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Founders Roundup

March 3 @ 09:00 - 17:00 CST

We are excited to host The Founders Round Up featuring a day long workshop with programs ranging from sales, marketing, pitching, and more!


Top 5 Reasons Why You Haven’t Hit Your Revenue Target | 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

In this program you’ll hear from Sales Xceleration Advisor, Brandon Tyler, who is a proven expert at identifying and capitalizing on emerging business ventures to propel an organization to the top tier of its industry.

5 Marketing Mistakes that Kill Startups | 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Marketing is the lifeblood of any startup, but it’s not always a walk in the park. In fact, marketing mistakes are often unavoidable, especially in the early stages of your business. It’s a waste of time and resources that tech startups can ill-afford. In this session, Darlene Gagnon will review the pitfalls to avoid and what you need to start, keep and stop doing when building your brand that lasts.

Networking Lunch | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Is Your Startup Investor Ready? | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Jeff Dodd is a partner in the Houston office of Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP. He is both a corporate and securities partner and a member of its technology transactions group. Jeff has worked with companies ranging from private emerging companies, to middle-market, to public companies and with financing sources (including venture capital firms) during his 40+ year career. Jeff also has extensive experience in a variety of domestic and international licensing and other information-related transactions and cybersecurity and privacy matters. He is the author of Modern Licensing Law (Thomson-West) and of Drafting Effective Contracts (Wolters Kluwer),and is co-author of updates to Information Law and The Law of Computer Technology (both Thomson-West). He is a frequent speaker and author. See https://www.huntonak.com/en/people/jeff-dodd.html and, for a more recent an up-to-date CV, just e mail him: jeffdodd@huntonak.com

KPMG Spark Presentation | 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

KPMG Spark’s Austin Miller and Jared Pese will discuss how they provide real time bookkeeping services to support your startup from idea to IPO with one accounting firm relationship. Check out the special rate they are offering for the Founders Roundup. https://get.kpmgspark.com/houston-tech-rodeo/


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March 3
09:00 - 17:00
Event Category:


The Cannon Houston


The Cannon Main Campus – Event Space
1334 Brittmoore Road, Houston, TX 77043
Houston, TX 77043 US
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