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Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 06:30 PM   Absolutely Free
Union Square Ventures, 915 Broadway, 19th Fl

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Pitch your expertise with Frances Simowitz, Program Director at NUMA!

Write/Speak/Code is for non-binary ( people & women, cis & trans, & is emphatically trans & queer friendly.

Have you ever gone to a meetup or career fair & just froze up when trying to tell people why you kick butt? Do you freeze up, use hedging qualifiers like just, & end up feeling like you couldn't get your points across? Learn how to craft your pitch & think on your feet as you deliver it in a series of short, one-on-one speed-dating-style interviews with other attendees.

Frances is currently Program Director for the NUMA New York, a global network of accelerators around the world. She has established her career as a Launch expert in the New York City Startup Scene. She's helped establish & grow operations in multiple cities like Boston, Chicago, DC, & New York for Startups like Sittercity, Startup Institute, & now NUMA New York. She's worked with hundreds of entrepreneurs & has established one of the largest entrepreneurial communities in New York City through HackerNest. Her Key strengths are in Operations, Business Development, Community Building, Negotiations, & many levels of sales from small tickets to enterprise.

6:30 - Registration, Mingling
7:00 - Pitching Primer with Frances Simowitz
7:45 - Speed Dating pitching
8:30 - Wrap Up

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We ask that all attendees use gender neutral language, introduce themselves with their pronouns & respect others' pronouns (intro to pronouns PDF (
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