Networked Business Boot Camp (Keynote Speaker)
319 Main Street
Vancouver, BC V6A 2T7
In today’s always connected culture, niche networks and targeted social apps are enabling businesses to connect close-to-home to:
- build relationships with clients, suppliers, and business support services,
- leverage local skills or knowledge and locate the best talent,
- share tools, space, and resources, and
- optimize workflow within their teams and with outside contractors.
Networked Business Boot Camp will help businesses connect socially, identifying the online tools, in-person networks, and local support services that can enhance their operations.
8:30AM – Arrive, Register, Coffee + Breakfast
9AM – KEYNOTE: Nikolas Badminton is a world-respected futurist that researches, speaks, and writes about the future of work, how technology is affecting the workplace, the sharing economy, and how the world is evolving.
9:30AM – BOOT CAMP SESSION: Groups will be curated according to business challenges and work with professional mentors from Vancouver’s top social businesses to learn tools and strategies for enhancing their operations.
10:30AM – KEYNOTE: Chuck Hamilton is an Associate Professor at the Center for Digital Media, an 18-year veteran of IBM and TED Talker focused on Social Business, Learning, Social Media Technologies and Citizen Engagement.
11AM – BOOTCAMP SESSION 2: Groups will be curated according to business challenges and work with professional mentors from Vancouver’s top social businesses to learn tools and strategies for enhancing their operations.
12PM – PANEL: TOOLS TO GET NOTICED. Featuring funders and members of the press, this panel will explore how an online social presence can be used to garner attention and build credibility.
12:30PM – LUNCH
1:15PM – WORKSHOP: Non-equity funding opportunities for start-ups, presented by Futurpreneur
1:45PM – WORKSHOP: The Importance of Market Research, presented by Small Business BC
8:30AM-2:30PM – START-UP ALLEY: Connect with start-up support services, funders, and local online tool providers on site.