A Greenhorn's Journey

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This a presentation that tells the story of how and why I started GreenhornConnect.com (a hub for Boston entrepreneurs providing comprehensive resources, events and organization listings as well as other relevant content) as well as things I've learned in my journey as a young entrepreneur.

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A Greenhorn's Journey

  1. 1. A Greenhorn’s Journey How I built Greenhorn Connect & things I’ve learned along the way… Jason Evanish CEO / Co-Founder Greenhorn Connect, LLC
  2. 2. How do you build a network?
  3. 3. Get out there Get Out There!
  4. 4. Bring Your Utility Belt
  5. 5. <ul><li>Built a Wiki </li></ul>I Built a Wiki to Track Everything…
  6. 6. Mass TLC unConference: a Turning Point <ul><li>unConference </li></ul><ul><li>TurboCharging </li></ul>
  7. 7. 10/11/09 Beta 2.0: 11/17/09 12/1/09 Launch Early & Often 1/9/10 2/1/10
  8. 8. Keys to Sucess
  9. 9. Do It Differently .
  10. 10. Be Persistent.
  11. 11. Be Passionate.
  12. 12. Stealth is for Fighter Jets Not Startups. Credit @Dharmesh for quote Talk about your idea!
  13. 13. Most Startups are about Execution.
  14. 14. Lend a Hand We’re in this Together.
  15. 15. Build a Support Group
  16. 16. Startups are Roller Coasters Are you ready for the ride?
  17. 17. Greenhorn Recommended Boston Organizations
  18. 18. Greenhorn Recommended Reading: Books
  19. 19. Greenhorn Recommended Reading: Online <ul><li>What Startups are Really Like by Paul Graham </li></ul><ul><li>Email Meeting Scheduling Tips </li></ul><ul><li>Cold Emailing Tips </li></ul><ul><li>Your Personal Brand is the Best Job Security </li></ul>
  20. 20. Contact Info <ul><li>Twitter: @Evanish & @ GreenhornBoston </li></ul><ul><li>Email: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>The site: www.GreenhornConnect.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.facebook.com/GreenhornConnect </li></ul><ul><li>Greenhorn Linked in Group </li></ul>
  21. 21. Photo Credits <ul><li>Woodleywonderwoorks </li></ul><ul><li>Aud1073cH </li></ul><ul><li>Simon Massey di Vallazza </li></ul><ul><li>Doxieone </li></ul><ul><li>Ky_Olsen </li></ul><ul><li>Brenda-Starr </li></ul><ul><li>OlympusJGreen </li></ul><ul><li>Tulane Public Relations </li></ul><ul><li>Nevada Tumbleweed </li></ul><ul><li>Augapfel </li></ul><ul><li>.monk3y </li></ul><ul><li>ReneS </li></ul><ul><li>Joe Shlabotnik </li></ul><ul><li>Beyond Neon </li></ul><ul><li>TetSumo </li></ul><ul><li>Feathered Tar </li></ul>

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