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Dream Hall - Ask an Expert - Startups & Entrepreneurs

Hosted by the Consul of the Montréal Entrepreneurship Group
Business & Networking
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Took place 1 month ago
Wed 27 Sep 18:30 - 20:30

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Jonathan Ginter was the very first host of the Internations Entrepreneurship event and he is back by popular demand!
The contact info belongs to the organizers of the event: Jonathan and Myron (respectively). You must get a ticket to attend the event: Protected content
Are you working on a business idea, or would like to but don't know where to begin? You can get the help you need during our Ask an Expert session, organized by The Dream Hall. For three hours, we'll be holding multiple group discussions led by experts in the field. We'll be covering various topics related to getting a business off the ground and making it succeed, including product management, social media, branding, funding, and other topics.
Take a moment to invest in yourself and your ideas. We'll be waiting for you!

Our Experts
Pat Romanelli - Funding - Pat has a long history working for the National Bank of Canada in technology sector investments. He is a well-known figure throughout Montreal's startup community and is dedicated to advising early-stage entrepreneurs and connecting them with the resources they need to succeed.
Mariella Katz - Social Media & Branding - Mariella is the founder of Frenzr, a social media and branding agency specializing in helping companies build online awareness and create compelling content. Mariella is well-known for her online following and keen ability to build brands.
Jonathan Ginter - Co-founders, Revenue Models, Partnerships - Jonathan is a 25-year veteran in development and Product Management, specializing in enterprise software and B2B relationships. He is the founding organizer of the The Entrepreneurs Journey meetup group as well as an active entrepreneur and mentor in the idea-stage and early-stage community.
Mitch Schwartz - Revenue Model to Product Launch - Mitch is a former co-founder and current advisor for UGo Smoothies, a startup that manufactures smoothie vending machines. As a Product Manager, Mitch has a very broad range of expertise, covering a large part of the product lifecycle - business & revenue models, customer acquisition and retention, product design, product launch, and so on. If you have a question about your product idea, this is the man to ask.

How It Works
Every discussion will be driven entirely by questions from the participants. You can switch from group to group as often as you like. Or you can stay with a single group for the entire time and then target a different group at our next event. You get to decide how to make the most of your time.
Moreover, you can arrive at any time and stay for as long as you need or until the event ends, accomodating whatever scheduling issues you might have that evening.
If you have an idea for a business, here are just some of the questions you can put up for discussion...
Can my idea make money?
How can I target the right customers?
Should I use Facebook or Instagram for my business?
How can I set up an online store?
How can I find a co-founder?
What help do I need to get started and where can I find it?
If you are already working on a business idea, you might have other concerns...
How can I get more people to know about me?
How can I get more people to convert to customers?
How can I grow this business profitably?
How can I find and retain the talent that I need?
How can I get funding?

Tickets are on sale now. Get yours early!
Early bird tickets (until Aug 28): $20
General admission (until Sep Protected content $30
Last-Minute (until Sep 24): $35
BONUS: Participants will also get a coupon for one free filtered coffee or tea on-site.

How can I get the most out of this event?
Here are a few tips...
Show up early - most people show up at least 30 min late, so showing up earlier will mean that more attention is given to your personal questions.
Participate - be the one to throw a question into the ring. Don't be shy. You can learn a lot by listening to other people's issues being resolved, but you will learn more if the issue is specific to your business.
Book the experts for one-on-one time - if you like an expert, book time with them outside of the event. Each expert has their own prices for one-on-one time, so don't be afraid to ask for a business card.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Protected content is full of metered parking in the evening. Westmount uses the Passport app for payment via iPhone or Android (it just needs your license plate number and the parking zone, which is posted on signs throughout the street).
For those taking public transportation, the 24 bus stops right on the corner of Greene and Sherbrooke, just steps from the venue. You can also take the green line to Atwater and exit through Westmount Square directly onto Greene. The venue is 1 block north of there.

What can I bring into the event?
Bring your questions and your curiousity. However, you cannot bring any food or drinks. You will get a coupon for one free filtered coffee or tea while you are there and you are free to purchase anything else you might need.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
A ticket is preferred, but we will have your name on a list at the door. If you bring ID, that will be sufficient.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?
Yes, so long as the person whose name is actually on the ticket did not already show up with ID (see previous question).