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Wednesday, April 10 • 9:00am - 11:00am
Startup Pitch Workshop

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Do you have an idea but aren't sure how to pitch it? Do you dream about opening your own business but aren't sure what you need to do to get there? Do you just want to learn more about what it means to be an entrepreneur?

"Pitching" is a key skill of every successful entrepreneur. Entrepreneurs need to know how to communicate their ideas and business plans clearly to employers, customers and investors. There is a best way to pitch their business and there are also ways to make mistakes. In two hours, you can learn from real-life pitches and understand the components of a great pitch.

In this workshop, you will:

  • Learn critical pitch basics: what it is, why it is necessary, the elements of a successful pitch
  • Hear pitches for real-life business ventures in the mobility industry
  • Hear feedback on those pitches from our investor panel

Entrepreneur panel includes:

  • Larry Burns (GM, Waymo)
  • Gavin Ferlic (Elevate Ventures' Entrepreneur-in-Residence)
  • Amy Hill (Transpo CEO)
  • Patrick Jones (enFocus Program Director)
  • Amish Shah (Kem Krest CEO)

Moderators
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Nicola Brown

Co-founder, Main Street Match
Nicola Brown co-founded Main Street Match, a FinTech startup that eases the lending process for small business, credit unions, local/regional banks, and microlenders by providing matching services. Nicola has over 15 years of hands-on experience building and growing companies from... Read More →

Speakers
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Patrick Jones

Program Director, enFocus
Patrick Jones is the Program Director at enFocus, an organization that attracts talent to the South Bend-Elkhart region to spark innovation and entrepreneurship. In his role, he oversees recruiting and programming for the enFocus Fellowship and internship programs. While at enFocus... Read More →
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Amish Shah

CEO, Kem Krest
For more than 20 years, Amish Shah has focused on making Northern Indiana a better place to live and work.  Amish began his career at Kem Krest in 1996, and has been the CEO since 2008.  Under his leadership, Kem Krest has grown to become a $500+ million company that services Fortune... Read More →
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Amy Hill

General Manager and Chief Executive Officer, South Bend Public Transportation Corporation
Amy E. Hill, MPA is the General Manager and Chief Executive Officer of the South Bend Public Transportation Corporation (Transpo). She joined Transpo in April 2013 as the Director of Marketing and was named the Interim General Manager & CEO in December 2017. Following a national search... Read More →
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Lawrence D. Burns

Business Advisor, Author and Speaker, Director of the Program on Sustainable Mobility, Columbia
Larry Burns, Ph.D., advises organizations on the future of mobility, logistics, manufacturing, energy and innovation. Dr. Burns served as General Motors corporate vice president of research & development and planning from 1998-2009. While at GM, Dr. Burns quadrupled the number of... Read More →


Wednesday April 10, 2019 9:00am - 11:00am
Northern Indiana Event Center 21565 Executive Pkwy, Elkhart, IN 46514, USA