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Virtual Venture Café: Lt. Gov. Entrepreneurship Challenge, Small Biz Pivots, ‘Red Earth’, & The Future of Live Events

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by Avi Mallinger
February 12, 2020
When:
March 12, 2020 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
2020-03-12T17:00:00-04:00
2020-03-12T20:00:00-04:00

Hey folks, due to ongoing concerns over COVID-19, many public gatherings are being cancelled. Although we will not be hosting our traditional gathering at District Hall for the foreseeable future, we’ve decided to take

Venture Café Virtual!

That’s right, from 5:00 – 8:00 PM each week, our Thursday Gathering will be hosted live on the Zoom meeting platform featuring a diverse array of conversations, presentations, office hours, and networking in an effort to continue to “connect innovators to make things happen.”

Head to venturecafeprovidence.org/virtualventurecafe for more info!

THE AGENDA

Open Office Hours | 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Connecting emerging entrepreneurs and startups with industry and sector experts for 30 minutes of free advising. This week features experts in marketing, events, product development, project management, & life sciences.

5:00 – 6:00 PM :: David Hirschman – Providence-based entrepreneur with a deep knowledge of media, local marketing & tech, and events
5:00 – 6:00 PM :: Jonathan Muniz – Digital product development and product management

5:00 – 6:00 PM :: Jessica Kerrigan – From strategic planning to content creation, helping turn your business vision and goals into powerful marketing

5:00 – 6:00 PM :: Jay Round – MBA and bioengineer providing technical and financial guidance to entrepreneurs focused on life sciences in the RI ecosystem.

5:20 – 5:50 PM | “What is the Future of Live Events?”

As we face the COVID-19 pandemic, live events around the world are being cancelled. How will virtual technologies change the way we plan events in the future? Join this fireside chat with Rowan Waltrath (RI Inno) and Amy Erickson (Venture Café Providence).

6:00 – 6:30 PM | “Red Earth” Film Screening and Q&A

A special screening of Red Earthan animated short about the impact on wildlife following the Australian bush fires. The film’s director Susan Johnston will be online to hold a Q & A.

6:40 – 7:10 PM | “Pivot : RI Small Business Response to COVID-19

 Lori Lyons of Beauty and the Bath and Stephanie Addition of Java Skin Care will lead a session on how small business owners can pivot their offerings in times of uncertainty. Moderated by Tuni Schartner.

7:15 – 8:00 PM | Lt. Governor’s Entrepreneurship Challenge

Rhode Island’s Lt. Governor Dan McKee will join us to discuss the Lt. Governor’s Entrepreneurship Challenge

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