Entrepreneurship panel event aims to teach startups how to connect with big biz

entrepreneur startup event stockAre you a startup owner looking to learn from established business owners and executives in Indianapolis? Do you find it difficult to connect with big businesses in meaningful ways that benefits your company’s goals? Or, are you an entrepreneur still in the idea development phase and wish to hear from other leaders who were once in your shoes? President and CEO of Pearl Pathways, Diana Caldwell, will speak on a panel with other local business owners/C-level executives spanning most major industry sectors. The May 9th event is geared towards helping Indy area startups connect with “big biz”.

Overview

The overarching goal of the event is to connect startups with big businesses. This is not strictly a networking event; the panel discussion will focus on how startups can develop relationships with big biz to solve problems. The program is designed to help startups understand a few critical questions:

  • How do big businesses utilize small business & startups to solve problems?
  • How can a startup engage with big biz & discover what existing problems they have?
  • How do you maintain the relationship?

Plenty of opportunities exist for startups to connect with big biz to solve problems. Most often, startup owners do not realize this or have difficulty finding meaningful ways to connect and develop productive relationships with big biz. The panel discussion will address these issues and more to help startups implement new strategies to grow their business.

When and Where

The panel discussion will take place at 3:00pm EST on Tuesday, May 9th, 2017 at The Speak Easy in Broad Ripple. Learn more about the entrepreneurial ecosystem at The Speak Easy here.

The guided panel discussion will last 45 minutes, with 30-45 minutes following for questions. After that, feel free to hang out and network over some free beer from the Speak Easy tap!

Diana Caldwell speaking at 3rd annual KLLC Women’s Empowerment Retreat on March 3rd

kelley-school-of-business diana caldwellOn March 3rd, the Indiana University Kelley Living Learning Center (KLLC) will be hosting their third annual Women’s Empowerment Retreat. This impactful event gives 50 first-year KLLC women an opportunity to network with successful business women and learn how to be a successful female leader. The goal is to build confidence and abilities, and discuss planning, navigating, and recalculating the future. We are proud that our own Pearl IRB President and CEO, Diana Caldwell will speak and share her own lessons learned in business.  Diana will speak to the successes and challenges she experienced starting her own company with the freshman business students attending. This event is by invite only.