and how to correct poor hiring decisions!

Ashley Vukovits

Investor, Board Member, & Consultant

STARTUP STUDY HALL

BOOK CLUB

 

Book: Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover

Wednesday, July 15, 2020 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm

 

Audience: Founders, investors, C-level executive

Join us for a discussion on the book Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover. This book tells the story of Westover's pursuit of a formal education, which begins with her survivalist upbringing in Idaho and takes her all the way to Cambridge University.

STARTUP STUDY HALL

Topic: Closing with Confidence

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm

 

Audience: Founders, investors, junior - senior sales professionals, HR professionals

At this Startup Study Hall, Rebecca will discuss effective strategies for closing sales. She will help you determine what closing language is the best fit for you.

Rebecca Bormann

Managing Director of Sales & Services,

Bell Techlogix

STARTUP STUDY HALL

Topic: Identifying Your Target Market

Wednesday, August 19, 2020 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm

 

Audience: Founders - small businesses and startups

At this Startup Study Hall, Mike will address how to identify your target market. He will help you understand the decision making process of customers in those markets so you can channel your resources effectively.

Mike Strohl

Senior Vice President,

Citizens Energy Group

Jay Loudermilk

Valuation Services, RSM

STARTUP STUDY HALL

Topic: How much is your dream really worth?

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm

 

Audience: Founders, investors, C-level executives

Executive Mentors Jay Loudermilk and Andrew Renz are team members in valuation services at RSM, the nation's leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market. At this Startup Study Hall, they will discuss valuations and value drivers over a company’s life cycle.

Andrew Renz

Valuation & Consulting, RSM

Kathy Kinder

Founder,

Lift Bridget CXO

STARTUP STUDY HALL

Topic: Essentials of Budgeting and Planning, Three Perspectives

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm

 

Audience:

  • Founders

  • Investors

  • Anyone with an idea for a startup who needs to learn how to create a budget and financial plan

  • Anyone interested in continuing their education about budgeting and financial planning

Principals from Lift Bridge CXO will cover various aspects of making a budget and financial plan including: forecasting revenues, marketing costs and personnel costs. Attendees will gain a better understanding of the processes and results of preparing a well thought-out financial plan.

Kelli White

Owner,

Kelli White Photography

STARTUP STUDY HALL

Topic: Creating Consistent Visual Content for Your Brand and Business

Wednesday, November 4, 2020 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm

 

Audience: Founders, C-level executives, marketing professionals

At this Startup Study Hall, Kelli will share information on how to create a cohesive visual identity for your company or personal brand. Each attendee will leave with new ideas and inspiration to create impactful images and videos to support their message.

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