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Entrepreneurship 101 [clear filter]
Monday, October 1
 

9:00am

Open House Mentoring - Executive leadership, Growth Strategies, Peer Mentoring Groups
Limited Capacity filling up

John Morris and others will be on hand to meet with business owners on a personal basis to offer advice around executive leadership, growth strategies,  and the value of working with peer mentor groups

These will be informal but highly productive.    Free coffee will be provided.



Speakers
avatar for John Morris

John Morris

Chair, Vistage
As a Chair with Vistage Worldwide I'm activating a new Executive group. I am interviewing CEO's and business owners from the Inland Empire, West Riverside and North San Diego County area to be founding members who will shape the culture of the group.If you are looking to be a better... Read More →


Monday October 1, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
ExCITE Riverside 3499 Tenth St, Riverside, CA 92501, USA

11:00am

Overview of the Inland Empire Entrepreneur Ecosystem
Limited Capacity seats available

Resources are critical for an entrepreneur and knowing which resources are available to give you a competitive advantage over your competition.

This informal talk will take you through some of the resources available directly from the City of Riverside as well as other programs, meetups, and networks you should check out to help you grow your business.

 

Speakers
avatar for Steve M.

Steve M.

Startup Advocate and Builder of Community Ecosystems, City of Riverside
Steve Massa is a Senior Project Manager with the City of Riverside’s Economic Development Department. He works on economic development projects related to innovation, entrepreneurship, smart cities, and opportunity zones. Steve is a board member for Riverside’s tech incubator... Read More →


Monday October 1, 2018 11:00am - 11:30am
The Showcase next to Food Labs 3605 Market Street, Riverside, CA 92501

3:00pm

How to Spy on the Competition
Kat Shepherd is the Inland Empire SCORE director and she is going to speak on leveraging your competition.

Speakers
avatar for Kim &quotKat" Shepherd

Kim "Kat" Shepherd

CEO, The Ultimate Professional, Inc
The Ultimate Professional, Inc. is a social media marketing, business skills, and computer training and networking company with over 25 years of experience of providing fun and interact training that is productive.  We provide in person and online training.


Monday October 1, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
The Box theater 3635 Market Street, Riverside, CA 92501, USA

5:00pm

Reach your goals faster with a CEO peer mentor group - EO Entrepreneur Organization
Speakers
avatar for Anthony Gatto

Anthony Gatto

CEO, Kensington Products


Monday October 1, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
The Box theater 3635 Market Street, Riverside, CA 92501, USA
 
Tuesday, October 2
 

9:00am

Meet-A-Mentor Business Hours - NextGen Commerce, Mergers, Software Design and More
Check out the ExCITE incubator and interact with entrepreneurs-in-residence and other subject matter experts.  Depending on the day,  you can meet experts from cybersecurity, managed services, legal, HR, financial services, ecommerce, social media marketing, general marketing, procurement, and other relevant skills. 

  • Free coworking. 
  • Free coffee
  • Networking and mentoring 



Speakers
avatar for Dylan Richard

Dylan Richard

Technologist, Futurist and Software Guy, Paypal
Dylan Richard is a technologist who has spent the past several decades leading technical teams and building sustainable culture. His experience ranges from Threadless, where he was VP of Engineering, to Obama for America's 2012 reelection campaign, where he was Director for Engineering... Read More →
avatar for Amanda Schwartz

Amanda Schwartz

EIR / Angel Investor, PayPal
Amanda is a Swiss Army knife for startups — having worked in product, strategy, operations and HR over the last decade in Silicon Valley. Amanda is also a local (Go Highlanders!) who grew up in her family business in Riverside, and attended UCR through her MBA. Amanda is known for... Read More →


Tuesday October 2, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
ExCITE Riverside 3499 Tenth St, Riverside, CA 92501, USA

4:00pm

Don’t be a hungry hungry HiPPO
Justin Radeka (CEO of Present-ly) has been mentoring & consulting for growing tech startups across the US for over x years. With such a diverse network of aspiring entrepreneurs and ambitious company founders, Justin has gathered an array of experience in the development of a newly founded companies, striving to educate on the many pitfalls of hopeful startups CEO’s. This evening our focus will be on the problems of CEO’s occupying multiple head roles and spreading themselves to thinly. We will be discussing the many ways to build a team you can trust, that compliment your skills set and mirror your values. As the Highest Paid Persons Opinion is always a strategy to lose.

