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Upcoming Ann Arbor Spark Events

A couple interesting upcoming events sponsored by Ann Arbor Spark:

The Ann Arbor Spark Calendar of Events and links to registration, etc can be found here.

Job Search Brownbag: The Search for Work
Sponsored by Ann Arbor SPARK
Date: Thursday, March 26, 2009
Time: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Location: SPARK East, 215 W. Michigan Avenue, Ypsilanti
Cost: FREE (You are welcome to bring a lunch and drinks will be provided.)
You are invited to join J.T. Pedersen and other highly talented and accomplished job seekers in an informative and interactive session. In his own words, "Becoming involuntarily unemployed, at any point in your life, can evoke any number of conflicting emotions. Then, the reality that you need to start a job search campaign provides yet another jolt. What do you do? How do you do it? What about this 'networking' thing? Please, join J. T. as he discusses 6 key components for self-promoting one's self in today's job market. If you have any questions about this or other talent programs, feel free to contact Amy Cell at Amy@AnnArborSPARK.org or 734-821-0075.

Entrepreneur 1.0 - The Elevator Pitch

Sponsored by Ann Arbor SPARK
Date: Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Time: 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Location: SPARK Central, 330 E. Liberty, Lower Level, Ann Arbor
Cost: FREE
Speaker: Chuck Salley
This program will discuss the critical question of how do you describe your opportunity to a stranger who you meet when you share a brief elevator ride. How do you achieve the goal of getting the "Tell me more" response? How do you position yourself against the competition? What is your market positioning and value proposition? And, how do I answer all the questions in less than 1 minute? This session is normally taught as the initial module of Entrepreneur Boot Camp.

Job Search Brownbag: LinkedIn Training
A workshop focused on how to use LinkedIn to build your business and personal brand.
Sponsored by Ann Arbor SPARK
Speaker: Derek Mehraban, CEO of Ingenex Digital Marketing
Moderated by J. T. Pedersen, Technical Business Consultant
Date: Thursday, April 2, 2009
Time: 11:45 am - 1:15 pm
Location: SPARK East, 215 W. Michigan Avenue, Ypsilanti
Cost: FREE (You are welcome to bring a lunch and drinks will be provided.)
A graduate of Michigan State University, Derek Mehraban has 15+ years advertising, marketing and interactive experience. Mehraban is focused on digital and internet marketing, event marketing, web search, web 2.0, social media marketing, blogging and generational marketing. Mehraban also teaches the New Media Drivers License (sm) course at Michigan State University. And blogs at The Digital Bus. For more information, contact J.T. Pedersen and/or Derek Mehraban.

Mingle & Match
Sponsored by Ann Arbor SPARK
Date: Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: SPARK Central, 330 East Liberty, Lower Level, Ann Arbor
Cost: FREE
Click here to register
If you are launching a startup, and need people to help you, come to this high energy event where you can have 1 minute to tell about your business and what kind of help you are seeking followed by a networking session.
To be a presenter, send a one paragraph description of your business concept, along with a description of the talent that you are seeking, to Amy@AnnArborSPARK.org.
If you are interested in joining a Startup, and are looking for excitement now and pay later, or want to just help a startup be part of the regional economic transformation, attend this event where you can learn about early stage businesses, and have the opportunity to get in on the ground floor. Questions can be directed to Amy Cell, at Amy@AnnArborSPARK.org or 734-821-0075.
Note: This event is for people that want to join a startup as a co-founder, investor, early employee or advisory board member. This is not an appropriate forum for service providers or companies looking for customers or clients. (However, we have compiled an "Entrepreneur Service Provider Directory," and if you would like to be included in that, please send a 1-2 paragraph description of your business, the services that you offer, and an early stage entrepreneur that we can contact as a reference to Mary@AnnArborUSA.org.)
Event Website: www.annarborusa.org

Posted by kkowatch at March 25, 2009 09:06 AM

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