Ideas by themselves are of little value. Whether your idea is an app, a nonprofit, a book, a website or an invention – what matters is that and how you bring it to life. And really it doesn’t matter whether the idea you’re bringing to life is a business, a project or a cause – the one thing that connects all of us is our passion for what we’re building.
That’s the assumption IdeaMensch (created in Portland) is built upon. And that’s why during our events we bring in a wide range of awesome speakers who then spend 10-15 minutes talking about an idea they brought (or are bringing to life), how they did and what you can learn from it. And then you’ll have 10 minutes to ask them questions and continue the conversation.
We promise you’re going to walk away with at least five super valuable nuggets of information to put to use for your own idea. This isn’t a networking event, but you’re sure to meet some fascinating people.
Starting with these five amazing speakers, who each will share with you their journeys of bringing to life these ideas.
Tim O’Leary, the CEO of R2CGroup, will share with you what it takes to build America’s largest independent direct response agency.
Jennifer Foss, the face behind the popular blog JobJenny.com will discuss how she leveraged her professional expertise to build a blog from zero to “nearly-six-figure incremental revenue” status within two years.
Paresh Patel, of VendScreen, will reveal how his big idea of making vending machines “smart” and how he was able to secure $12MM in funding with no finished product.
Ryan Wines, a Managing Partner at Marmoset Music, will talk about what it takes to make a living in music, even if you aren’t a musician. He’ll also tell us what it took to be able to produce the music for two superbowl spots during his first year in business.
And last but not least, we have a special guest from another continent. Benny Lewis, a professional language hacker will talk about how he is able to move around the world, becoming fluent in languages by teaching others how to learn other languages.
The event will be held Instrument, who’re gracious enough to host us. We hear their space is awesome, so we’re all in for a treat.
Here is the schedule we have planned for you.
6:00 – 6:30: Networking
6:30 – 8:00 :Speaker presentations
8:30 – 9:00: Networking