Speakers
avatar for Justin Radeka

Justin Radeka

Founder & CEO, Present-ly


Tuesday October 2, 2018 4:00pm - 4:30pm
The Showcase next to Food Labs 3605 Market Street, Riverside, CA 92501

4:30pm

The Rise and Fall of a Legend: Naugles Fast Food
The Rise and Fall of a Lost Legend
Dick Naugle loved acronyms. He found ways to make difficult things or situations easy to understand. As his grandson, it is only appropriate to use thee acronyms below to discuss the rise and fall of the Naugles Fast Food Restaurant Chain. During the rise-elevate is the perfect example to represent how he grew the business. A pest(s) of some sort can easily create the fall.
THE RISE
Experience-self, others, job and life
Love-not just like, but love what you do-get's into your blood! Emotion-Passion, Family, Resilient to criticism {Positive emotions) Values-Integrity, Honesty, Openness
Attitude-Will set the stage each and every day, Show common sense. Teach-Must be willing to teach, follow-up and help to develop good habits Example-Lastly, you must be an example to earn the respect of
 others.
THE   FALL
Patience-Grew and expanded too fast. Acquire assets and payoff liabilities. Over-coming hardship and becoming highly profitable {Profit)
Ego-Others had the ability to enter because of this character flaw . (Opposite of the Emotion above-negative) Self-Pride, Motivation (Success)-people want to be around
Trust-The infamous 'trust me' close!
As you can see by the acronyms above, it takes much more to build a business than it does to lose a business .
PRESENTER- Bill Naugle- Dick Naugle's Grandson

Speakers
avatar for Bill Naugle

Bill Naugle

Author/Entrepreneur/Sales Professional, Naugles
Starting work at an early age and from the start exposed to an icon of the fast food industry in Southern California, Bill Naugle began his life washing dishes, sweeping floors, and picking up trash in parking lots. Having worked his way through various levels of management, he migrated... Read More →


Tuesday October 2, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm
The Box theater 3635 Market Street, Riverside, CA 92501, USA
 
Wednesday, October 3
 

3:00pm

Beyond the Logo: Brand Your Business and Stand Out From the Crowd!
Branding is more than a logo, tagline, or website. It’s what your company stands for—inside and out. To create a strong, successful brand, companies must take an integrated approach that influences everything from how they hire to the way they serve customers. And it starts with answering the question: “Why does our company matter?” Discover what your business needs to stand out from the crowd. Having the right brand for your business can help create recognition, inspire trust, and generate new customers. Does your brand allow your target market to connect with you in a way that will move them to buy or create referrals? Attend this workshop to start fine-tuning your brand now for business success.

Speakers
avatar for Carolyn Ortman

Carolyn Ortman

CEO, CKO Marketing Group
At CKO Marketing Group, we create a customized solution for you to help you attract your ideal client and convert them into a customer.


Wednesday October 3, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
The Box theater 3635 Market Street, Riverside, CA 92501, USA

3:00pm

SCORE Pop Out Mentoring for General Business Info
Limited Capacity seats available

Second Floor of the Fox Theater in the break out room overlooking Market. There will be SCORE mentors available in the break out rooms at the Fox Theater for general business information. Whether you need to find out the steps to creating a new business, how to grow your existing business, the process of getting financing, government programs available or just how to address entrepreneurial problems and maybe come up with some scot free solutions. 

Wednesday October 3, 2018 3:00pm - 5:00pm
The Riverside Fox Theater 3801 Mission Inn Avenue, Riverside, CA, USA

4:30pm

Captivating Storytelling for Brand Growth.
When is the last time you met someone and vividly remembered a fact about their life? How about the last time you played an icebreaker game, do you remember what the person on your left said? We are bombarded with facts every second of every day. Out of necessity, we have to filter 99% of it out to function. Now can you instantly name someone’s story that has impacted you deeply? Much easier to recall, right? Stories have a way of sticking to us. A truly captivating story becomes part of us. A gripping story can help us navigate through all of our life’s ups and downs. Today it is more important than ever to embrace “telling your own story”. You are your own brand whether you a middle manager, clerk or founder of a billion dollar empire. Your customers, co-workers, investors, mentors, and mentees need to hear YOUR STORY.

Chris uses humor through storytelling to take you on the adventure of being comfortable in your own story. He uses visualization, effective principles for practicing speaking skills, fun games you play while alone to improve quick-wittedness, and strategies to overcome this fear once and for all. He guides you on how to begin to flush out your own story and why it matters so much. He helps you pinpoint what makes your story so valuable and how it can bring you success in various areas of your life. For all who attend this keynote or breakout session the emotions will be flowing; laughter, fear, encouragement, and confidence. You will leave with actionable steps to boldly and confidently tell YOUR story!

Speakers
avatar for Chris Edwards

Chris Edwards

Founder/Speaker, Whataboutitnow
From failed entrepreneur to vibrant speaker. Author and motivator Chris Edwards brings the fire to make your life unforgettable!To say Chris Edwards is an overcomer might be a bit of an understatement. His passion for living life to the fullest has lead him to tackle many obstacles... Read More →


Wednesday October 3, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm
The Riverside Fox Theater 3801 Mission Inn Avenue, Riverside, CA, USA
 
Thursday, October 4
 

8:30am

Meet-A-Mentor Business Hours & CoWorking
Check out the ExCITE incubator and interact with entrepreneurs-in-residence and other subject matter experts.  Depending on the day,  you can meet experts from cybersecurity, managed services, legal, HR, financial services, ecommerce, social media marketing, general marketing, procurement, and other relevant skills. 

  • Free coworking. 
  • Free coffee
  • Networking and mentoring 



Thursday October 4, 2018 8:30am - 10:30am
ExCITE Riverside 3499 Tenth St, Riverside, CA 92501, USA

9:30am

Perfecting Your Pitch: How Make a Powerful First Impression (and Take Your Elevator Speech to the Next Level)
Entrepreneurs need to be experts at pitching their product or services.  There are lots of ways to do it and everybody's style is different.   However, there fundamental elements of a perfect pitch which you need to learn to make that next investor meeting or customer presentation  a deal-closer. 

Speakers
avatar for Jim McLaughlin

Jim McLaughlin

Founder, Morrison McNabb Inc.


Thursday October 4, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
The Box theater 3635 Market Street, Riverside, CA 92501, USA

2:00pm

Entrepreneurship & Fitness Taking care of your most valuable investment, yourself.
Your mental and physical health are the most valuable asset you have. Being successful and sick is not a goal.
If you don't take some steps now (literally), you will be spending all your riches on medical bills and meds. 
In this presentation, I will cover the basics of staying (mentally and physicaly) healthy, fit, strong, and less stressful during your entrepreneurial journey.
No gimmicks, no fads, no woo, and no BS.

Sound and simple advice on exercise, mental health, eating well, and other healthy habits.


DISCLAIMER:  I have no idea what I'm talking about. I'm just sharing what has worked for me and many others.
Your results WILL vary. Use at your own risk. No deposit, no return.
Side effects include: laughter, calories burned, weight lost, muscle built, ears offended. 



Speakers
avatar for Gene Sherman

Gene Sherman

Founder / CEO, VOCADEMY - The Makerspace
A lifelong maker, entrepreneur, teacher, and inventor. From model-making as a child, to machinist/tool-maker at age 21. Gene's career included interacting with hundreds of advanced manufacturing companies, managing instructional labs at a university, and running his own robotics start-up... Read More →


Thursday October 4, 2018 2:00pm - 2:30pm
The Showcase next to Food Labs 3605 Market Street, Riverside, CA 92501

3:00pm

What is Branding and Why is it important
This topic will be more than just Branding but will also include Marketing, Advertising, Public Relations and Sales all often confused with "marketing".

 Ron Stark is President of Voice Marketing, a California Corporation (S-Corp). Voice Marketing was launched in June of 2009 as a full-service advertising and marketing firm. The company works with their clients to develop and implement brand strategies, marketing and media plans. The over-arching mission is to assist businesses to improve brand recognition, increase market share and improve profitability.

Ron is known as the "Voice of the Inland Empire," and he is the host of the longest running, most popular, TV and internet talk show in the Inland Empire. The show is Broadcast throughout the Inland Empire and High Desert on Spectrum Cable and can be viewed on-line at www.voiceoftheinlandempire.com, on YouTube, and on Facebook.

Ron is a sought-after speaker and trainer. Ron presents branding, marketing, advertising, public relations and sales training workshops for businesses and organizations throughout the region.
Ron is active in the community, contributing his time to many worthy organizations. He currently serves on the County of San Bernardino Equal Opportunity Commission, representing the 2nd district. Ron serves on the Historic Downtown Upland Merchant’s Association and is a board member of the Natalie A. Coleman-Reagins Foundation. Ron is a member of the Upland Chamber of Commerce and is a past president of the Rancho Cucamonga Chamber of Commerce having served more than a decade on their board.


Speakers
avatar for Ron

Ron "Voice of the Inland Empire" Stark

President/CEO, Voice Marketing and Printing Services
From brand development to SEO, social media and just about everything in between, Voice Marketing is an advertising agency which helps create business success. We have skills, and the real world experience to help you reach and persuade your consumers quickly and effectively. With... Read More →


Thursday October 4, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
The Box theater 3635 Market Street, Riverside, CA 92501, USA